My mind feels like it’s under 6 feet of water. Thoughts are too quiet and muffled. Some quiet is good but this is too much.
Too much silence is a bad thing, however some proves to be beneficial to one’s sanity.
i like the silence gives me time to think, things become clearer, its better than thinking about things too much,
there is a lot to say about clarity
Me too. My mind is dead.
My mind feels blank. I used to be aware of my thoughts (apparently a symptom). So I don’t know if having a blank mind is “normal” or not. But it feels strange even after all this time.
This exactly how I felt last week. I couldn’t handle it. I would rather be a little crazy so I stopped taking my oral haldol yesterday and today.
I wouldn’t mind so much but last night (before the depixol) was so good. I had thoughts and emotions. Today nothing.
I’m with you @LED
Typical APs are too much.
When I told my pdoc that my mind is blank she told me that’s good, it’s like the peace after the storm.
I think it’s a good thing actually. I’ve pretty much gotten used to it. I hope it actually is normal though !
Depakote empties my mind.
Beats a super busy manic mind I guess.
Suppose it’s like blood pressure. High blood pressure is bad but no blood pressure means you are dead.
The empty mind wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t also prevent all emotion and enjoyment and ability to read or watch tv or follow any sort of story.
That resonates with me. If only I could read or get engrossed in a movie. Both those activities mean so much to me.
Ask your pdoc about atypical antipsychotics. Geodon has been a real life saver for me. Haldol is like a chemical lobotomy to some people. All the typicals are like that to some of us, but Haldol is the worst.
I can’t take atypicals. I gain weight crazy fast on all of them. I’ve tried about 10.
Oh. I’m sorry to hear that. Have you tried Abilify?
I actually really like haldol. I just recently added the shot to try and get a high enough dose to get rid of all my symptoms, but it ended up causing too many side effects.
Yep. Gained 9 lbs in one week.
About the last two or three years I was on the Haldol shot the first thing I did when I woke up in the morning was take forty minithins (ephedrine) and drink five cups of coffee. The Haldol still made me brain dead, but life wasn’t so miserable. The years I was on Haldol were the worst years of my life.