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i was on respoadone 1mg twice a day and diazapam 5mg twice a day and had to be changed to seraquil and the diazapam as i had taken a reaction to the resperadone, things not too good at the monent i have been very agitated and wreaking the place at any slight thing, i was so close to throwing all the clothes in the bin just cause they were anoying me looking at them i cant sit still am always trying to get out of the house away from everyone and have even told my partner that im leaving him and the kids i just want to run away and im fearful of my kids safety as i threw the table and they could have been there i havent slept properly in over a week i think im in a hyopmanic state but it goes higher every now and then i dont know i did feel really good last week but now i dont i think im on the edge of being out of control but im excusted and it dosnt matter how many sleeping tablets i take as they dont work im convinced they are fakes and my docs is trying to make me worse my cpn is great but i cant always reach her i have done what theyve said and not touched any drink in case it was making me worse as it has done in the past and ended up in AandE after trying to jump from a moving car and pull the steering wheel from the driver into a wall,
now i just feel like running away and getting drunk and staying away from my family my minds racing i cant even speak hardly as it sound like dub ba da how do i stop this before it gets really out of hand,
 
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hiya,

I think you should see your doctor and explain what is happening. Try and stay in the house because you could put yourself in danger if you leave the way you are, sometimes I feel like running away but your kids need you. Things will get better x
 
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hi

thanks for your reply think i will ring the doc but all they do is give more diazapam to calm me, iv got to the point i dont even trust them the noise of the tv is sending me mad and the baby crying upstairs i have to get out of here my partner dosent understand at all and thinks its all against him maybe it is maybe he has me like this trying to keep me here like this i had to turn to the pc to try and calm down but it aint working
 
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hi

I know noise sends me mad sometimes too. Have you got a garden you can sit in for a few mins just too cool off and relax?? It must be difficult for him to even frustating because he can't help you and doesn't understand can you talk to him ???
 
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((((( babs ))))))

Sounds like you are having a tough time. It may do you the world of good to get out of the house and have a wee walk with a friend or stop at a coffee shop and have a fattening drink and a big slice of cake.

You do sound like you need to speak to your Pdoc. Are you on the dose of Seroquel that they want you on now? If so, perhaps you might suggest it is increased? One of the drugs I am on is Seroquel. I found it to be very sedating at the start. I swear by the seroquel. My tuppence worth regarding sleeping tablets, I don't think any of the work. I have tried all of them and they never helped.

Noise and even colours often upset me when I am stressed. Everything seems brighter and nosier and it drives me round the bend.

Take care and hope you feel better soon.
Jacqui x :hug:
 
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im just back from being out i think it did me the world of good went to a mates then came home was so tempeted to get a drink but never bothered thank god or who knows what would have happened am going to go and lie down in a dark room with a face mask on and take my meds hopefully i will feel better and get some sleep
 
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Babs, I am glad that getting out helped. I thought it might. You mentioned not drinking. You don't have to answer if you don't want to - but I thought that you mentioning alcohol a number of times. If - and I am not saying you do - but if you have a problem with booze, do you think that maybe the irritability etc has something with not drinking?
Please do not berate me if I am completely off the mark here. I have no idea if you drink a lot or maybe you even just like a glass of wine with dinner. So if I am wrong - I do apologise.
Hugs, Jacqui
 
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Hi no i dont drink often but when i get the racing thoughts and feeling high i cant sleep i sometimes turn to drink to help slow me down but i dont do that now as it seams to make it worse and then i end up in a n e, it was my way of self medacting before i was diganosed but im not nor ever been an acholic just a social drinker in the past and still would be on occasion whrn i feel well
 
