Eventually I May Equalize
Lamotrigine, Quetiapine & Clonazepam
Citation: Dopeman. "Eventually I May Equalize: An Experience with Lamotrigine, Quetiapine & Clonazepam (exp97936)". Erowid.org. Jun 30, 2020. erowid.org/exp/97936
Seroquel For a Schizophrenic Bipolar
I have a strong logical mind that has kept me functional through my symptoms. But I am a diagnosed Bi-polar/Schizophrenic. I have learned the cycles and triggers for my disorders so I am able to avoid them before I started the medications. To start this story I am/was a college freshman living in a dorm with a roommate. This medication came through a school provided doctor. I started to take lamotrigine for the symptoms and klonopin for sleep. Really fast I became immune to the klonopin. Klonopin then just gave me euphoric feeling no drowsiness. I still had a prescription for klonopin but it was bumped gradually in a month from .25mg to .5mg then to 1mg which it stayed at.
For my lamotrigine over a month I went from 25mg to 50mg to 100mg. Instructions for lamotrigine was to be taken at the beginning of the day. It just caused me to take forever to wake up for my classes. It caused me to be lethargic at times and OCD at other times. For a week straight the dorm room was constantly being cleaned by me. I just had to have everything organized clean and neat even my roommates items had to be organized. It caused me to veer away from homework. Now all in all this didnt affect my grade since I wasnt sleeping I did all my homework during the night in the hallway.
I ended up eventually being prescribed with seroquel. Now this was a strong anti psychotic and I knew it. My disorders came from family genes. Heavy on both sides were mental disorders. OCD/Schizophrenia/Extreme Anxiety/Paranoia/Bipolar and so on so forth. So I knew what seroquel was like and how zombie it made people. I started to take 25mg seroquel which had a large effect on me first night. It took me forever to climb into my bunk and I couldnt make coherent sentences. Then next night and for the rest of the week I was okay. I still took lamotrigine in the morning which caused my lethargic behaviors and drowsiness to worsen. The seroquel kept me asleep forever though so sometimes I would miss my morning class which became an issue. As the days went on I became very irritable and paranoid. I was practically taking a 1mg klonopin to keep me at ease. The amount of people and interaction with people made me become paranoid or angry or a combination of both. I didnt feel depressed or manic at least right? Well then I moved away from college and transfered to online school. I still am taking lamotrigine and seroquel. I take them both at night now. It keeps me asleep for 10hrs+ sadly. But at least I am getting sleep. I am still rapid cycling between depression anger and happiness though. It is getting better as time goes on. Eventually I may equalize. The closer to being unstable the more frequently I will get night terrors.
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