Hello everyone - I’m struggling and suspect a relapse of postpartum psychosis or in perhaps another episode of psychosis if it is considered that after 19mths since my 2nd episode of PP. I’ve started on lorazepam and sleeping tablets for the next few days while I wait to see a consultant.
They have already mentioned restarting olanzapine but it wasn’t very effective initially, took a while to get the dosage right so seemed like I was super ill and not sleeping for longer than maybe necessary. Then the appetitive increase was so intense! I gained a lot of weight which I’ve been working really hard to get off (I know that shouldn’t really matter right now and I just need to get well but it does affect my hapiness) and on the plus side I slept really well on it, still wake with the kids if need be etc and recovered on them pretty quickly. So I’m not ruling it out as such.
I’m really just wondering if any of you have been prescribed any other antipsychotics that didn’t increase appetite so much and how u found them? Aripiprazole perhaps? Or anything else? A family member takes that following a manic episode and is doing really well on them, taking them longer term over A Levels and back to his usual self whilst on them.
Any advice on meds would be much appreciated so I can a research a little before I meet the doc.