Hi all. Im someone who has gone off and on medications i believe 4 times now. Normally after i get off medications i dont experience psychosis again for another year. Is that the same with others? Do you get psychosis sooner or later? Whats your experience.
Last time I quit meds I went to the hospital after 2yrs of being off meds as I wasn’t feeling well. They put me back on meds. Now I feel well.
It can be three months for me up to a year. How quickly my insight deteriorates depends on how much stress I’m under in my daily life.
Took me four years off meds to end up in the hospital again.
About 2 weeks and I’m off my rocker!
Im afraid to go off of them again. So im not going to. I think the more you go off and on the more frequent psychosis becomes. At least i think
Initially years ago when I went off my meds it took five years
Nowadays it takes three days
2 days with less meds and I’m ready to take it again.
@Edparry but those 4 years off meds must have been peetty good. So you were basically in remission. Were you suffering from cognitive decline and negative symptoms in those 4 years? 1 time i was off meds and doing well. Then i started drinking beer and getting drunk a couple of times in a month and i got psychosis again. So i think that might have done it.
I kinda wanna keep going off meds and not go back on until psychosis comes. Then when comes go on meds until psychosis comes. Rinse and repeat. Like right now im 3 months off meds and no psychosis. I think this method is better as im not sleeping as much as i was when i was on meds.
off meds no sleep
no sleep=psychosis paranoia voices and hallucinations out of control
i fear that i will be weak and act on voices command
Yeah its hard to believe ppl get psychosis from 2 to 3 days of not taking meds. For me it takes a year+ off meds. But then again there are ppl out there who take meds and still have auditory hallucinations. I guess some ppls illness is worse then others. Idk.
I’m with @yoda123. Without meds, I don’t sleep. I can hardly sleep on meds let alone without. So, without meds, psychosis comes pretty quickly. Like within a day or two.
Last time I made it 4 days and was in an ER on day 5.
I made it about 10 months before I snapped.
For me it was multiple major life events within 6 months. Sometimes I think if that momentary recurrence of psychosis was worse than initial episode?
I might off AP for 10 months or so.
I lowered my Zyprexa to 7.5 mg two weeks later I went to university a little stress and I was psychotic I returned to the dosis given by my pdoc it took two weeks to get out of it.
For my son and I, it was and is about 3 months.
One time, for me, it took only a couple of days before I became psychotic.
I relapsed while lowering my Risperidone to 1mg and becamr wildly psychotic
about 3 months maybe 5
I don’t dare to go off meds.