Hello all. I'm sorry for writing another post so soon. I just have nowhere else to turn. I live in country with no MBU's and a somewhat old-fashioned psychiatric system. I was on a general ward with very serious mental health patients for 5 days (it was awful) and then sent home, and had to go visit a clinic as an outpatient just 2 days after coming home. I will continue to have to go out of the house for appointments. In the meantime, I'm afraid whether or not my treatment is appropriate because I don't fully trust the system here and don't have an expert to talk to. I've been put on 125 mg of quetiapine to take in the evenings before bed. It's been 11 days now. It helps me fall asleep although I usually wake in the night and can't always get to sleep. I also have something short-term for anxiety (oxazepam; the doctor I last spoke to said she might add Zoloft for long-term anxiety management) and sleeping pills (Sanval) in case I need them. I feel I am getting better every day but I'm worried that the dose of quetiapine is really low. Can I ask what dosages other were given, if you were given this drug?
I definitely feel less "psychotic" but still feel like I'm not "in the world". Is that normal after 11 days? Do I need a higher dosage?
Thank you all.