Are they the same hallucinations, the ones of your assailant(s), or other different hallucinations?
Bipolar is not permanent insanity - it is episodic insanity. But those episodes can be years or decades (or more!) apart from one another. It depends upon the medications and how well they work - and the compliance of the one taking them :)
Depending upon how long you have been on the Saphris, it may still be an adjustment period for it. 20 mg daily (10 mg twice daily) is a good dose to be on. If you still experience hallucinations or if they worsen, it might need to be switched to something like Latuda or Prolixin.
So lower-potency agents, like Geodon and Thorazine, are bad news for you. Higher potency ones, like Prolixin and Risperdal, may be an option but for the side effects. So, looks like medium (like Saphris and Zyprexa) is where they are shooting next. Seems like a good plan, given what you have been through!
No, not a bother, just a pharmaceutical challenge. :)
It's an idea. The Seroquel is lo potency but tends to be very safe from a cardiac standpoint. It can also help you put some pounds on, which will also help you, given how much weight you have lost!
Congrats! Good to be able to eat without a tube. :)
low potency, not 'lo' potency
*lol* I can se you saying that, too...
Yes, as that old song by Chicago said, "Everybody needs a little time away..."
So, you gave Todd white hairs but he still let you finish the drive! Bravo. ;)
What does Saphris have? It's new, sexy, cool name, sublingual - in short, nothing really except it is not generic. In theory, it does not have as much weight gain as Seroquel.
He probably thought you were going to jump to end it all instead of take a clothed dip...
More total cholesterol than triglycerides in Seroquel.
Well, then bravo to the cop for being nuts. :)
And this is also why they will not leave you to be alone. Sure-fire bent of self-destruction, in spite of having (but not seeing) what you have to offer others.
Because the insane part can't see the answer to that question, and everyone is banking on the sane part eventually winning out.
Less sane does not equal insane. One implies sanity still exists and is recognized, but is not being utilized. The other means sanity is not even in the same grid.
Eventually you will be able to!
The government also decided that ObamaCare is a good idea, so let's not use the Fed as a standard for wisdom. :)
Ok, time for me to hit the rack. You hang in there, Sami, glad you are back online!
Until next visit. ;)
So are you! Good night. :)