I want to stop them. I will have a good time of no positive and negative symptoms for sometime then get back on meds. Will the psychiatrist accept this?
I can detect when I will need meds but dont know if they will work again.
You may feel stupid but actually, you are warmer. Your intelligence use to be cold, betcha.
You can’t just try to go on a lower dose? I feel like that would be a better idea. Or maybe try a different AP?
I was a total zombie on 600 mg Seroquel but on 7.5mg Zyprexa I still have energy for most of the day.
i dont think it will go the way your hoping. maybe ask pdoc if you can go to 3mg or 2mg for a trial?
Probably not. But I know the temptation. I’m tempted to try going off mine to see if it helps with Anhedonia. I’m so tired of it. I probably won’t though.
Exactly here’s your major concern…
Did you not tell me once that you have negatives now even off meds?
Maybe I misunderstood
I have paranoia on lower doses, I tried 3mg for a few months. I tried Zyprexa, Abilify, Seroquel (for sleep), Latuda and Risperdal. Zyprexa didn’t work at 15-20mg. On Latuda I had some positive symptoms. Just the 20mg Abilify worked for both negative and positive symptoms, I think bcz its a partial dopamine agonist. But I had to stop Abilify after 8 years due to worsening side effects, addictions and hypersexuality.
I am so stuck and unlucky, my only hope is the only other partial dopamine agonist, Vraylar.
Much less. That was compared to before sz.
I had paranoia on 3mg Risperdal.
It is a huge risk to take. You may end up having to go on a higher dose if symptoms come back, so maybe even stronger negative symptoms
I told my brother I am not taking my meds and he started yelling so you try to kill me again? I took them and feel like sh!t again.
Yeah, it sucks but we are kind of stuck with them. I wish there was a magic pill with no side effects but unfortunately, there isn’t
You ain’t stupid, bruh.
Maybe I should take benzos to sleep all day and not think about quitting meds. I don’t know how I will take meds after my parents die as I will be alone, I can’t trust myself with taking meds without my parents.
That sounds like a bad idea, benzos all day
I think its better than stopping my antipsychotic. Maybe the psychiatrist will prescribe them to me by then.
I know you like like the idea of therapy, but… Therapy.
It is not a good idea, even if you don’t lose insight you’ll be in psychosis for a few weeks before they start to work again.
Prob wont make you feel better but currently dealing with violent thoughts and vivid violent images of me doing things to people i know. So vivid i feel and hear it and it almost takes over my vision.
I hate it. So for me its risperidone until the 18th when i meet my pdoc.
Havnt dealt with symptoms like these since 2011.