- Oct 2, 2020
- Surrey, Uk
That won’t work. Antipsychotics are not
‘rescue’ drugs. Don’t try and treat them as such.
Sorry to play devil's advocate, but some pdoc's use antipsychotics in exactly that way, as 'rescue' drugs. I was pumped full of Quetiapine to bring me down from mania. It worked, I was far more 'level' in just 3 days. Trouble is, I've been left on it since and it's only recommended as a 'crisis' drug, so the community pdoc who left me on it for 5 years done me wrong, but them's the breaks. I now can't get off it because when his predecessor tried to titrate me down on Q and up on lithium, he and I both found I couldn't go lower than 200mg daily of Q or I shot up into mania. I do wish some of these psychiatrists wouldn't treat us like lab rats.