@ Goggles, I have found vitamin and mineral deficiencies to be a cause of negative episodes, as well as depression and lethargy. that, and alcohol use.
I know when i drank a lot it makes me psychotic, basically…not killer psycho but just strait up whacked. But, I have gone through periods of time with a poor diet and not able to get supplements and after awhile i notice same thing can happen.
I could drink 2 - 4 drinks and be ok, but i choose not to even do that. 7 or more drinks and I start getting out there. Alcohol in larger amounts actually makes me hyper, not sedate me.
Meds, when i have taken them make me lazy, lack motivation, and unable to think as I usually do into deeper areas of thought. Haldol gave me Tardive at 10 mg and very bad tardive that was like seizures at 20 mg. a combination of saffris and trazadone in the hospital kept me awake for 2 or 3 hours with anxiety, and itching. The doctor changed the AP to Latuda and those symptoms went away immediately. But that made me sort of blah and constipated.
Yet when I spend a few days recuperating from all these ups and downs and start taking B vitamins, and Ginkgo, and Omega3 oils, don’t drink soda or eat junk food, I stabilize in 2 or 3 days and stay there. I’ve just found that health food, organic food, and supplements go a long way in alleviating the negative, and i don’t have to deal with the tranquilizing effect of APs.