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What do your aps do for you?


#1

Do they curb the distress or hush the voices or whatever else?


#2

We are all different and at the moment there’s no way knowing what meds work for you. It’s hit or miss but a good doctor is a bit like a craftperson. It’s something they get a feel for!

My meds work well for me but that was a lot of trial and error. I was diagnosed in 1999 and I gave up keeping track of trying different things. I’ve only been on three antipsychotics. I’ve been on over 10 antidepressants. My depression really bites even as a paranoid sz.

For me. They even me out. I think like I think most people do. I don’t have the racing thoughts anymore. I don’t get obsessively hung up on certain ideas or people. I don’t worry about things I used to obsess about!

It’s a long process. Don’t get me wrong. But taking the pills has been good for me!


#3

I stop hearing voices and the delusions go away. I don’t know if the delusions are caused by the hallucinations, that being they went away because the hallucinations stopped. Also I’m not paranoid when taking Risperdal.


#4

Well i take 2 anti-psychotics - Ziprasidone and Clozapine. Both of these have stopped the voices, and i’m significantly less paranoid about things. I also think much clearer than i used to. I think they’ve also helped my mood, which has a history of dipping quite low into depression. I do take an anti-depressant, Venlafaxine, but i think the AP’s have helped level things out a fair bit.