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Psych meds change your personality

Psych meds do a lot of good, but they also do a lot of bad things to the body and mind. I noticed that these meds actually change your personality as well. Antipsychotics pacify people, making them less outgoing - it happened to me on Abilify, not so much Risperdal. These meds can induce anxiety, fear, irritability, lack of focus, withdrawal, isolation, anger, short attention spans, indifference, depression, etc … Sounds a lot like symptoms of different mental illnesses. Maybe it not so much the illness, but the side effects of these powerful psychotropic medications. I am both confused and pissed off - I have had enough of all the ■■■■■■■■ that is flying around - No I am not anti-psychiatry

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they are the most heavy duty drugs on the market. That’s true. They are known for being ridiculously powerful and causing serious side effects. You have to try different ones- there are SO MANY on the market to try. Theyr’e making new schizophrenia meds as we speak. Keep hopeful.

If a normal person were to take my dose of Geodon, they would fall into what looks like a coma for 12 hours. But its just deep deep sleep. I take mine with a cup of coffee and im wide awake, i obviously need it.

Antipsychotics are a blessing and a curse- they fix one thing and create another problem. More meds for side effects. it sucks. Thats where i am at. But it will change in time.

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You are right @Wave. APs mimic a lot of negative symptoms. Sometimes it’s extremely difficult to tell which is which. For me, high doses of high-potency meds like Prolixin or Haldol pacify and numb me. I also can’t think straight and have a limited attention span. I also lose interest. An old pdoc prescribed Lexapro, but it was a useless piece of ■■■■. At least for what it was intended for - I didn’t have depression. Now on a low dose of Haldol, I function just fine with no side effects.

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