I like caffeine drinks, like Red Bull or KX, but shouldn't really drink them as they are associated with the QT interval in the heart. The QT interval is the interval between the start of the Q wave and the end of the T wave - abnormalities can result in heart problems. The extra buggeration factor is that anti psychotics can affect it too, and I'm on two of them. I must arrange an ECG at some stage - psychiatrists are notoriously bad at telling you about physical ailments. And they can't take blood - I still have the scar where one tried and failed. Always get a nurse to take bloods.
Psychiatrists always talk about risk - is it safe to discharge that patient? Is it necessary to admit so and so? But what about the risks to us caused by the side effects of psychiatric drugs? I've said this before - is it better to be mad and thin, or OK ish and fat, with the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other, possibly life threatening illnesses? I've yet to meet a psychiatrist who mentions these things. I sometimes feel that a psychiatrist feels inadequate unless he prescribes a pill. After all, they only have 10 minutes with one, so what else can they do? I'm lucky enough to have a good shrink, however, and I can email him if I start to become unwell. Others aren't so lucky.
Maybe this time I'll go to sleep.
I spent 16 years in the RAF defending the Free World , then got bunged out unceremoniously for being bipolar. I and was subsequently diagnosed with PTSD. Funny old world, isn't it?