Prankxiety

Oh anxiety, you trickster, you joker, you fiddler with minds.

Anxiety is all over me at the moment.

There are probable reasons for this; I’m on a therapeutic dose of aripiprazole, which is well known for causing agitation and  anxiety, and I think the remaining quetiapine has been masking the anxiety. Now it’s getting to a really low dose (150mg, supposed to drop to 100mg tomorrow) it’s not doing that job any more. I think I’ll have to slow the Q withdrawal down, because I can’t take it.

I want to write this post, really I want to, but it’s pranking me again.

Every example I want to give as to how it’s affecting me makes me have to think about the experience, and then the thought arouses the same anxiety as the original event. So I am silenced.

Well played, anxiety, well played.

 

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About purplepersuasion

40 something service user, activist, writer and mother living with bipolar disorder. Proud winner of the Mark Hanson Prize for Digital Media at the Mind Media Awards #VMGMindAwards 2013. Winner of the World in Mentalists Mood Disorder blog 2012. Regular guest blogger for the International Bipolar Foundation http://www.internationalbipolarfoundation.org/ Expert by Experience working with Mind training department. Working on The Incoming Tide, a bipolar memoir. Find me on Twitter @BipolarBlogger or at my Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BipolarBlogger
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2 Responses to Prankxiety

  1. argh, anxiety, bleugh. Rubbish. Sorry to hear it.

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