i just got out of the psych hospital for psychosis
nos. it was very helpful as i am no longer psychotic.
FYI: The only reason the last answer was 'closed' was because i couldn't get to the Expert's answer. I didn't have any difficulty retrieving prior answers.
i had been seeing mice everywhere, as well as insects. i also believed that they were altering important components of my car that affected how it drove. i believed that they had switched out the passenger and driver's seat. i saw huge packages of itty bitty babies that they were leading to nest inside my furniture. if i interfered a large mouse would growl like a pit bull at me. i thought they were inside food packages and getting into the refrigerator and my clothes. it was absolutely terrifying! My psychiatrist, psychologist and a friend persuaded me to go to the hospital. anyway, at the hospital they changed my medication. they said that my severe anxiety
over cleaning my disastorous house triggered the episode. my current meds are: klonopin, propranolol, seroquel, lamictal and latuda. they discontinued lithium, reduced seroquel, increased propranolol and added latuda. i may be bipolar
, but it is somewhat unclear. i do have ptsd and gad
. what do you think about the anxiety explanation. also, i have a 3/15 appointment with the psychiatrist. i'm going to ask her to discontinue the seroquel. do you think i have a chance that she'll agree? I'm only on 150 mg of it. I feel like I'm on too many meds. The Seroquel makes me gain weight [45 lbs in 4 to 5 months]. I`m also pretty unsteady on my feet. [Thanks in advance.]
For the record i have never prior to this episode had a hint of altered perceptions - much less psychosis! I an on disability but use to practice international patent law. It is unfathomable how I've fallen so far.