Seeing Dr. Barry and med changes

I saw Dr. Barry yesterday. Well, when I say I saw her, it was over the phone, but despite that, we had a good appointment.
We talked through the symptoms I’ve been having. I told her about the voices, about the sleep issues, the dissociation, and depression. She listened and she was very understanding.
She increased my zyprexa to 10 MG, from 5 MG. She said that will hopefully help with the voices.
She also put me on zopiclone, which is also known as zimovane, for sleep for a month. She said I can use it for up to six weeks without becoming addicted or dependent on it. So she said she would keep me on it for a month, to try to reset my sleep patterns.
I didnt start it last night, I decided I’d wait until tonight, but it was ok, I did get sleep last night, my body was so exhausted that I just fell into a deep sleep.
On both Tuesday night, and last night I slept well. I am very grateful for the sleep I got.
I am feeling a lot brighter this morning. Dr. Barry said she’d see me again in 2 weeks, and in the meantime I have a phone appointment with my CPN on Friday, and she has put the weekend service in place for me, so the psych nurses will check in with me on both Saturday and Sunday since I am not going to my parents this weekend.
I am so hoping the meds will help. I really really hope for good results from the zyprexa.

Author: Carol anne

I am 40 years young. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

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