Best Medicine For Schizophrenia

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Valerie Says:
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Looking to find out the best medicine to treat schizophrenia.



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Valerie! How are you?

There is really no 'best medicine' so to speak. It depends on the person and what works for them. Not all medications work for everyone that tries them, which is why they are usually several options to try in any given treatment category.

For example, I have high blood pressure and while the 'best' medication for many people is Metoprolol, it made me very sick and I had to stop taking it. It also didn't significantly lower my blood pressure.

That said, what medications have you tried?

Some people do better with an older medication, such as Risperdal, though as reported by the FDA, it can cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, somnolence and weight gain. But others have had great results with new ones, such as Abilify.

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Valerie Says:
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Thank you. My brother is in bad shape from this illness he has no quality of life. He is on depakote 500mg twice a day Zyprexa 20mg at night. He either walks around talking to himself and laughing or just stay in bed all day starring at the wall. He keeps himself isolated says he prefers it. He hardly ever leaves the house. His doctor says there is nothing that can be done I don't believe that. Going to get another doctor first.I just wonderd if there was a new medication they were having good results from this is heartbreaking to watch.

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Ruth Says:

Hi valerie. My daughter is 19 yrs old and has been dealing with schizophenia and has been on invega sustenna for over 2 yrs. Now she's doing much better with this natural remedy which works fast: activated charcoal absorbs all bad toxin poisons from the body and niacin b-6 works on the hormonal imbalance and curves the schizophrena. Hemp seeds have omega 3, 6, 9 which our body needs. Black seed oil works on various medical condtions. Look into these options and you'll see. Of course they wont let us know these things as they'd rather manage the disease than cure it, even though they know it's causing us worse harm in the long run.

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Hi valerie I have a twenty year old daughter that does these same things all day long but there are other alternatives. I'm here if you need some advice on some things I'm doing. My daughter's going on 4 years now but in between time I've been seeking other alternatives that have been helping her along the way, and I agree with you that it's very heartbreaking to watch your loved one going through such horror. But one thing about it is I can't give up, that's my baby girl, and no one knows her better than me.

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Hi valerie I would definatly start with finding another dr.and when you do explain to him His conditions and maybe get him Slowly wing off these meds or try something much less debilitating to his system like the lease mgs. I did list some things I. Doing for my daughter on here but I'm against trying to keep giving her these psych meds yeah I know every individual's different but it's funny they all have similar horrifying stories when it come to the side effects just saying

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Hi valerie I'm no dr but from experience I really would try to find a dr that is willing to go another route and see about getting him winged slowly off these psychotic meds all together and see about building his body and mind back up with a more natural method guava is really good, St John's worth is excellent or they even have all natural drs out there that can detox him out slowly while building him back up it's a process but your better off I've been where your at and I do know it's a living hell to go through and very heartbreaking to watch or accept

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Hi valerie just a update on my 22 yr old daughter whom also has had schizophrenia shes currently taking Clozapine 25mgs 3 tab by mouth2x daily, Propranolol 10mgs 1/2 tab 2x daily, Divalproex 250mgs 2x daily (for sleep) but doesn't seem to bother her taking it during the day cause it in a sense relaxing her.she also takes atropine sulfate 1x at night for her saliva buildup.this combination of meds seems to work pretty well for her so far,she actually interested in going places and doing things, shes coherent event though she still mutters to the voices her and there,shes not walking around like a zombie, and within 1 hour shes sleep and is sleeping throughout the night which is a big plus for her brain needing to rest,the only down side is blood work is required 1-3 months,and clozapine does cause weight gain so eating healthy is important as well as staying dehydrated and watching the caffeine intake as well as the sugar and dairy anyway just wanted to share this so maybe it could help out I understand what it's like living with a love one with schizophrenia anyway good luck and God bless

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