#025 – Psychiatric Admission – Day 6

There’s nothing to report on again! Today is a public holiday so things are even quieter than usual. My day has consisted of blog writing, nicotine, caffeine and naps. I have been drinking stupid amounts of coffee, Coke and energy drinks. I think I have replaced my alcohol intake with caffeine. It helps with writing too. Like with alcohol it increases my fluidity. 

My sleep has been excellent. I take Clozapine and melatonin at 10pm and I’m asleep by midnight. I sleep without waking to about 5am or 6am but then I’m awake and cant go back to sleep. I wish I could sleep in until at least 7am. My sleeping patterns are so much different to when I’m at home. There’s structure in hospital. Depending on my quality of sleep (or if I even get sleep) at home I usually sleep for 10 -14 hours. I’m rarely awake before lunch. My psychiatrist has prescribed me a heavy sleeping medication but I’m yet to use it as I haven’t needed it. Apparently it is a very powerful medication. It’s the medication that is used when all other have failed. The name of the medication escapes me.

It feels like I’m the only patient in the ward. I feel for the nurses as they have absolutely nothing to do for 95% of they’re time. Time must go so slowly for them. I have a little interaction with them but rarely is there a deep conversation. Just general chit chat.

Published by aperfecttool83

I'm a 37 year old who lives in Melbourne Australia. I have many interests but I want to base this blog on my mental health. I have schizophrenia, depression & anxiety. I have 15 years experience with psychiatrists and I have had close to 20 hospital admissions. I plan on writing about my delusions, voices, paranoia, depression and how to deal with them psychiatrists :) I really hope this blog can help someone. Please feel free to contact me and I promise to get back to you. Have a nice day!

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