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Did you had moments where you couldn't move?

I get them… more in the evenings… today it was hard… I am trying to heal a bit more in the day, but this still comes… my head became heavy, all my body too… I turned even nauseous from pain…
It’s just the sz, I wont die, isn’t it?
Yeap… I also picked my skin on my face today again blackheads but I do it harshly, I destroyed a bit my skin…
Smh… i hope we’ll be all fine. Hugs
I wonder if this is catatonia moments, but i continue being able to think even then… idk if you can think in catatonia…

That doesn’t happen to me but it sounds awful. I hope you find relief

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I used to get grand mal seizures I was epileptic as a kid. Before I had the seizure my face went numb then you black out and wake up feeling really weak.

When I was on Clopixol depot my arm was bent at the elbow and stiff and could hardly move. Fortunately it became better on Olanzapine and on Abilify I don’t experience it at all.

Low dopamine levels can cause catatonia. So if you are taking strong AP’s it might be one of the reason.

I’ve had times were I feel I can’t move or control my body, I agree it’s not nice and can be very confusing - quite worrying as well.

I rarely am unable to move. I already had an hour or even longer, in the last couple weeks, where I was laying in bed and starring at my own hand all the time. Years ago if I was into a heavy delusion I wouldn’t move and breathe extremely deep.

I get catatonia everytime I stop my antipsychotic. Its scary feels like death, I freeze even my eyes dont move, my parents hit me and yell at me to wake me up, they called 911. I only got catatonia once on meds so far but less severe, my body muscles were stiff and my mouth stayed open, couldn’t close it or move for 30min-1h and my brain was tense like a headache, felt like brain freeze when you drink too much ice.

I hope that it doesn’t happen again!

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I had a bit of catatonia on weaker meds and doses like Latuda 80mg.

I cant move a lot every evening tbh… Do you believe my pdoc, who says, that my zyprexa can work even after years?
I find, that i have some slight progress, but it should be really much better… I somatize a lot in fact and i wish this goes away… But somatization is linked to thinking i guess and for this, i should be patient? My illness was old, maybe thats why the ap didnt work in months… I am here, waiting for the ap to work, once i am used to its side effects too, but i wonder if aps work on this even physical pain? Well, i am in physical pain cause i have a soul disease i find too, but the ap will end up by working, isnt it? Tbh, until now, it was like candy for me or maybe i was way too low to feel something…

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Why are you taking meds if they do nothing? Didnt they decrease paranoia a bit?

@Anna1

My state without aps become life threatening… I stop to sleep and eat and i find myself enable to move in my bed, with a rushing mind…
I guess they decreased a bit the rushing thoughts and the paranoia, but i want to feel symptom free after 5 years on the zyprexa…
anyway, ill have to wait i guess. My anxiety was very strong, it was physically disabling too :frowning: … I guess my illness is a bit different from the typical psychosis… Me, i’ll have to wait a time to get better really… I hope so at least, cause i dont have any other hope… Maybe my zyprexa works, but i dont feel it a lot. But maybe cause i was smashed too… and these meds, dont give energy… Idk, i want to be free of pain already, thats all. My pdoc was saying, that i cant think too, because i have mostly these paranoid thoughts…
Do you believe in years for waiting the med to work better? Well, i make some efforts now too, but i guess my ap works on 35% here…

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did you ever try other meds? meds work differently for everyone and sometimes one AP helps you better than the other…

I tried 11 other aps… I did only this for ten years. There’s no other ap here in fact that i didnt try… My pdoc said she cant help more, to stop switching aps and pay efforts, yeah…
And one other pdoc told me, that ive tried way too many aps in fact… 11 aps, yeap… only this for ten years…

oh that’s nuts… sad to hear none of them work for you =(

I dont understand how the aps pull you out of the hole in months tbh, i am surprised?.. But maybe i have another mi too, maybe a borderline, i am not sure…

Thats better than nothing and yes your situation might improve with time.

Same thing my pdr told me for my severe negative symptoms, it sucks that no one can help us :slightly_frowning_face:

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Oh yeah, it was hard to hear that she cant help more, while all my ill friends are helped in months… Ok, its my jealousy but i stopped living 15 years ago… I had only isolation for this time…
Yeah, my ex pdoc also said, that i’ll always suffer but i wont listen to that anymore… Yeap, she was saying, that i am a paranoid sz with mostly negative symptoms. But my current pdoc thinks, that i dont act, cause i am very paranoid… Idk…
But are there people who struggle like us for years even on meds, aziz? I am surprised how the meds work on some for just a couple of months… Me, i see this illness as severe and i dont believe a lot in the meds about it. But maybe, i judge by myself, thats why… Why some people need years to recover and it doesnt work for them in months? I was feeling alone on that… Even my family expects from me to be on my top, because on meds lol… But it doesnt work like this here… I guess those who struggle in years, just dont write tbh…
Youll be better too, aziz, try to believe it :slight_smile: Maybe your case is like mine, you need time i find… Me, i felt sick since kid too tbh, its a strange thing what i have :crazy_face:

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Catatonia is a separate condition from schizo and treatment also separate. Dopamine blockers used for schizo worsens catatonia. Exceptions there like abilify which is also a partial dopamine agonist. Also clozapine is different from usual APs and it have some benefit for relieving catatonia.