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Antipsychotic Overview

Antipsychotics, also known as neuroleptics, are a class of psychotropic medication primarily used to manage psychosis (including delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or disordered thought), principally in schizophrenia but also in a range of other psychotic disorders. They are also the mainstay together with mood stabilizers in the treatment of bipolar disorder.Prior research has shown that use of any antipsychotic is associated with smaller brain tissue volumes, including white matter reducti...

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i need withdrawl effects of invega. ## I was on Invega for 5 years. It raised my blood pressure to 318 so I had to stop it. I was on 6 mgs. and was dropped to 3 mgs. for a week and then my doctor told me to stop. I am a recovering alcoholic and street drug addict. The withdrawal was horrendous! I was sweating profusely, couldn't sleep, felt like something was crawling on my skin and couldn't sit still. I also couldn't function properly. I don't know what your doctor advised or what mgs you are on, but I believe I should have been on the 3 mgs. for about 3 weeks and then taken off of it, so my body got used to the lower dosage. I went back on the full dosage so I can get through a wedding I am in that's in 11 days. After that, I am going to talk to the doctor again an...

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Coming off Invega Sustenna

Hi, I was given Invega Sustenna at 100mg a month for 10 months since Dec 5th. My last shot was on August 29th 2013. The medication gave me severe anhedonia and I have lost the motivation and willpower to do anything. I can no longer experience joy, happiness, or pleasure from anything I do and I have no interest in doing anything. I constantly feel restless and uneasy and I just can't shake this feeling away no matter what. All of these started about a week after my first IV. I have been off this medication for almost 3 months now and I have yet to feel any improvements. I have read that it has a long half life of 25-49 days and that it can stay in your body for 300 days. So does that mean I will have to wait a year to start feeling better? Any info on someone who has been off this ...

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5 mg Risperdal

I wanted to know if anyone in the forum is on 5mg of Risperdal or has a loved one that is. If so how has the drug worked for you or your loved on on 5mg? My 26 year old son is in a residential program he has been prescribed 2 mg in the morning and 3 mg at night. He's always tired and and I know that's a well known side effect. I am just wondering if that's to high of a mg his provider has him on. Please help as I don't know where else to turn. ## Is he happy with it other than the fatigue? That medication gave my mom SI and now she is gone, but if it’s not hurting your son it’s probably OK. ## How long has he been taking it? The severe drowsiness, and fatigue are side effects that usually improve, as one gets used to the medication. Other side effects may inc...

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Abilify and headaches

Abilify has helped my depression but it has given me bad headaches on my left side. Not sure if I should keep taking it. I think I’ll cut it down and try that first. It does have a lot of side effects and affects my feelings of irritability. I have chronic migraines that are very severe on my right side along with my TMJ where I’ve had joint replacement. I would like to know what others have been dealing with while taking Abilify. ## While a headache can be a side effect of many medications, you should always inform your doctor to be sure that's all it is, for your own safety. The FDA lists other side effects of Abilify as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and vision changes. What other ones have you been experiencing? Ref: Abilify Information How long h...

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Abilify Reviews

## I just started Abilify 2 months ago... what a trip it's been! At the beginning I started to hear voices, luckily they were my son and husband. (I called my shrink, no return call.) Then when I took a nap, I could hear them, I talked to them and saw them if I woke up quick. (I called my shrink, no return call.) I can't remember the easiest words during a conversation, and have to describe it. You know that round thing on your car that can pop, yeah tire! .... I'm calling to make an appointment to get my husband's, uh,um, TOOTH, ya, tooth I am speaking with the Oral Surgeon's office. (Called my shrink, no return call.) Well this past weekend I was exausted. My husband, son's girlfriend and I took an hour drive to get some "new to us" furnitur...

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Abilify and Chronic Pain Relief

Hello, Has anyone experienced a relief in chronic pain while on Abilify. I am convinced it is this medication that relieved my chronic neck pain. This has given me the idea it might help my mother who is on a daily dose of morphine. I want to bring this up to her Dr but don't want to sound crazy. What do you think? Is it possible? ## Hello, Mila! How are you and your mom? It is not a recognized effect of Abilify, so such use hasn't been approved, but yes, it is possible. Most psychiatric medications have been shown to have an affect on some types of pain. I can't say whether or not it will help your mother, that depends on what is causing her pain, however, there is a chance it could help. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I think I'm going to mention it to h...

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risperdal r14

CAN A COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVER DRIVE A TRUCK AFTER WAKING UP FROM TAKING R14 THE NIGHT BEFORE, WITHOUT ANY ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS AND DRIVE THE TRUCK RESPONSIBLY? CAN A PUBLIC TEACHER A TEACH EFFECTIVELY AFTER WAKING UP FROM TAKING R14 THE NIGHT BEFORE, WITHOUT ANY ADVERSE SIDE EFFECTS AND TEACH , LECTURE TO VARIED CLASSES RESPONSIBLY? FURTHEWR WILL THIS DRUG CAUSE A LOSS OF MEMORY TO A PROFESSIONAL TEACHER? ## I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with the laws for CDL drivers, so the only thing I can say for that is to do some searching, and see what you can learn. Some medications aren't allowed if they may affect the person's ability to drive a big rig safely, and responsibly. Regarding a teacher, they can usually take whatever they are legally prescribed, as long as they aren...

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Increasing Rexulti dose 2MG to 2.5MG

Hello. I have had great success taking Rexulti 2MG (added onto my other antidepressant for MDD) since 2017. My doctor increased the dosage to 2.5MG because of the return of some depression symptoms (low motivation, energy, sadness) The target dose for depression is 2MG but can go up to 3. Has anyone benefited from increasing the dose above 2MG for depression symptoms? I’m wondering if there is room for improvement since I’m already at 2MG. Thanks! ## When the medication information states that it can be used up to a certain dose, that usually means it's because those doses have been found to be helpful, otherwise, they usually state that no beneficial effect was found from increasing the dose. Thus, it would likely be best to follow your doctor's instructions, and tr...

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Can Abilify cause anxiety?

I was on effexor and wellbutrin for depression for many years. It stopped working so the doctor gave me 5mg abilify to take with the wellbutrin instead of the Effexor. The abilify worked very well for depression, but caused anxiety ( which I never had before) I stayed on it for 6 to 8 weeks anyway - dealing with the anxiety because the depression was gone. The anxiety was very very difficult to deal with and finally I couldn't take it anymore and had to stop taking it. I weaned off it and the anxiety went away EXCEPT NOT ALL OF IT. Now I have a new problem that wont go away and I am so scared and frustrated When I go to sleep I have bad dreams or dreams that cause anxiety. I wake up from the dream - still remembering some of it. Than within a second or two I am hit with a wave of an...

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Abilify withdrawal

I was on 10mg of Abilify for at least 5 years as an add-on to my anti-depressant for my major depressive disorder, on top of my bulimia and anxiety. I went down to 5mg in the last year I was on it. I had no idea it had such bad physical withdrawal effects. My old doctor told me to wean off of it last year when I decided I didn't need it anymore, but did not give me any sort any sort of percentage or schedule. I got terribly sick about a month and a half after I weaned off of it for only 2 weeks and didn't even make the connection right away. So I've been taking 2.5mg every 35-45days for the past year... basically every time I get sick. Now I have terrible joint pain, which I thought was arthritis (I'm only 36 years old) and I just went to an orthopedist and she found no ...

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