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Stimulant and antipsychotic medication experiences?

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Hmmmi

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I have just started back up on adhd medication after 3 years of being diagnosed as schizoprhenic. I have been treated with stimulants before, when i wasnt schizofrenic, and are finding that the stimulants now(concerta)dont seem to be having as many side effects as they used to, which makes me wonder if they dont really work well when taking antipsychotics(zyprexa). Anyone out there who has a personal experience..? if you have taken both medications, how did they interact? Any experiences with before and after, like i have?
 
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Yes, you'd need meds to mitigate the symptoms. Generally, 'uppers' stimulate the symptoms, where-as 'downers' minimalise them.
 
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Yes, you'd need meds to mitigate the symptoms. Generally, 'uppers' stimulate the symptoms, where-as 'downers' minimalise them.
Yea , correct..correct. I found that out the hard way but very true.
 
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There's got to be some reason schizophrenia reacts that way , it's like its yelling dont do drugs ...dont do drugs.
 
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There's got to be some reason schizophrenia reacts that way , it's like its yelling dont do drugs ...dont do drugs.
Oh yeah, for sure. This time last year, I was heavily abusing a substance called Ketamine (like a mix between LSD + Heroin). It was so severe that I had to be sectioned for 5 weeks.

When I was released, I kept on smoking Cannabis- this was a big, big mistake because it really f****d my mental health over 7 years.

Today, I am 3 months sober- no alcohol or drugs, & it is the best I've felt in years!

My only advice would be to avoid all street drugs, & alcohol when it isn't for an occasion. Doctors meds are okay, as long as you research what they're medicating you with & you're entirely aware of the effects on your body/mind.

So you're on ADHD & other medication at the moment?
 
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No I'm sober , just past experiences I've had and was able to notice the differences in the voices from sober to drug induced voices. Big difference to me.
 
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Isn't Ketamine a strong pain killer?you are right aqbout pot it really messes with presciption drugs
I was a user untill I realised what it was doing to ,me.
 
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Isn't Ketamine a strong pain killer?you are right aqbout pot it really messes with presciption drugs
I was a user untill I realised what it was doing to ,me.
Yes, it has anaesthetic qualities- it was used for operations decades ago. It essentially seperates mind from body- really messes you up.

& glad you made the decision to quit too.
How long have you been free for?
 
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I packed up over 7 years ago although I had the occationl one from time to time, I still would have one if I could get it but I know it ruins my MH.
 
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I’ve found zyprexa cancels out every stimulant. I’ve tried huge doses of ephedrine, grams of amphet, flake etc nothing even gave me a slight buzz. That was years ago, I’ve lost the inclination these days. It was when I thought self medicating was a good idea. It isn’t.
 
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