#040 – Psychiatric Admission – Day 10

I’m starting to wonder what the point of these daily blogs on my activities is. There is little to report on. I was up early.. at about 5am and I didn’t nap. This makes for long days. I’m starting a new sleeping medication tonight to battle my insomnia. Because there is structure and routine in here my sleep is somewhat better than when I’m at home.

Gem (psychiatrist) came in and we had a chat about some options I have when it comes to the crippling anxiety I get which worsens as the day progresses. He increase the Lexapro (antidepressant) to two a day which will hopefully help. I have nothing to loose. I don’t have any side effects and it doesn’t make me drowsy  or screw with my head. It’s hard to say if the dose I was on was doing anything for me. It hasn’t made me into a happy, bubbly person that is for sure.

There hasn’t been any talk of discharge yet. I think we are still in the early days of my stay. I’m fine with this at this point but we’ll see how I’m travelling in another week or two. I’m not home sick. I feel safe here.

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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