No worries Frank. ( I quite like that name)No....not a guy. I was manic as hell when I made this account. I had an account here before but I couldn't remember my password at the time so I just made this account because I wanted to talk to someone if I remember correctly.
I never intended to post under the name Frank.lol
In fact, when I got the email about accounts being compromised I freaked out because I didn't even remember making this account. I asked them to close it because I had 0 posts at that point but they told me I needed a reason.
I keep thinking now that I use it I should change my username but I'm lazy.
Anyways, it's good you found a medicine that works for you.
What I take.... Seroquel....is an ap and mood stabilizer but I have lots of bad side effects when I take it. Besides weight gain I have a really hard time breathing at night through my nose.
I messed up my back really bad a few days ago so now I'm taking valium and hydrocodone.
If start to sound loopy in posts during the next week...that's why.
Yeah they tried to give me Seroquel one time in hospital - I was there getting off Xanax and the shrinks went through a stage of using it in low doses for anxiety. It just made me dizzy and then knocked me out for ages. It didn't even feel like sleep - more like I was unconscious. And i felt groggy for the next day or so, it was horrible. It might affect me differently if I was really manic though, I'm not sure.
I think this stuff is working - but I'm a bit worried about it too. At least I've started seeing my psych again now. For a long time I didn't really want to.