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Unread 06-17-2017, 10:20 AM   #1
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Questions about med particulars, side-effects or anything related to meds in general.

Which med has caused you the worst withdrawal symptoms?
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Unread 06-17-2017, 10:24 AM   #2
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Seroquel. Diarrhea, near vomiting, severe nausea, heightened anxiety, insomnia, dizziness, confusion, depression

Have any of your meds been a "lifesaver"?
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Seroquel gave me the worst withdrawal symptoms ever even with a slow monitored taper and it took months to get off of. It was horrible. It was like having a never ending flu. It was even worse than Effexor.
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Aivan has been the worst. It caused severe akathisia. I understand now why people say they wish they could die when this happens.
I was cut off CT of 5 mg by a doctor!
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Lithium .. It was horrid. felt like the Flu for a month x 100000000 . Took almost 3 months for my brain to get back to non lithium function. I sill have a slight tremor thanks to that shyt.

I can drop any AP and not even a hiccup . Lithium? No and I prefer to keep my kidneys healthy .
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Lamotrigine had the biggest impact. Couldn't remember stable anymore before that time.

Quetiapine just made me realise the impact of "strange/threatening ideas" I had at least since I was 12 on my functioning, to varying degrees. It was very liberating.

Are you afraid of the long-term effects of antipsychotics?
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i dont think about it much. its helps me in the here and now and thats all im worried about.
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Lamictal!!!

I HATED that one. Not only did I have to quit cold turkey due to allergies and developing rash, I felt like a drug addict with thier drugs. I wanted to go CRAZY!!!!! Thats lasted a couple day.

Trazodone...I got this before I was diagnosed just to hold me over until I saw Pdoc. I would get super duper depressed once off it. Almost suicidal depressed...HORRIBLE.
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Yes I'm afraid of long term anti-psychotics. I hope not to take them long term, but having SZA I don't know how how feasible that is.

Have you ever responded well to an anti-depressant?
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Clonazepam. It was such a nightmare I think I blocked some of it out. It lasted four months.
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