Posted by ladyofthelamp on November 29, 2004, at 4:08:08
In reply to Re: To ladyofthelamp, posted by ed_uk on November 28, 2004, at 19:41:28
I think my anger was probably part of agitated mania and contrary to what most people believe mania is not always a happy experience.I am alright until something doesn't go right and then the irritation starts.Like other people i helped lots of patients and used to 'borrow' the BNF book and look up other peoples medication.This was not popular with the staff as they didn't like the patients to be educated on medication.I think this is all part of the controlling atmosphere of hospital.
I do not take any pills now, although i have just weaned myself off Effexor.This is an odd drug as it had a calming effect on me and not an anti depressant effect.I couldn't think on Effexor and was apathetic too.This seems to suit my GP as i just go away and he doesn't have to try too hard.I am physically ill from Effexor so have vowed never to touch medication again and as for going to hospital well i would rather die!!!.I am now waiting for a 'high' as i want to feel alive again.Incidentally it seems people have shorter stays in hospital now or maybe not??