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I was just reading about this and thinking how much it could help people (not only for those hearing voices). If the AD's were available like this I may be able to take them, my dr won't prescribe as she knows I would more than likely take the lot, but with an injection that is a slow release people may get the benefit from them (as a short term) before being able and more secure to going onto pills..

Maybe I am wrong in this thought, not sure now, i have confused myself (easly done)
 
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Hi again

I've never had an injection to reduce the voices,
You should try to see if it's effective on the voices.

Do you know what injection she wants you to try. I think you don't get as many side effects on injection than you do on meds. Then it depends what injection it is.

:hug:
 
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hi jolene

I am sorry I think I managed to confuse you as well as me. I don;t have voices and my dr hasn't said about trying this

I found something on it and while I was reading it I was thinking how effective other AD's would be if it was able to take them like this for other forms of depression etc..

sorry for the confusion hun
 
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I found depot injections are horrendous

If i had to face depot injections again , I wouldn't be here
 
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glad i'm off injections a decade later i still feel pains in my backside when it's cold and damp, my scar from the psychiatric wars as i consider it

Also when my father died the psychiatrist tryed to drug me up, as i was on tablets i had control and could greave, if i'd been on the jab the dose would just have gone up
 
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not all medications are suitble for injection and the most common use of them isbecause the patient either has difficulty undersanding their meds or is non compliant

either way talk it over with ur GP
 
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I loathe depots. I was on depixol - an anti psychotic drug. Towards the end of the first year on it, I had bubbles of saliva coming out of the side of my mouth. I sounded like I was drunk when I spoke as my words were so slurred. I felt dizzy and disoriented. I was so very restless. My Pdoc would not take me off the horrible stuff. So I just didn't go back for the injection. That way my pdoc had to put me on something else. Sometimes the injection really hurt and hurt for days after. My GP said she thought I was allergic to the Depot as i had an circular area of about 3 inches of burning red mark all around the injection site. I got this a lot - yet the injections continued. Horrible.
Jacqui
 
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