What could be causing my delusions?

Ok so the other day the doctor put me on Strattera and decided to half my dose of Latuda simultaneously. After finding out about it before I even started taking the new lower dose of meds Or Strattera I started to have delusions or more interest in applying for the CIA. Then I took the lower dose of Latuda and trialed it for a few days and for like an hour a day I would apply or google about the CIA. So this made me take the full 80 mg of Latuda for a few days delusional searching went away but came back today as I started going on the CIA.gov website trying to apply and stuff.

Could it be the Strattera? I really wanna try the Strattera for my ADD but I don’t wanna end up in a paranoid psychosis.

I’m more inclined to believe that my Latuda dose is crapping out on me for some reason. See as how it started before I even had straterra in my system. The thing is it started happening at the idea of lowering my meds so part of me wonders if I’m just being paranoid about being paranoid.

Are you dx’d with sz? Atomoxetine is not contra-indicated for sz (see below). I like its mechanism of action. The med should be expected to chill the autonomic (“fight or flight”) nervous system (also see below).

Lurasidone is usually helpful for bipolar depression, but not for bipolar mania, which seems odd for an anti-P (see below).

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I’m diagnosed with schizophrenia

Many with that dx have to understand that it can take time to find the right med – or combination of meds – for each patient’s particular genetics, epigentics (see below) and resulting neurophysiology. Sz does not have a “simple” etiology (roughly, “cause”). It’s very complex. Took me nine years to find the right med, though, had I had better docs, and had I faced the problem now rather than 20 years ago, it would have take a lot less time. Most (tho not all, sadly) sz patients will find a reasonably good med set-up in a year or two. After that, it’s all about using therapies like the ones listed further below to manage whatever reduced symptoms remain.

DBT – http://behavioraltech.org/resources/whatisdbt.cfm
MBSR – http://www.mindfullivingprograms.com/whatMBSR.php
MBCT - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22340145
ACT – https://contextualscience.org/act
10 StEP – http://pairadocks.blogspot.com/2015/04/the-10-steps-of-emotion-processing.html
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the even newer somatic psychotherapies like…
MBBT – https://www.newharbinger.com/blog/introduction-mind-body-bridging-i-system
SEPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somatic_Experiencing
SMPT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensorimotor_psychotherapy
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or standard CBTs, like…
REBT – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rational_emotive_behavior_therapy
Schematherapy – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema_Therapy
Learned Optimism – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_optimism
Standard CBT – https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Treatment/Psychotherapy & scroll down

‘Thought insertion’ your internal voice is hijacked – hear same phrase or words repeated and not related to current train of thought, environment and ideas. Tactile hallucinations can make fake arousal response feeling. This is just bad joke.

No, mental care will not discuss this with you as this is ‘delusional’. But you can probably google some terms and find a million hits under these words.

Thought insertion is also the reason some children or elderly sound possessed to a psychotic person. They don’t know what they are saying is upsetting as it is ‘spastic’, artificial. So better not to even respond to this coming from another person…Unless you want to just ask them not to speak to you again type of situation is possible.

hey,

Take the meds as prescribed and tell your treatment team your thoughts honestly.

Don’t fock around with you dosages. I’d suspect most delusional thought is exacerbated by meddling with your meds.

Seriously. Paranoia is a cruel master and it often manifests itself with different forms. Not necessarily delusions…but positive symptoms none the less.

Although receptor occupancy can occur in the first 24 hours, often the results that they are working can be weeks or a month or so till they do. You stop that…or you mess with the dosage and you can be dicing with the devil. Often medications won’t work for some people even though they have worked before.

Not sure of the drugs your taking- but antipsychotics aren’t something you’d like to be changing dosage of…

A friend,

Rogueone.

Are you sure this med Strattera doesn’t cause psychosis

I’ve been looking for what this is. I get thought insertion all the time. Thanks for the info

One cannot be 100% of anything except death and taxes, but the statistics are =far= better for atomoxetine than for the amphetamine-based meds.