Changing my meds again

It’s clear to my psychiatrist and me that we need to dial back one of my psychotropic medications, specifically my antipsychotic.  My motivation is zilch and my restlessness is 1000%!  We are going to try to get to a lower steady state more quickly by having me take a lower dose every other day, and then skip the weekend entirely.  This should give us an idea of how much I need based on my own monitoring of my side effects and symptoms.  It all sounds good, but it’s a bit scary, too.  Any time we mess with psychotropics, especially antipsychotics, strange things can happen – more like strange feelings.  I trust the Doc, though, and he’s doing what he thinks will be most advantageous in the least amount of time in order to get me back on the rails.  Hopefully I don’t end up in the hospital.  I don’t think I will, but there’s always that possibility when we’re dealing with medication changes.  Oh, well.  It’ll all work out in the end.  I just want to get them straightened out so that I can get back to climbing and writing and taking photos!  I need my life back!

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