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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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Rexulti working well for me

Having good results. Feel the best I have felt in a long time. Started 0.5 for one week now finishing my 1st week of 1mg. I don't seem to have any side effects. Very happy with this medication so far. Fingers crossed. ## Have you experienced any side effects, yet? The FDA lists its typical ones as possibly including nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, weight gain and feeling restless. Is anyone else on this medication? ## Hi. Nothing out of the ordinary. Dry mouth. And sometimes dizzy when I get up to fast. Have you tried it yet? It's worth trying. ## Did it do anything good for you though?

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Clozapine and Marijuana

I'd like to know if there is anybody out there that takes Clozapine and consumes marijuana? Did Clozapine relieve you of audio hallucinations? Are you now consuming marijuana while taking Clozapine? ## Im currently taking Clozapine. I would like to start smoking marijuana again. I am reaching out to find someone that is taking clozapine and is smoking marijuana.. and how are you doing. Have you had auditory hallucinations before taking Clozapine?

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side effects of espiride 50mg

Does Espiride cause iron deficiencies? ## I am on Espiride 50mg one tablet on a morning I have had 3 attacks of not being able to breath is this the tablet?? ## I'm also on Espirine, and can't breath. ## Hello Chantelle, According to the NIH espiride contains the active ingredient Sulpiride. This medication is most frequently used to treat schizophrenia and major depressive disorders. It should be noted that this drug is not sold in the United States. Here is a list of the reported side effects. - Restlessness - Rhythmical involuntary movement of the tongue, face, mouth and jaw, which may sometimes be accompanied by involuntary movements of the arms and legs - Insomnia - Drowsiness - Dizziness - Weight gain - High blood prolactin - Stopping of menstrual periods - Intimacy proble...

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HOW LONG TAKE THE EFFECT FROM METHAMPHETAMINE TO WARE OFF SO I CAN TAKE MY PAIN MEDS NOW..PAINFUL

I STUPIDLY HAD A BOWL OF METHAMPHETAMINE AFTER 8 YRS CLEAN FROM THAT HORRIBLE STUFF. LOL. IT'S BEEN ALMOST 10HRS SINCE.. BUT I'M IN SO MUCH PAIN N AIN'T SLEPT N 48 HOURS.. GETTING PSYCHOSIS LOL.. CAN I TAKE MY REGULAR DOSE MEDS FOR PAIN NOW TO TRY N REST? ..PLZ ANY THOUGHTS... #ASHAMEDOFMAKINGTHATDECISION ## Was there a specific medication in particular that you were planning on taking after the methamphetamine wore off? I only ask because you would actually need to check and see if methamphetamine poses any serious risks with whatever it is that you might be considering. Some things like Oxycodone, could actually be very dangerous when mixed, but without any name to go off of I really can't help you past that point, since drug interaction checkers also require you to be...

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Quetiapine - Side Effects

My Doctor prescribed this med. for sleeplessnes. About three weeks later i felt pressure in my head, felt faint, short of breath, or like a very bad hang over, or like i've been poisoned. Plus a high rise in blood pressure. I don't drink or do illeagle drugs. I stopped takeing the drug and feel 90% better. The only thing is i can't sleep now, i get about 2 hrs a night. ## I've been taking seroquel/quetiapine. What can i do for sleep when I'm not taking these drugs? ## Take Diphenhydramine. It's OTC and safe. ## I've been on quetiapine for the last 4 years. If I continue taking quetiapine for my entire life does it become harmful or cause any side effects? In recent days, I stopped regularly checking-in with my doctor. ## Take an actual sleep aid, unless you a...

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Lapse in medication

If Caregivers lapse the 300 mg twice a day, Fazaclo for a week, can it be started up again without loss of effectiveness. 36 year old daughter on Clozaril, taken off due to dangerous levels of white blood count and put on a national list, then put back on Fazaclo by another doctor, saying it was a safer form. Daughter went into hospital and was given emergency injection of Haldol and was off Fazaclo two days. Went to a group home, and the blood test took a week to come back, off Fazaclo for 7 days, during time receiving Halperidol injections IM. I was told that the Clozaril loses its ability to work if it is allowed to lapse. ## It isn't that Clozaril entirely loses its ability to work, but that it works best when taken regularly, so a constant level of it is maintained in the body....

