If I have anxiety where I worry about problems etc, can increasing APs help against that? I’m speaking mainly about zyprexa.
APs can definitely help with extreme anxiety but if that alone doesn’t cut it I’d talk to your pdoc about potentially taking a benzodiazepine. I’m on klonopin and it works wonders. The only downside is that it’s very addictive.
I have tried a benzo before and I noticed nothing from it. The one I tried is called Sobril.
There are many other benzos I wouldn’t give up on it just because sobril didn’t work. I’ve been on Ativan Xanax and klonopin it took me a bit to find the right one for me. What dose of sobril were you taking?
I tried 10 mg sobril. One time I took 20mg and still noticed nothing. Maybe I will try a different one.
Btw, doesn’t benzos give you more anxiety in the long run as you build up tolerance?
I was on lorazepam in hospital and it worked wonders but they only prescribed it for few weeks because it’s addictive
It can cause rebound anxiety when you don’t take it. It’s also dangerous to stop taking it because it could cause a seizure. I’ve been on benzos for around a year now. I had to go from 2 .5mg klonopin to 4 .5mg klonopin per day since I built up a tolerance. For me the benefits outweigh the risks you just have to take it all into account.
What dose zyprexa you on? And What you wanna up it til?
Zyprexa has some effect on anxiety.
Well I’m on 3.75mg, the plan was that I’m switching meds to latuda, but I think I may get more anxiety after coming off the xyprexa, so I’m thinking I will switch back again. I was on 7.5mg zyprexa to start out with.
That’s too bad you can’t make it. But I guess if the anxiety is getting untolerable you got to do what you have to do.
Yeah unfortunately. The latuda (or probably lack of zyprexa), made me anxious and easily angry at small things. I think I need to switch back, I have problems in life that I need to deal with, but I can’t live like that getting angry at every small thing just because my life isn’t great.
Could be temporary though. That when on olanzapine there are a lot of emotions that are supressed, and when you go off it it all comes to the surface and it takes a while to balance out. Don’t know.
It may be. Well, I don’t think I’m capable of riding it out tbh. Maybe I will try another medication in the future than latuda, or maybe I will try one of the new ones coming out in the future.
Yeah, that’s a positive attitude. There’s bound to come some new medications down the line. There are always options, and things can change.
I’m also on keto now, and that’s my main focus atm. I want to find a diet I can feel better on and maybe have less anxiety on. I’m hoping keto could be a good diet for me. It may also help with symptoms for some, and I know a lot of people here don’t believe that, but I want to give it a shot.
I think diet has a heavy impact on mental health. I haven’t explored diets much, but I noticed there are foods triggering me. Generally I feel better mentally if I don’t eat junk food and snacks.
Yeah I believe so too. And I also believe than when starting a healthy diet, one should give it a lot of time to see results. It takes time for the body to adapt from unhealthy (or mediocre) to healthy.
I think there was a study on mice that showed a decrease in motivation when eating junk, and when they started eating healthy, it took a fair amount of time (maybe months) before getting more motivation. And eating junk once in a while showed no negative effect, as long as they mostly ate healthy over time.