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.



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
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2 Responses to Prankxiety

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

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