New Year, same old Jo.

Appologies for the lack of updates for the past few months. I’ve been having a fairly terrible time with the depression, and that kinda saps your enthusiasm for pretty much everything else.
So here’s a quick update on the medication situation.

  • After coming off the olanzepine, we increased the dose of clomipramine to 60mg
  • Since this didn’t help with my mood, we have since added Lamotrigine, which is an anti-convulsant mood stabiliser, which can have some augmentation effects when used with antidepressant treatment.
  • I started on 25mg, increasing to 50mg and then 75mg over a period of a number of weeks – for safety reasons, you can’t increase the dose any quicker.

So, that’s where I’m at. I completed one module last term, but I had to drop the second module because I was not well enough to attend the lectures, let alone do the coursework. I can still theoretically graduate if I complete the remaining 2 modules, and a six week practical after Easter. This is obviously going to be difficult though.

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