Monday, 25 November 2013

How I'm Doing, Truthfully

Today's ward round went well, I went in hoping to get five hours of leave so was pleased when they gave me six hours. My meds are staying the same - 800 mg of quetiapine and my body is starting to tolerate it, meaning that I'm not so drowsy anymore. It's been all positive steps today.

Monday, 18 November 2013

My Experiences with Visual Hallucinations

A common symptom of schizophrenia that I've not really written about before is visual hallucinations, AKA seeing things. I've written about auditory hallucinations (voices) numerous times before and even created a YouTube video on the subject, which can be found here, but never really touched on the visual hallucination topic before.

Monday, 11 November 2013

Why I'm in Hospital, Partly

I put some tweets out last night explaining the basics of why I'm in hospital. There may be triggers in this for some. Please be careful. So for those not on Twitter, the tweets were this:

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

What a Difference a Day Makes

So yesterday, I blogged here saying about how I wasn't 100% happy with my leave being unescorted, how I wanted to stay on my section and that I was going to move into a flat of my own. Those three things have changed overnight. (Having support worker sessions and the medication issues are still the same.)

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Today's Ward Round

Just a quick update as to what happened at ward round today. My leave has gone to two hours unescorted again (as in, I can go by myself), which I'm not 100% happy with, but I did manage to go out for most of the two hours today by myself. I'm still on the section at my request and my psychiatrist is saying that when I'm ready to come off it, I'll be off it straight away.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Another Huff Post Piece

I've made it to the front page of the UK site of Huffington Post! I used a blog piece that had especially good feedback, tweaked it a little and sent it off. The piece can be found here: but if you're quick, you should be able to see me on the front page here: (If you're not from the UK, you may need to change the 'Edition' - a little box on the top left - to UK.) I'm about halfway down on the left hand side!