I was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in 2003. After a relapse in 2005, I was prescribed amisulpride and the voice finally got quiet enough to not notice anymore in 2012. My illness catalyst was smoking too much cannabis back in my late teens/early 20s. Unless I’ve ingested THC, those illness demons have been a memory.
I now live in the US, and given what’s going on in the world at the moment, and amisulpride not FDA approved yet, I’ve been unable to ship in my monthly amisulpride prescription - which has been Sulprix.
A psychiatrist has prescribed me Vraylar and I do not like it one bit. I’m on 1.5mg every other day, and I’m also on a lower dose (100mg - was previously 200mg daily) of amisulpride to transition the two.
I know we’re all different and respond differently to substances, but, I feel like I’ve regressed 10 years after only three days. I’m just not myself at all.
There’s been a couple of times the post has been delayed and I’ve been without amisulpride before, for up to two weeks one time - how I feel right now is not the same.
Over the last year, I’ve discovered that smoking hemp (high CBD with very low THC) has improved my brain activity regardless - so I’m not sure, wondering? if that could help as I’ve not smoked some in almost two weeks (it’d become a regular thing given the positives I’d noticed from smoking it)
I believe that Vraylar is also prescribed for bipolar disorder… well I’m feeling like I’ve developed something else overnight - I’m snapping at my kid, my wife, pets, I feel like I’m about to start crying for no reason, it’s awful.
I’ve gone from being a regular man to a nervous wreck - in three days! that can’t be normal, surely.
Might sound like a pity party, that’s not my intention here. It’s my first post after my wife found the website. I’m looking for anyone who has been on, or uses Vraylar currently and can either relate and maybe tell me it’ll get better on the stuff.
I’m about to call my psychiatrist and speak to her, but so far I hate this stuff.
Any help would be welcome and appreciated. Thank you.