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Old 03-06-2019, 10:51 AM #1
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I requested DocJohn to delete my previous thread because it was stupid (in case you were wondering where it went).

ANYWAY, I FINALLY feel like myself after being off an antipsychotic for a while. I was always a bubbly person, but ever since starting antipsychotics, I've become boring/dull/uninteresting. I'm now able to SMILE and LAUGH like I was able to prior to 2015, right before I first started my medications. Sure, I'm agitated at times nowadays, but some agitation here and there is much better than being flat/dull all the time. Would you not agree?

I have a pdoc appt tomorrow and I'm going to ask for a Lexapro increase to make my remaining agitation go away. I think my first pdoc made the mistake of reducing the dose, because then I became severely depressed within days of being on the reduced dose. I'm never taking an antipsychotic again. They ruin my personality. (I originally didn't want any meds, but something has to be done about the agitation, so I'm willing to compromise. Ritalin and Lexapro are what I want.)

I did have a therapy appt earlier today, and fortunately, I was feeling bubbly (like I used to be 4 years ago). No agitation whatsoever. We FINALLY had a fun conversation, too, instead of "I hate my life," "I'm stressed out," and "I'm having panic attacks." Of course, I did mention my how agitation would wax and wane, but I was feeling pretty damned good if I don't say so myself.

bipolar or not, I finally feel freeeee. I'm not recommending everyone to stop their meds, but I think I made the right decision and I'm happy with it. I miss my old self.
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Were only on lexapro, ritalin, and an AP? no mood stablizer? Are you going to tell pdoc your not on all of your medication?
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As I recall in your last thread you said you recently came off 4 mg Rexulti, which is an antipsychotic, and were having symptoms of psychosis. Not sure why that would be 'stupid' or need to be deleted.
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Were only on lexapro, ritalin, and an AP? no mood stablizer? Are you going to tell pdoc your not on all of your medication?
Lamictal, lexapro, rexulti, Ritalin, and (PRN) klonopin

Iím on everything except rexulti and klonopin

Iím going to tell my pdoc that I donít need or want an AP, and Iím going to request to go off lamictal
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As I recall in your last thread you said you recently came off 4 mg Rexulti, which is an antipsychotic, and were having symptoms of psychosis. Not sure why that would be 'stupid' or need to be deleted.
Itís stupid because I was freaking out for no good reason. I realize I was just being panicky and needed to think things through a little better.
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I'm assuming you're rejecting your bipolar diagnosis since you seem to aim for zero bipolar medications. I imagine that if your plan backfires big time you might reconsider this?

All I can say is that if I quit my antipsychotic and moodstabilizers and only took an antidepressant and stimulant (both of which I cannot take) it would be as if I went on some major cocaine snorting extravaganza, which would definitely send me to the hospital or leave me for dead.

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I'm glad you are planning to tell your pdoc that you have discontinued your AP.

I also admit to feeling a bit flabbergasted that a bunch of my posts as well as many other people's regarding your psychotic symptoms were deleted in your last thread. Are we supposed to act like none of that ever happened?

What about all your other threads describing symptoms of paranoia and psychosis? Of course people can become scared or even terrified when they have these kinds of symptoms.

I used to do this kind of thing too until I ended up in such a bad place that now i wouldn't change my medication without discussing it with my pdoc first and getting his or her consent at least. What is the big hurry?
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why the hell would you want off lamictal, your mood stabilizer?
An increase of the lexapro with out a mood stabilizer on board is a sure way to go crazy.
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Hope you have a nice and safe landing
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My pdoc is letting me go off Lamictal since I asked. He told me to go back on Rexulti, but I'm not doing it. We also increased my Lexparo, starting tonight. So I'm only going to take Lexapro and Ritalin from now on. I'm pretty happy with the outcome of today's appt.
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