Thursday, November 29, 2012

I Wanna Be Straight

Since the last post I've come down with a bit of a bump. Flattened out at first then dropped a bit down. Moonstone was here yesterday and has started me on a small dose of antidepressant; Sertraline 50mg. Well that's a new one on me I thought I'd had all of the antidepressants but here comes an old SSRI for the first time. Well here's hoping.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Higher Love

Oh my God! I have gone high again. I have been up at 5am every morning writing and recording new songs and now have a whole new album. Hurrah! Moonstone is back from holiday and seeing me weekly. In an effort to rest me I am on Temazepam at night and Lorazepam during the day but I am still working at a furious rate. Long may it continue!

Monday, October 15, 2012

The Shrink Returns

Dr Moonstone Woodstock returned from holiday today and saw me with a member of the Lavender Oil Company. Although I had been very down over the weekend, unable to concentrate or do anything, even listening to music without bursting into tears; I actually felt a bit better today. I don't know why. Anyway, after telling them this they decided to leave my meds as they are in case I come up again too quick. They are going to phone me tomorrow and see how I am.

Tonight my mood feels only a bit below par and I have been fairly busy on the computer and listening to music. So all in all not too bad, quite and improvement.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Coming Down

I'm coming down now. I had 5 straight hours of sleep last night. The support worker phoned to ask how I was (apparently there are no trained staff at the weekend). He says the nurse and doctor will see me next week. I felt down and had been tearful at times but didn't let on to him as there is nothing he can do ... well apart from the obvious fuckin' lavender oil.

Friday, October 12, 2012

The Crisis Team

My mood continued to get higher, so my Citalopram was stopped and I was prescribed 1mg Lorazepam as required. I virtually stopped sleeeping for 10 days and nights and began working furiously on all sorts of life changing projects which all amounted to nothing. Unfortunately my wonderful psychiatrist simultaneously decided to go on holiday and arranged for "emergency" backup. Oh dear! The "crisis team" now visit me on a daily basis but do little more than look very serious and sober (like pious clergymen waiting in vain at someone's deathbed), monitor my condition and state the bleedin obvious; suggesting things like aromatherapy and a nice warm bath before bed. (Thank God they don't work in acute surgery). But to be honest my wife does find them very supportive. Over the past two weeks or whatever it is now I've paced continuously when I wasn't dancing or singing or "repairing" computers or planning a singing career or a course in creative writing. However, I am now beginning to settle down.... there you go I've even managed to string a few coherent sentences together... and will hopefully now start to get some sleep. I will try my best to tolerate the crisis team's daily visits and be a good patient. Now, where did I leave that lavender oil.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Getting high

The shrink was here just over a week ago and reduced my Aripiprazole to 15mg. This week I've gone a bit high; restless, singing and dancing all the time. I've started trying to purchase things but Mrs Mo is keeping me in check. she called theshrink today who subsequently visited and increased my Aripiprazole to 30mg, reduced my Citalopram to 20mg and prescribed a measly 0.5mg Lorazepam as required. She will phone tomorrow and visit again on Wednesday.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The shrink returns

Moonstone was here today with a medical student in tow. I told her how I was sleeping morning, noon and night at the moment. My mood is a bit below par. She advised me to try taking my Aripiprazole at night rather than morning. She will return to review me in a month.

I recently saw Portillo (my GP) for my annual review, nothing of any note happened, my blood pressure is fine, I remain clinically obese. The only new thing is I have an underactive thyroid which has to be monitored.

We got a labrador puppy in June, which hasn't really taken to me but it does mean I get out and about and also means I have to get up out of my bed in the morning to walk it.

Despite my low mood I have been pushing myself to get out, going fishing and meeting my mates on a Saturday afternoon in the pub. The main problem at the moment seems to be puppy sitting which means I have to stay in unless Mrs Mo is at home. However, as the puppy gets older she should be OK to be left at home for a few hours of an afternoon. This will allow me to get back to the day centre which I miss going to.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Our cat had been unwell for sometime went rapidly downhill last week. The vet put her to sleep on Thursday. So it's been a very sad time for Mrs Mo and me.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Don't Worry Be Happy

Things are going remarkably well at the moment, I am working at the animal shelter, going fishing and going to the pub with my mates. Splendid!

Woodstock was here yesterday and was happy with my progress. She wants to leave all my meds as they are at the moment as everything is tickety boo. And she doesn't want to see me again until August... hooray!!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Jump In My Car

I'm doing really well at the moment. I'm going to the day centre twice a week and also getting back into recording music. My support worker is helping me to find voluntary work; she is taking me to an animal shelter tomorrow to see if I can help walk dogs etc.

The only fly in the ointment at the moment is my driving licence. It's time for my annual review and I've had to fill in 5 forms today for the DVLA in the hope of getting my annual licence renewed. This is all a result of me binge drinking a couple of years ago and being honest about it to the shrink. I certainly wouldn't confide in the shrink again about my alcohol intake. Anyway, it took me ages to find out when I had last seen my doctors for the forms so I'm going to write it down here to remind me...
Psychiatrist 22/02/12 (advised to reduce alcohol November 2009)
GP September 2011
Cardiologist November 2005