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Ahhh thanks babs for not taking that the wrong way. I haven't drank in well over 6 years. I choose to stop drinking due to the fact that I was using it as a crutch to help me with my MH problems. It really didn't help. I don't think I have ever socially drank in my life, if I am honest. I never liked the taste of alcohol. I just drank a 10 glass bottle of vodka in about an hour to a an hour in and half. Just to feel the effects and then pass out. I am so glad I don't drink now! I never touched my first drink until I was exactly 21 years old and was in university in the states. I drank that first bottle alone and each one after, alone.
Hope you sleep well tonight. x x x
 
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REply TO Babs.

i was on respoadone 1mg twice a day and diazapam 5mg twice a day and had to be changed to seraquil and the diazapam as i had taken a reaction to the resperadone, things not too good at the monent i have been very agitated and wreaking the place at any slight thing, i was so close to throwing all the clothes in the bin just cause they were anoying me looking at them i cant sit still am always trying to get out of the house away from everyone and have even told my partner that im leaving him and the kids i just want to run away and im fearful of my kids safety as i threw the table and they could have been there i havent slept properly in over a week i think im in a hyopmanic state but it goes higher every now and then i dont know i did feel really good last week but now i dont i think im on the edge of being out of control but im excusted and it dosnt matter how many sleeping tablets i take as they dont work im convinced they are fakes and my docs is trying to make me worse my cpn is great but i cant always reach her i have done what theyve said and not touched any drink in case it was making me worse as it has done in the past and ended up in AandE after trying to jump from a moving car and pull the steering wheel from the driver into a wall,
now i just feel like running away and getting drunk and staying away from my family my minds racing i cant even speak hardly as it sound like dub ba da how do i stop this before it gets really out of hand,

Hi babs,

it sounds as if you are really suffering right now. I feel for you. thes feelings can be so distressing. Have you tried calm warm baths, and some gentle music like enya, cut out caffeine all together, try chamomile tea, chamomile aromatherapy massages with French lavender in small amounts as it can have the opposite effect and be stimulating if used in large amounts. Lie back on you bed or ina comfortable chair and try to listen to a specific relaxation CD, the gentle music can cover other thoughts sometimes, close your eyes to reduce visual stimulation as this calms all the senses, breathing and yoga and walking whilst breathing gently, in a calm quiet place, perhaps by the sea with a friend so you don't feel afraid and are not alone.

Make sure your bedroom is dark at night so the morning summer light does not wake you up too early and disturb your sleep. This can make a big difference, and you may need to put up a dark blind or another curtain. This can make a huge difference in the summer. You really need to see your psychiatrist as soon as possible I believe. You do not appear to be on an actual mood stabilizer which surprises me, and I am sure this would make a real difference added to your seroquel. Try and get a referral to a specialist mood disorders clinic. I would not rely on general psychiatrists or GPs to get the balance of meds right personally on their own. The very best of luck. Please Do let me know how you get on.

I am sure this will pass. keep telling yourself this will pass, and breath out after you repeat it then breath in gently. hold for 4 inbetween each in and our breath, and mantra. You may prefer top find your own mantra, a calming chant ,a positive calming statement that you repeat to yourself. It can be very reassuring. I will pray for you tonight too and hope you will feels calmer soon and your distress banished. Please read my other posts if this helps but not now. Best to limit the input and let your mind calm down. Please se your psychiatrist soon as possible.

From, Hope4you.
 
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thanks for your advice hope4you, i have an apointment on tuesday with my pdoc i had another bad night last night, i will be asking him for a mood stabilizer as i believe it will help a lot, i will be putting another set of curtains on the window for tonight i dont feel quite so bad today am just sitting my own wee world i think i havnt been agatated today though so thats a good thing, i will have a look through your other posts now and thanks for the advice
 
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i would definatly take any meds that are prescribed to you, it sounds like your going threw a really tough time but with the right meds and some time these things usually settle down.
 
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sooo tired

dont know whats up today am on a real downer didnt sleep hardly last night but slept this morn right through to the afternoon am sooo tired and have been very tearful today iv been high for quite a while now its spirling downwards again i feel like im up and down like a yoyo
 
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