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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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Olanzapine disaster

Hi to all. I took Olanzapine 10mg for 6 Yrs & suffered a very strange & worrying side effect due to the Drug. After 3 Months of taking it, I literally stopped sleeping any more than 2 hours a night, characterized by no sleepiness prior to sleep onset (just blacked out) & no feelings of fatigue either physically or mentally despite days without sleep. I also had no drug effect from multiple Drugs, such as Alcohol, even after drinking 2 Litres of strong Wine, rather just no respiratory depression (very worrying), virtually no intoxication & no bodily effects such as warming effect, gate change (Cerebellar). I became so worried & distressed by this that I set out to withdraw from all Drugs & Alcohol in the hope that the fore mentioned extremely strange & bafflin...

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seroquel for insomnia

I have been taking Seroquel for a year now for insomnia. Anybody else take Seroquel for this? I have looked around and it doesn't even seem that Seroquel is normally given to someone for this. ## I also have been taking seroquel for insomnia for about a year and a half now.I must say,my D.R tried every sleeping pill out there on me.This is the only thing that has worked for me,i've never had a sleepless nite since. I was also being treated for panic attacks and depression at the time.But all my life I had trouble sleeping,im talking up till 5 or 6 a.m with a million things raceing through my mind(stupid stuff)but not any more. My doc told me that in low doses ,it does work on some people for insomnia. ## Good information ## My son has OCD and was put on Seroquel for sleep. It...

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Meds that are on backorder

I have been unable to get Clozapine (generic for Clozaril) since Feb. 2019 at my regular pharmacy alledgely due to "backorder". I don't believe "backorder" is the real reason. I live in NJ and I recently read that many of the generic drug houses are being investigated due to collusion. They are trying to drive up the prices of these meds and the way to do it is through collusion. I note that Adderall and other psychiatric meds are also on backorder. If this is true they should throw the book at these vulchers. ## I live in Essex County, NJ. As stated in my original report to you, NJ has cracked down on these drug firms who are/were in collusion with one another to drive up the prices on much-needed meds. Without naming any of them, one of the firms named in the indic...

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Vraylar side effects

Hi. I have started taking Vraylar 4.5 mgs daily as an antidepressant stimulator. I was wondering if anyone here has or is taking Vraylar for the same reason and if it worked or is working for you as an antidepressant stimulator? Any and what side effects have you experienced? Is it working for you? Did any of you experience urinary incontinence or urinary issues, sleepiness during the whole day? Your advice would help me out so much determining which medications are causing what side effects. Thank you in advance. ## The side effects of Vralyar as listed as possibly including nausea, indigestion, restlessness, weight gain, cough, and dry mouth. I don't see urinary incontinence listed, but it has been known to cause urinary tract infections. Can anyone that's been taking it chime...

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side effects espiride 50mg

I am on espiride 50mg once a day will that make me put on weight ## Espiride contains the active ingredient Sulpiride, which is an atypical antipsychotic that's used to treat several mental health disorders. And no, it isn't known to cause weight gain in most people that take it. But you may experience other side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, somnolence and insomnia. Learn more Espiride details here. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## Im lost as im suffering from Menapause and heavy night sweats at night.He stopped my premarin and became worse so Dr gave me a script for this.He dis not say that his gonna give me good for stres....Menapause is this gonna stop or did i get a wrong Dr note

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Risperdal side effects and withdrawal

What are the side affects of Risperdal? My Dr has me on it for insomnia. He took me off Risperdal due to being drowsy during the day. Now I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Has anyone had similar reactions? ## im 14 im on risperdol too. it made me tired during school. i only take it at night now. i stopped taking it in the morning on my own and i feel fine ## There was one report on a national tv channel about a former mental patient taking risperdol, who had gotten worse, developed violent tendencies, and murdered someone - anyone else heard any bad effects of risperdol ## I am not sure how much of those types of actions should be attributed to the drug, it is an antipsychotic, so some people who are on it, are already unstable. Some of the most common side effects include: drowsiness...

