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Dissociation / Dissociative Disorders?

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user1488971733 Wed 08-Mar-17 11:22:48

Was just wondering if anyone can please shed some light (I am nervous to even ask this given that Split has just been out). I was diagnosed with a dissociative disorder two years ago, I am currently in long-term psychotherapy and I take Olanzapine. Basically, the Olanzapine has stopped working. Like completely stopped working. I feel like I am going to have a heart attack constantly, my thought process is all over the place, I can't keep track of time or even have a basic conversation.

I'm not suicidal or self harming but I feel like I am going to die.

I have been given a psychiatrist appointment tomorrow but I am now not sure what to ask for - I am really worried he is going to say there's nothing more that can be done. I am wondering if I am expecting to much as well, basically, I would love something like Olanzapine that actually works again. My life was getting back on track with the Olanzapine - it's unravelling at a rate of knots now.

Does anyone have any advice or suggestions please?

Sunnysky2016 Wed 08-Mar-17 11:46:39

Do you think you may need a higher dose? I'm on it for bipolar and take 7.5mg and an additional 2.5mg when my mood starts to get high. At the moment it seems to be working, I don't want to go higher as I've put on bloody weight, but my psychiatrist last week mentioned I was on a very low dose.

NolongerAnxiousCarer Wed 08-Mar-17 17:51:41

I find that stress tends to trigger discociation for me. Have you been under more stress than usual? Its good you have an appointment tomorrow, they may be able to offer a different dose or different meddication. They may also be able to look at if psychotherapy is appropriate. Theres some useful info on

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