I lost lots of strength since being on aps. Even when I used to go to the gym while on Abilify I wasnt as strong and didnt have the stamina I had as before sz. Idk if its the meds, sz, or both.
Maybe its the lack of dopamine causing these.
I personally think a lot of my strength loss is due to lack of physical activity.
But it might be partially due to meds too…IDK.
I want to inject dopamine into my brain lmao but the problem is that it will cause psychosis.
My loss of strength is definitely due to lack of exercise. AP’s and sz has nothing to with it. At least that is how it is for me.
Is there any professional athletes who are on antipsychotics?
That’s a good question. Probably.
And who are still practicing and alive?
From what read I think all of them quit after being diagnosed as they lost their performance. One was an American footballer, he quit his job to live in the streets
I have developed some movement problems and the AP is sedating, which causes me to move less. I also feel like I’m tired.
Could be other reasons why he quit after getting sz. I dunno if Ap’s make you physically weak or not.
Yea dopamine is important for movement and aps block dopamine. Some develop Parkinson (low dopamine) symptoms even some users here reported it and tried Parkinson meds.
Because of the movement issues caused by the dopamine reduction, I’m on Carbidopa/Levidopa.
I have early onset, mild severity Parkinsons, brain scan wise.
Hope you get better man. I have bad negative symptoms but no meds for those.
Thank you, Aziz.
Abilify makes my muscles slightly stiff.
When I took NAC it made abilify less effective and so caused suicidal ideation. BUT my muscles weren’t slightly stiff anymore and I felt 10 years younger as a result.
Then maybe NAC reduces Abilify’s efficacy. I know Ldopa reduces my risperdal’s efficacy and probably all antipsychotics’s efficacy.
Oh absolutely. 100%. It completely interacts with abilify. In a dangerous way.
i know i’ve lost alot of strength on ap’s. slowly getting a little stronger working out, but nowhere near my prime. im probably 50 to 60% weaker than 8 years ago. when i was first diagnosed.
Man, the coaches taught us in high school during weight training that you can be working out almost every day but if for some reason you go two solid weeks without working out then you will lose strength. I mean I’m not criticizing but if you’re laying in bed every day, of course you’re going to lose strength. “If you don’t use it, you lose it.”