- Nov 9, 2019
Hi guys, am new to this forum but wanted to see if other people have had a similar experience. Basically in late February I was hospitalized (not sectioned) after smashing up my bedroom in my parents house where my parents phoned the emergency services. I was on my way to buy alcohol when the police picked me up, they said because I had not been in trouble with the police before they could either arrest me or that they could take me to emergency mental health services which I chose to go to. I was advised based on an interview with the guy I met there (who was not a doctor I believe) to be admitted to the admissions of the psychiatric unit of the hospital. I basically spent 2 weeks there before I was released but during my time there I was diagnosed with schizophrenia. They kept asking me when I was there if I hear voices- which I do not. I was given Latuda during my stay in hospital and was on it for maybe a month afterwards until I could no longer tolerate the side effects- with those being akathisia and poor concentration, I was switched onto Abilify and told that the side effects would be less severe which they are but they are still barely tolerable and I've had enough of the extreme restlessness and poor concentration that comes with antipsychotics- I can barely read and I cant concentrate on much for long. The problem I have is that I have none of schizophrenia usually described nor did I have prior to my stay in hospital. I don't have any delusions nor do I hear voices which aren't there, the problem I had was that I experienced negative thoughts which I had no control of which would lead to outbursts in anger and me basically smashing up my room, this also happened in university which I dropped out of shortly before I was admitted to hospital. I was wondering if I possibly could have been misdiagnosed and if anybody else has any advice regarding the side effects from antipsychotics?