April 11, 2007 at 4:04 pm 5 comments

My appointment with the GP went well. I’m staying on the citalopram for the time being, and waiting to see if these mood swings stabilise in the next couple of weeks. To help with them in the meantime I’m now in possession of 84mg of diazepam (in the form of 42 2mg tablets).

What was really nice was that her main concern was for my safety, and we discussed whether I’d be safe. She asked me to see her again in a week’s time. She seemed genuinely concerned, which is a contrast from some of the other medical professionals I’ve had.

Of course, as we know, my self-control when it comes to the use of psychotropic substances is not high. But I’m going to try not to abuse the diazepam too much (benzodiazepine addition sounds like no fun). I actually have that “ooh, new drugs to play with” feeling, though.


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  • 1. gloomferret  |  April 11, 2007 at 4:40 pm

    2mg tabs suck ass.
    You’ll need to take at least two tabs to calm the citalopram down when you’re feeling wonky!
    I recommend taking 2mg in the morning, then necking the citalopram, then another 2mg in the evening to help the sleeping.

    It is best to try and save the diazepam for when you need it, but you probably need it all the time while getting used to citalopram, which can take a long time.

  • 2. patientanonymous  |  April 11, 2007 at 8:03 pm

    Glad to hear your appointment went well and you have a quick follow up.

  • 3. gloomferret  |  April 13, 2007 at 11:13 pm

    did you take too much diazepam?

  • 4. experimental chimp  |  April 14, 2007 at 6:09 am

    Depends what you mean by “too much”. More than prescribed, yes. Enough to have much effect? No.

  • 5. nightworrier  |  February 16, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Yeah benzo withdrawal sux if it’ not done properly

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Hi, I'm James. I'm a 26 year old guy from England with bipolar disorder (currently well controlled). I also have a circadian rhythm sleep disorder (not so well controlled). This blog has charted my journey from mental illness, through diagnosis and, recently, into recovery. It's not always easy, but then, what is?


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