When I was on Modecate it helped with the paranoia but had loads of unwanted side effects. Now I’m on Olanzapine - I’ve got fat - negative symptoms - and paranoid - I don’t mind continuing with Olanzapine - ANYONE HERE TAKE IT IN COMBINATION WITH ANOTHER MED - WHAT’S A GOOD MED FOR THE PARANOIA?
Latuda for me helped a good bit but the akathisia was some sort of restless hell
That was why I came off the Modecate - don’t fancy going back to it.
I’ve been reading that Ambien is compatible with Olanzapine - but Ambien has a long, long list of side effects - so maybe less is more. This paranoia is like a scratched record - around and around constantly repeating itself - and I am sick of it - I CAN’T IGNORE IT EVEN THOUGH I KNOW IT’S RUBBISH - IT’S LIKE A WORM IN MY BRAIN!
I take Invega/Xeplion shots, and the paranoia is continually fading.
my med helps me with most things and has few side effects but i take a really low dose, maybe it only works that way for me though, have a nice day.
haldol was the very best for me w/ paranoia, but the side effects were horrid. i couldn’t put a sentence together. no memory, etc. next was thorozine, but it effected my diabetes blood sugars, so i couldn’t stay on it. i’ve been on clozeril for 14+ years and it helps a lot w/ the least amount of side effects. i’ve never gained a pound on it and have even gone higher than the highest dosage when i’ve needed to (500mg/day). still i battle w/ paranoia almost every day, but it is much much better than it ever was.
Saphris helped me a lot with paranoia, but I gained 100 pounds in less than 6 months and had to put an end to that. I’ve found that pretty much all second gen antipsychotics cause rapid weight gain for me, so I stick with Haldol even though it causes me to be pretty flat, feel dumb, and have memory problems.
Gabapentin seems to be helping me and no bad side effects. Also, be careful of things you read or watch as they can cause paranoia.
This is good for anxiety - and lower anxiety means less stress, which typically means less paranoia.
Perhaps talk to your doctor about it:
Gabapentin also helped my paranoia, but it made me totally high so I couldn’t drive or go to work while I was on it. Now I take Geodon, and it works great with no weight gain. I also am careful about sites I visit or shows I watch, because those can heavily influence my thinking. I watched an episode of Ancient Aliens a while back and was freaked out for days.
I also have to be careful talking to my brother because he is really into conspiracy theories. After visiting him, I have to mentally check myself and remember that so far none of his crazy beliefs have turned out to be true.
cj9556, That’s exactly what I’m talking about I was reading lots of news and conspiracy theories and started to believe it all I became very sick and paranoid and yes even ancient aliens can get to me. That’s why I say if you’re sensitive or vulnerable then be careful what you read and watch it really matters.