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I don't believe I have schizophrenia

My doctor keeps prescribing psychotic drugs to me and all they do is make me feel detached from reality and gain weight. I am on Risperidone .5 mg and the withdrawals are horrible. Can anyone help me? ## Wing yourself off these psychotic meds. They're bad news. Get on a good diet and get yourself some activated charcoal tablets from walmart and some niacin b-6 tablets, drink lots of water, start making yourself some healthy smoothies with spinach and fruit to help the brain mostly. Hemp seeds are good too for your omega 3/6/9. They carry this at walmart in the baking isle. ## Can I ask what issue's are you dealing with before taking the psychotics? ## Hello Ping Pong, If you feel that the medical attention that your provider is giving you is inadequate then I would suggest getti...

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Misdiagnosed: Permanent side effects of Risperidone?

Hello forum members. I have a question about psychiatric medication which I was wrongly prescribed. Firstly, I suffer from Chronic Lyme Disease. For those who don't know it is a quite serious bacterial infection that causes profound physical fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive problems, and depression and derealization. However, as I have just learned recently, the physical and psychological aspects of the disease are completely due to the bacteria infection of the brain and body, and will disappear completely once treated with antibiotics, which I am now taking regularly. I was unfortunately only diagnosed properly 3 months ago, after having suffered 5 years of debilitating physical illness. Ok, so my problem is this: Before I was diagnosed, I was suffering the severe psychological eff...

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Schizophrenia treatments

My son was taking 37.5mg Risperdal injectible for Paranoid Schizophrenia. He was stable, he moved to another state and he was given tablets 2mg 2x'x daily. Has anyone experienced this and what happens if he misses his evening dose sometimes? ## My sister(Age 23) is suffering from schizophrenia since last 25 days. Doctor prescribed her Peridol 5mg (2+2+2), Perkinil 5mg (1+1+1), ENCORATE CHRONO 500mg(1+0+2), Rivitril 2mg(0.5+0+1), Lithosun-SR 400mg (0+0+0.5). Please let me confirm what the side effects of those medicines. ## Dr. prescribed me sulpitac 100 with zipsydone 20 mg at night. Is this a right combination to treat schizophrenia? I was taking sulpitac 100 for one year. ## For the best outcome, you should always follow your doctor's instructions, and yes they are used to tre...

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Who is foolish enough to voluntary take Risperdal

I was forced 6 monthly injections of this. I am dying wih over 50 side effects from this med. It is torture and poison. I gained 100 lbs in 6 months and I only weighed 140 before. One year later Now I got diabetes and I am getting my foot amputated. I have been bed ridden since the second shot. From Lancaster, WI ## Hello, Shane! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problems you've had. However, Risperdal is a beneficial medication for many people. It is classified by the FDA as a very potent antipsychotic and for some people, it is the only way they can get their conditions under control and lead a normal life. Weight gain is a well known side effect of it, along with somnolence, drowsiness, sedation and dry mouth. It can cause diabetes, but it's very rare, it occurs in le...

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Best manufacturer of generic Seroquel?

I would like to know which manufacturer of Seroquel works the best? I have Accord and it doesn't work well. Thank you. ## I asked this question a few months ago, thought I would try again. Thank you. ## I was switched to the Accord health version and it's nothing like the one from Astra zenica. I'm wide awake and moody. I need to go back to the Astra zenica one- much better. ## It can really vary from person to person, so there's no way to say which one might be the best for any given person that tries it. Seroquel is used to treat various mental health disorders, as well as some severe cases of insomnia. It may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, and somnolence. Have you found one that works better for you, yet?

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Utah Medicaid - staying off the hit list [REXULTI / ABILIFY]

My prescriber wants me to take a very expensive psych med called Rexulti (~$1,100/mth), and tells me that Medicaid won't drop me for doing so. If you know Utah politics, they are still fighting ACA Medicaid Expansion and finding ways to reduce Medicaid programs such as PCN. I feel that if I take such an expensive medication, that puts a target on my back to be dropped at the first excuse. The state Medicaid office and pharmacies will not tell me how much each is paying, so I am left to guess if they have worked the price down, or if it's the bullet I think it is. As an alternative, I am thinking of taking its analog Abilify (aririprazole). But the problem is the same, they won't disclose pricing and Utah Medicaid refuses to pay outside Utah such as a Canadian pharmacy that s...

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