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    Treating mania outpatient. My psychiatrist is a patient man
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    reneegigliotti posted:
    My psychiatrist has me on klonopin, 1 mg 3x daily, 4 mg of Risperdal (new drug) and 800 mg Seroquel in addition to lithium (1350 mg) and Depakote (2500 mg). I finally slept after 8 days of solid no sleep. I'm kind of in lala land right now, but less "delusional" so I'm told. I want to go back to work tomorrow. My psychiatrist is being noncommittal. The only thing keeping me out of the hospital, I guess, is that I'm following his instructions. He's been checking in several times a day. Slow progress=No admission. He says he knows me and my mania patterns. This isn't one that needs an admission even though it's been intense. I'm grateful. Confused but grateful to him.
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    ddnos responded:
    I'm glad you are following your pdocs instructions, which is helping you stay out of hospital! Good for you! Do you think maybe taking one more day off work might be a good thing and just plan ot go back mid week wed if you feel you are doiong well enough? Just a thought. Don't want you going back to work too soon in case it might backfire on you, you know?

    Take care of yourself today and do what you need to ground yourself so you can get ready to go back to work soon!

    Debbie
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