This is Dr. David
I am sorry you are having these episodes.
it sounds like your schizoaffective disorder is not being well controlled.
you might need to talk to your doctor about increasing the dose of aripiprazole up to 30mg a day.
Hi. Ok, I have been on olanzapine last year, but because of significant weight gain I was put back on aripiprazole. It is quite exhausting all this stuff.
you would also benefit from seeing a counselor or psychotherapist once a week to talk about these episodes to get them off of your chest
so you worry less about them.
you might need to talk to your doctor about increasing the dose and frequency of your diazepam as well which might help and relax you a bit more.
how much diazepam are you taking a day?
Yes that sounds a good idea, seeing someone weekly like a counsellor. I don't take the diazepam every day but take 5mg tablets once or twice a day when needed.
when is your next doctor's appointment?
you can talk to your doctor at next visit about these issues.
In middle of April.
I would try to move that up sooner if possible.
your doctor can refer you to a counselor who you can speak with.
and talk about options for increasing your medications.
good luck to you
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