It’s taken 2 months, but finally something is giving way. To be fair to the medication, however, I should note that it’s only been helping since my dose was raised on Tuesday.
I am subject to extreme agitation. If I’m not being combative, I’m likely asleep. I’ve been easily agitated since I was 13. Back then, I was getting put in restraints all the time. I wish I had a dollar for every time I’ve been restrained. Sometimes when I’m super agitated, I’ll break things. Haven’t done that in about 2 years, but the propensity is always there, just hidden beneath the surface.
Finally after two months of getting highly pissed off at nothing, the medication has reeled me in. I’m taking 400 mg a day. It’s helped greatly with the voices and paranoia since the dose was raised from 200 mg to 400 on Tuesday. I’m liking it. The pdoc has pretty much said that if the Thorazine doesn’t work, I’m up for some more “exotic” treatments, like ECT.