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Cameron Vale

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Hi ,My Name is Cameron Vale and suffer from bipola dissorder. I recently had a servere manic attack which changed (Rapid Cycling) into the worst case of depression I have ever Experienced. I was fortunate to be givin a bed at Saint Anne's Hospital Poole. Once I was admitted, A Dr. reqeuested I have a few ECT sessions to change my mood, which after a four day think, I declined. The Doctor then stated the she wished to change my medication, I was on Mertazipine, I Know take Venlafaxin one a day, Carbomazipine twice a day and Quatiapine twice a day. This little cocktail seems to working, although the quatiapine makes me drowsey, so I take 500 mg at night and 100mg in the morning.

I would love to hear from other Bi Polar and chat about what they are going through at the moment.

Many Thanks

Cameron Vale
 
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Hi cameron,
Nice to see you. I currently am in hospital. I have been in 6 weeks due to a manic episode. I suffer mainly with the manic side of my illness. Always high. THey have finally brought 'somewhat' down with seroquel, lithium, haloperidol, lorazepam. I am going on depakote soon. I am so fortunate to not suffer with the depressive side much or for long periods. However, when it occurs I really struggle with it.
:welcome:
hugs, Jacqui
 
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Hi Cameron - I live in Bournemouth too.

Welcome to the site. :welcome:
 
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Forgot to say that I too had ECT. It terrified me each time I had a treatment. Seroquel knocked the socks of me when I first went on it and did so for over a year. I was on 900 mgs - got it reduced just a few weeks ago to 800 mg slow release. It has helped a lot with me mood swings getting the dose throughout the day.
 
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:welcome: to the forum cameron vale.

Jax,have you experienced weight gain with seroquel?
 
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I can't for sure say it's the lithium as I started the seroquel around the same time as epilim and lithium. I did gain a lot of weight but can't say who the culprit was lol.
 
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schizolanza

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Ok .Thanks.I'm looking for an antipsychotic that doesn't cause weight gain to replace olanzapine,which does unfortunately.
 
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typicallypop

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hi cameron.
thanks for replying to my post (laulipop) I was diagnosed about 3 weeks ago. my meds are going up slowly. currently on 300 mg slow release. see psych again 1st october.

I had the same experience. had a real bad manic episode and then swung in to the worst depression I have ever had and now I am in what I think is a mixed episode.

do you get much support from your family and friends.?
:)
 
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hi camron

at the moment im waiting to see my phcy doctor to assess me for in patient treatment, i have the crisis team round every day and my life at the mo is hell, i had a bad psychotic on Monday and ended up in a and e, since them my moods havent calmed down , yesterday i felt orgasmic and full o f ideas but now im in a nothing state , just dont feel any thing, i know ill be manic in the morning and depressed in the night, i would of killed my self if i had the tools.
i feel at the moment as if im not me i look at my body and see someone elses body and i feel as if the crisis team have planted mics in my home to see if im liying, i have a 24hr number i can call if things get bad. last nite was so bad i kept having arguments with see through people in my hall and seeing bugs with lights round them! i was told they werent there but i dont know. i see shadows darting about and hear whispers calling my names. and after all this i still cant go into hospital ! i feel calm/hypomanic right now looks like im up all nite again , hay! im here for you , i may be "mad" but im kind and helpful so if you wanna talk , .... good blessings xxxx:grouphug: :)
 
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