Sunday, July 01, 2012

More than enough...

I am going through some changes now that I am on a much lower dose of anti-psychotics. I feel much more alert and aware of my emotions and no longer sedated. After having felt so for a long time, this state of mind is a whole new experience and it takes some getting used to. I don't think it is unpleasant, but these changes are something I constantly observe in myself and am surprised by. 

I find that my attitude about a lot of things is changing and while it is, I don't want to make up my mind about anything because I don't know what the final outcome will be. I've completely lost interest in some things that I liked. Some things that I was convinced of about myself I am now less sure of. I am in transition and time will tell with what sort of state of mind I will end up.

My psychiatrist had always felt that I was on too high a dose of the anti-psychotics and wanted me to lower it some time in the future, although I don't think he had counted on me ending up on a dose quite this low. The high dose was a legacy from my old psychiatrist.

I will keep you all up to date as the changes continue and I am more sure of myself.



Rob-bear said...

I'm glad you're still making progress, and are still reflecting on what is happening, without making any major decisions.

Wel done, Irene!

Maggie May said...

Wonderful if you can manage with less and run on an even keel.
Some drugs (even the over the counter pain killers that I'm on now) can dampen your interest in things and make you feel tired & sluggish. Hope you are enjoying your new interest in things.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Friko said...

Good for you.
It's surely never a good idea to stop taking any drug very quickly if you have been on high doses for a long time.
Your mind (and body) need time to adjust. It took me nearly three years to come off tranquilisers.

I am glad you are calm and improving. Best of luck.