*DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, therapist, or health professional of any kind. I’m sharing things that I have been taught that have helped me (or not). This is my experience.


Thursday, October 25, 2012

It's Been Awhile

I know it's been awhile since I've written a post.  I haven't had much to say and really I still don't.  My depression is continuing to get worse.  I haven't been eating much and I've been sleeping as much as I can.  My motivation and concentration are out the window.

I was supposed to see my psychiatrist yesterday but I got a call in the morning saying that they were having technical difficulties and I had to reschedule for next month.  I see him over the tv, like a Skype type thing.  They call it telepsychiatry.  I went ahead and scheduled even though I see the new psychiatrist a week after the new appointment.  Frustrated I asked to talk to the nurse because my meds needed increased.  They increased my Seroquel by 100 mg and my venlafaxine ER by 75 mg.  So now I'm up to 700 mg total of Seroquel and 150 mg of venlafaxine ER.  Hopefully the hallucinations will stop and the depression will finally give me a break.

It's freezing here today.  It was 72 degrees yesterday and right now it 28 degrees with the windchill.  My toes are soo cold.  I'm wrapped up in a snuggie and have my comfy socks on.  It's not supposed to get above 25 at night till further notice.  Uhk...


  1. hi jen, just discovered your blog via crazyboards.org. I also have schizoaffective disorder, mostly depressive. I'm about to start trialling Saphris with a view to easing off Zyprexa. Just wondering about your thoughts on Saphris? I hope your depression has eased a bit; hang in there! Love and light, Kate :)

    1. Kate,

      Thank you for reading. Crazyboards.org is a great place to find support. The people there often understand things that you think no one possibly could.

      As for Saphris, I have tried it twice and both times it didn't help with my psychotic symptoms. First time I had no side effects and the second time I had restless legs which were helped with cogentin.

      Of course every person reacts differently so I'd give it a try. Big hint though, make sure to ask your pharmacist for the black cherry flavor. The original is awful. My pharmacy had to order mine and I had to deal with the original for awhile, until they had to order again. Yuck!

      I'm headed over to check out your blog. Hope you're doing well, Jen

    2. Kate, would you mind me adding your blog to the links of blogs I read (on the right side of my blog)?