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Severe memory loss/cognitive impairment with various antipsychotics.

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AboveTheThrone

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Has anyone else experienced these side effects? Did I cause permanent brain damage by pushing through these effects for almost a year? I literally cannot function, and it's been 5 1/2 days since my last dose. I've read that caffeine slows the metabolism of olanzapine down significantly, and I was drinking a decent amount until a couple days ago. But shouldn't I be feeling better by now? I can read a short sentence, look away immediately, and not remember more than one or two words. I used to be able to come up with witty jokes on a whim... now I draw blanks every time I try.

I've tried risperidone and Abilify, and they both have the same dumbing-down effect on me almost immediately after taking.
 
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ink

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Have you tried some form of exercise... I find it helps... with just about everything. It is however limited, only a couple of hours per a short session.
 
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Skyfire

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I also found that abilify had these dumbing down effects and for several months I was unable to read properly and was unable to remember what I had read exactly, this has changed since I started reducing my dose however
 
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Thelma27

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I am going through the same thing where one minute I am.ok and the next I have no memory of what I was doing where I have been one day I cut up all my sofas with no memory and blamed it on the dog I threw away my.phone a d recently I was about to flush my new phone down the loo I don't know what to do my psychiatrist increased my medication dosage but I became so suicidal etc
 
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Thelma27

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We just have to stay strong and have faith that one day we will be free of this illness
 
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Cabra

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I felt fine until I started abilify, feel like it is ruining my life.
 
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