I had a meeting with my psychiatrist yesterday and have agreed to taper me off my meds (Quetiapine) for the second time. 🤗 and they are hoping to discharge me in the spring. Because I had a psychosis relapse a year ago (and 2 years after PPP) I have been now told that I need to have careful sleep & relaxation management for the rest of my life. I've been prescribed Sominex and a sleeping tablet if I need them.
I just thought it was worth making you aware that if you do suffer from sleep problems you need to demand help from your GP as soon as possible - I went to two GPs when I was going into hypomania after having poor sleep and being under chronic stress only to have sleeping tablets turned down because they were "addictive". Two days later I was back in the psychiatric ward under section.
I'd really like to have this as a national standard of care for anyone who has had PPP in the UK (and is therefore at risk of having psychosis again) - does anyone have any ideas on how to do this? Would it be NICE guidelines?