Stopping mild manic thinking
April 5, 2010 5:49 AM Subscribe
How do you go about calming manic thinking as a result of a medication mistake?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (4 answers total)
How do you go about calming manic thinking as a result of a medication mistake and see clearly enough about what to do next?
Apparently the pharmacy had been giving me 300 mg less of my SSRI than normal and upon going back up I went from being the lowest I had been in years to near euphoria. It has since settled down some but I still feel almost high. I feel a driving need to shout out about death! I'm not suicidal but it feels like I just need to inform people of their options. As if I discovered a new product. Pepsi - Death! My utter non-existent sex drive has also broken through the roof.
Obviously this cannot be normal as before the med mixup I was just deeply depressed. And had no energy to do anything.
The problem is that my pdoc put me on an SNRI at the same time the SSRI went back up to the real dose so I cannot figure what started it. I would like this to end as soon as possible for obvious reason. I was thinking to just stop the SNRI as it has just been 7 days and then see what sorts itself out. I haven't even gotten into a theraputic dose yet. (I do not know if 7 days at a low dose is enough time to cause these effects even). But I cannot seem to think clearly enough to see if that is bad or not.
I guess what I am asking is if my thinking as far as you can tell seems clear and how do I go about making the best decision for myself. I would phone my doc but the office is closed til Tuesday and no, there is no out of office contact number. This is provincial health.
Note: I have an appt. to see a psychologist on Tuesday for evaluation and would like to be clear by then as this is abnormal and I would hate to skew her recommendation on something that is a med mix up. I am unsure if to share these feelings with her as they are not normal and I have waited months for this appt. to indicate where my treatment should go next.
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