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Seroquel, Leave of Absence, Psychiatrist

Posted on the 18 March 2013 by Gray Eyed Athena @grayeyedowl

My PCP called me back to tell me to call a different psychiatrist who will be able to get me in within the next two weeks.  She also called in a 2-week prescription for 25mg of Seroquel to take nightly.  I can’t do it.  I won’t.  The weight gain reported on Seroquel is unreal.  I just can’t.  I feel about as scattered and absent as it’s possible for me to feel and I see no other option than to stay the course, meds-free, maintain my weight loss, and hope that things get better.  The only issue will be making sure I don’t scare B too much.  When I finally get in with the new psychiatrist I will be adamant about using drugs that do not cause weight gain and then, maybe then, I will sleep.

I was also encouraged to get a medical leave of absence on file to allow me to miss work to attend doctor’s appointments or be late or just absent if I need to, without penalty.  I made that phone call today.

I feel like a person who knows they’re dying — making final preparations for their estate.

Should I die before I wake.

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