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I’m Depressed & Somewhat Suicidal

My psychologist says I’m not depressed. She says I’m finding excuses. Maybe I am, But I have no concentration, I don’t want to do anything. I feel hopeless, life, the future, everything seems hopeless. Sometimes I just feel like dying. I’ve been told I have delusions and paranoia. For years I lived thinking an audience was watching me. I would talk to myself all the time, although I thought I was talking to the...
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Chances of Reoccurrence of Psychosis

Please help me answer this question. I am currently on antipsychotics Oleanz plus(olanzapine) and Dicorate, to treat a psychotic break with delusions resulting from cannabis abuse. It isn’t my first break, as I have had 3 relapses where I have returned to using. My question is this: due to the negative side effects of the drugs I’m on, and the side effects of antipsychotics in general, I want to stop taking the antipsychotic. I...
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I Can’t Tell that I’m Dreaming

Lately, I’ve been having a very difficult time trying to fall asleep. I’ve tried different over the counter sleep aides that don’t help me at all. I’ve also tried drinking alcohol to the point of becoming “tipsy” to try to fall asleep. Nothing really helps. And when I manage to finally fall asleep, I have these dreams that make me feel like I’m not asleep. Like I’ve entered another realm of reality. I have...
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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

After using Xanax for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) for 20 years, I am now partially retired and have stopped the Xanax from 4 mgs. per day and have tapered down to 1 mg. of Klonopin per day for sleep. I am however, experiencing what my doctor feels “could” be withdrawal symptoms involving intense worrying, depression, and occasional suicidal thoughts. I am experiencing exactly those difficulties my mother suffered from at my age. What ARE...
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Bipolar and the Medicine Dilemma

I’m diagnosed with Bipolar 1 and general anxiety. I’ve been on lithium, depakote, paxil, haldol, hydroxyzine, and others. I’m currently only taking Trazadone 100mg for sleep. I have a behavioral problem that I’ve had all my life where I get excited about really unimportant things (high score on a game, picture I took on my phone, etc) and I bite my hand. It’s to the point where my hand is pretty calloused. I never...
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Everyone Hates Me and I Want To Die

I see a therapist at CAMHS under NHS for depression and Social Anxiety, I’m on Anti-depressants (fluoxetine) and take two 20mg tablets a day but they don’t do anything. Basically I constantly feel like killing myself and I regularly plan how I’m going to do it. I can’t stop feeling like I want to die and shouldn’t be here and I also think everyone else hates me too. Therapy isn’t doing anything because I...
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SSRI Withdrawal or Return of the Issue?

From Bosnia and Herzegovina:¬†Hello, two years ago i was diagnosed a depression with anxiety. I was prescribed 20mg Xanax per day. I felt better after a week or two, and as the therapy continued I noticed further improvements in my mental state. I wasn’t concerned with irrelevant things anymore, became more focused, I started to enjoy sincerely. Some four months ago, after almost two years of therapy, I began to work and started...
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I Feel I am Going Out of Control

I’ve been feeling so bad lately, and I’m getting worried that I am losing control of myself. For the last months I’ve been more distressed than usual, and most recently very sad/angry/hopeless. It seems that I am a bitter, always angry person (well, i think i’ve been like this since childhood). But it’s getting out ot of control. Today my mom got home and realized I hadn’t done something she told me to, and...
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Was I Given the Wrong Diagnosis?

My psychiatrist told me that I have Schizoaffective Disorder. My parents and I looked it up and they said I’ve had the symptoms of Schizophrenia since I was very small. I’m changing psychiatrists. I see the new one this week. Should I get her opinion? I’m struggling with hallucinations. I hear voices and sometimes see those people. I have Joe, his twin brother Eric, his daughter Ava and his cat Spud. Joe keeps a...
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Might I Have Bipolar Disorder?

I wonder if I might have ultradian cycling bipolar disorder. I am 23 now. When I was a sophomore in high school I had a depressive episode. When I am was a sophomore in college I had a Zoloft induced manic episode where I became so impulsive and irritable that I was a threat to myself. However lately, say for the past year, my mood swings enormously in a single 24 hour period. I...
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Side Effects of Antipsychotic Drugs

From Pakistan:¬†One year ago my sister’s behaviour was shockingly changed. We tried our best to manage but failed. We admitted her in hospital and they diagnosed schizophrenia. After one week we bring her home, she was mostly recovered and better. But one week later her body started vibration and severe pain in legs. we rush in different hospitals but no advantage. 5 days she couldn’t sleep, couldn’t eat. The condition was worst. One hospital...
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Sudden Paralysis

I suddenly freeze. Cannot move, except eyeballs. Cannot talk, my tongue plants itself on the roof of my mouth, and then my jaw drops. I am in whatever position I was in sometimes for over a hour. Other people can move me, but I will stay in that position that they leave me in. My mind is conscious, and aware of my surroundings. Sometimes I tremor or shake a little, especially my head. Sometime...
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