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Amisulpride anti psychotics

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anyajp

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Hi. I was diagnosed with psychosis 2 years ago because i was hearing voices.
I take amisulpride for them. Does anyone else here take these tablets? If so, what do you think of them and have they helped you?
 
NewZealand-boy

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Hi there,
I take about 800mg of AMpisulpride... i find it helps me with Psychosis and the voices n all that. However my Doc tells me it's sedating and i don't find it very sedating so sleep is a bit hard for me at the moment... was on Temazepam but doc pulled them away after i was taking up to 6 tablets to get to sleep... but yeah i found Ampsulpride helpful.
 
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lostminty

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I wanted to go on amisulpride but if its the one im thinking of it can have a strong side effect of prolactin levels. i already have a decent moob from rispiridone so didn't want to risk that.
 
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anonymous1

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I got prescribed amisulpride several years ago and despite having very high prolactin levels was kept on it because nothing seemed to be really working. I really regret it, I now have diabetes type II due to taking this med as it causes high blood sugar levels. If you take it, they should test your blood sugar automatically and monitor it to make sure that doesn't happen to you. There was no monitoring with me until it was too late. By the way, high prolactin levels means that you are at risk of osteoporosis - no small thing.

I am anti-meds now except for short-term use because they are so damaging and have been doing some reading around - there is a psychiatrist called Bob Johnson who has found a talking cure for psychosis, and there is other evidence that talking therapy is the way to go - but having said that, try getting someone to help you.
 
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bettyboop2509

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Interesting to read your story Koshka and I really feel for you. Frankly these bastard psychiatrists will put you on any old muck and let you rot on it as long as you are a 'nice medicated little zombie'.

I am also on Amisulpride and have been since 2005, I am 5 foot 4 and 15 stone and yet my family and doctors believe it is my fault and not the medication. I eat a low calorie diet high in fruit and veg with virtually no sugar and yet I am still clinically obese. I am so conscientious about my weight that on Chrstimas day whilst everyone else was tucking into thousands of calories turkey dinner I ate a small can of vegetable soup. A typical days diet for me would consist of a small bowl of porridge with no sugar and a herbal tea for breakfast, salad sandwich for lunch and a tofu stir fry with lots of fresh veg for dinner and a herbal tea. I also drink fruit juice. I'm not sure what else I can do to lose weight. What's worrying is that even when I have come off the drug I have still not lost weight.

I dont know what this shit has done to my metabolism or my blood sugar levels but it sucks and I am so pissed off with it I have contemplated suicide. I hate being fat and I was never fat before this drug. I hate the doctors and I hate this drug.
 
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Fragile

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Have you asked for a blood test betty? That could tell in what way it's harming you.

I'm sorry - don't know what to suggest.

I found amisulpride to be very effective for me. I had to stop it due to side effects in the end though - developed a movement disorder when I stopped it ...It is a very powerful drug.

I wanted to go on amisulpride but if its the one im thinking of it can have a strong side effect of prolactin levels. i already have a decent moob from rispiridone so didn't want to risk that.
It has a very strong effect on prolactin. My prolactin was very, very high; and that was from a relatively low dose.
 
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