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Exercise and antipsychotics


#1

Hi everyone I am just wondering does the antispychotics that you take regularly cause muscle stiffness/ slowing your body down ? …I am a competitive long distance runner and have been having some issues lately . also the weight gain from the medication sucks.


#2

Good to keep up the exercise. I’d be asking your doctors. They should be on top of what side effects are out there. Weight gain is a problem for most of us and pays to keep on top of that. If it’s early days on the meds these things may pass.


#3

I was also a competitive distance runner before having to go on an antipsychotic. I was stiff on ziprasidone, abilify, and zyprexa. I finally switched to clozapine and have had no stiffness on it, though a really terrible drug in terms of side effects


#4

I was exercising 4 days a week but started having racing thoughts while sleeping and really vivid dreams which were messing up my sleep so I stopped exercising for a little bit. I was excercising before going to sleep so now I’m going to switch it up and start excercising after I wake up and see how it goes. Currently on Invega Sustenna 234mg monthly injection.


#5

I used to get muscle stiffness from risperdal and zyprexa and it affected my basketball workouts/games.


#6

I can’t run or move fast on antipsychotics. I don’t have the motivation but I walk a lot.


#7

Walking is a huge help IMHO. It at the very least helps with weight management


#8

Hi
I went on ability for psychosis last year am still on it and ever since going on it I just can’t jog the way I used to which depresses me soooo much I’m getting obese etc I just wonder if going off it will actually have an effect too


#9

Please feel free to let me know how things continue I’m also curious how it affects others does it make ur legs feel like magnets to the floor?