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Affective

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I am really struggling. I am keep busying and this forum is contributing to me not thinking about harming myself or having bad thoughts. A week ago I came completely off Aripriprazole, Carbamazepine and Venlafaxine. I have been experiencing people talking through the walls, seeing a person no one else can see. I believe the government are out to get me and that the local 'mental health team' are actually working for the government as a sub-agency, who are monitoring me and want to harm me. I even believe people are monitoring me online.

I went to my GP today with my dad, as I am too scared to go out alone. He said I urgently need to go back on medication, or I could find myself in hospital. Where they will kill me.

So which medication would you recommend I try?

I am currently experiencing:
- Rage/Irritation
- Hearing people talk through walls
- Suspicion about my family, friends and 'health professionals'
- Seeing new colours, which are bad
- Feeling like I am part of a something. For instance, I feel sometimes when I am on the computer, I am a part of and can't move off it
- Some people are having a hard time understanding me verbally, as government is stealing my words from my head
- Some are also saying I have a bit of flat mood and that my speech is fairly slow

I was thinking maybe Risperidone at 0.25mg. I will ask my GP to ask someone to prescribe it to me, because I don't want to see my team. I am also willing to try something for my depression, not an antidepressant though.
 
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Charlie123

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Are you ok mate? Where are you from?
 
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Aripipazole or amisulpride are probably the best i had horrible withdrawals and anxiety from aripiprazle though idk mate there isnt much choice just pick the one you prefer.
 
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i had all of those symptoms. Risperidal worked for me. I am on a newer med now called Invega. Im really sleepy right now. I just took it about half an hour ago. my doc said it shouldnt make me zombie-like, but I guess ill have to get used to it..

I would take my risperidal at night and it helped me sleep, and my symptoms disappeared within a few weeks. It just depends on the person as to how well u respond to meds.
 
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maudikie

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maudikie.

I can't suggest what medication you take - that is your doctor's job. but it sounds to me as though you have been having a bit of a salad of them. I should ask for another opinion if what he prescribes is not working for you. I hope you are not taking any alcohol with them. as that can have a very bad effect.
Best wishes and I hope you soon get something that suits you.
Take care.:)
 
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Thank you everyone :)
 
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jenika

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Antipsychotic medications are effective in the management of acute psychotic symptoms arising from a variety of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric conditions.A number of new antipsychotic drugs have been introduced since 1990.A first generation of antipsychotics, known as typical antipsychotics, was discovered in the 1950s. Most of the drugs in the second generation, known as atypical antipsychotics.Antipsychotic treatment with so-called "atypical" neuroleptics, as defined by the lack of extrapyramidal side effects in its strict sense, has made great advances in the last decades with the advent of newly developed antipsychotic agents.
 
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maudikie to unknown

I am really struggling. I am keep busying and this forum is contributing to me not thinking about harming myself or having bad thoughts. A week ago I came completely off Aripriprazole, Carbamazepine and Venlafaxine. I have been experiencing people talking through the walls, seeing a person no one else can see. I believe the government are out to get me and that the local 'mental health team' are actually working for the government as a sub-agency, who are monitoring me and want to harm me. I even believe people are monitoring me online.

I went to my GP today with my dad, as I am too scared to go out alone. He said I urgently need to go back on medication, or I could find myself in hospital. Where they will kill me.

So which medication would you recommend I try?

I am currently experiencing:
- Rage/Irritation
- Hearing people talk through walls
- Suspicion about my family, friends and 'health professionals'
- Seeing new colours, which are bad
- Feeling like I am part of a something. For instance, I feel sometimes when I am on the computer, I am a part of and can't move off it
- Some people are having a hard time understanding me verbally, as government is stealing my words from my head
- Some are also saying I have a bit of flat mood and that my speech is fairly slow

I was thinking maybe Risperidone at 0.25mg. I will ask my GP to ask someone to prescribe it to me, because I don't want to see my team. I am also willing to try something for my depression, not an antidepressant though.
I should take your doctor's advice and go to hospital for a short time until you are sorted out. It is a mistake not to take your medication. I am glad your Dad took you to the doctor. If there is a long waiting list, perhaps your doctor might tell them you need help urgently. Take care.:)
 
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hi
i am new to this board but i suffer from schizophrenia and take clozapine. unfortunately you have to have monthly blood tests but it is effective med.
 
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crazyjade90

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Hey :)
I suppose all meds are diff for people but i was experiencing some of the symptoms as you n found that 'Risperidone' helps i am now on 3mg but think this is getting increased soon 0.25mg is a really small dose x
What medication are you on now ?
 
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I take Fanapt, a new drug, and it has really been very good for me. I don't know if they have it in your area but you might ask and see what your doctor thinks. It is for acute schizophrenia (and that certainly fits me.)
 
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Which one should I try?.....bloody hell, I wish I had the luxury of choosing meds. My psychiatrist is like a stern old head mistress and basically tells me what I will get or else lol.

Come to think of it most of the mh services treat me like a muzzled pit bull that needs medicating into submission lol.:drool:
 
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maudikie

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Hi! Bill. Yo've been here quite awhile and appear still not to be stabilised. So take deep breaths and go back to your psychiatrist. It may have to be via your G.P. unless you are still on the pdocs books. Ask for an early appoitment. They seem to be always bringing out new medication, some I have never heard of. But the specialists should now, and if one isn't working well then they should try another. But remember the result is not immediate. You can also ask for a second opinion if you are unhappy with your prsent doc. I also think that you haven't yet come to terms that your condition may be long term, You need a reguar routine, and if you are unable to work then you should get a hobby, and treat that as your work. Include some exercise i n your day, just a walk will do, don't take alcohol, there are lot of pleasant none alco drinks. It's a B of a condition but learn to live with it, All best wishes.
 
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i was really intrested in taking fanapt because of the chemicals it acts on its like a cross between aripipazole and quetiapine it's not available in the uk though my new doctors are even worse than the last i asked about different medications and they said there not in the "BOOK" so they cant prescribe bloody useless cant i believe i have to kiss these peoplles arses otherwise they'll cut me off my benefits.
 

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