My original plan for this blog post was to talk about my horrible psychiatry appointment. It was among the worst I’ve had and included the advice to “have more sex and love your boyfriend.” Med changes have left me with a brain that feels like a washing machine that has become unbalanced, words jumbling about and I’m unable to catch them. (I’m struggling to put this short piece together).
To bring you up to date, I was prescribed Abilify about a month ago and it has left me jittery, agitated, anxious, unable to sleep or sit still. I keep trying to read, but it’s a fruitless pursuit.
It has been almost two weeks since I have had a solid nights sleep. I spent 7 days, lying wide awake at 3:30 a.m. unable to go back to sleep. My energy was hypomanic high. But then I got that wired and tired feeling. I was physically exhausted, but my brain was buzzing.
After a consultation with my psychiatrist, we decided to take me off of the Abilify for 2 weeks and let the medication leave my system. Then we’re going to restart the medication at a lower dose to see if I would still suffer from the same side effects.
All of this being said, I’m going to try and write later in the week when my brain clears. I just wanted to let you all know that I’m thinking of you and hope to be back at it soon.