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CrazyRedhead

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  1. I've been on 10mg for about a month now, and still no change in mood or motivation. I might have to go to 15mg...............Started out on 5mg.
  2. Insomnia Attacks...

    I would highly suggest seeing a doctor about your insomnia.....Do you have a psychiatrist? Do you take any prescribed medications?
  3. Why??

    You are under no obligation to explain your MI to your family members, especially if they deflect your explanation and make it about them. There may be some people who might disagree with me here, but IMO, choosing to avoid people who are triggering to you is not wrong.
  4. Because that would make too much sense , and insurance company policies often don't make sense to me....... Sorry I don't have anything else to add, but good luck on your appeal.
  5. I know this is an old thread, but I have something new to add here......Back in April, I had to switch pdocs because my wonderful pdoc of 5 years decided to leave the practice.......So I have only seen this new guy for about 4 months. When I last saw him in late July, my blood pressure was elevated from what's normal for me.....He has upped the dosages of some of my meds, and switched me from Risperdal to Abilify. When I expressed concern about my blood pressure level, he just yelled at me and said "I don't care about your blood pressure, how is your mood?"......I was so stunned I really didn't know what to say..... I hate switching pdocs again so soon, but I just don't think I can stand this dude much longer.....I found out today from my therapist that there is a new female doc coming to the practice at the end of September......I told the office receptionist to call me and let me know when she starts accepting patients.....I'll be the first one in line
  6. My daughter is 19 now, but I remember when she was doing this same sort of thing........IME, the best thing you can do is decide what you think is best for her, and stand your ground.........If you give in to her badgering, all it will do is encourage even more harassment the next time....
  7. Am I abusive?

    IMO, I would highly recommend telling your pdoc and therapist that you're having these fears, so they can come up with a plan to possibly help you overcome them. Based on what you've said in your post, these fears are really bothering you, and the only way your doc and therapist will know is if you tell them......I know it's not easy, but you will need to let them know about these thoughts so they can help.
  8. Great..!!...Glad to hear you're sleeping good again.....
  9. I think that calling your doc and discussing this with her, would be the best thing to do.....
  10. I've never personally experienced akathisia, but I did a little googling and found this: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8829717 I don't know much about cyproheptadine, except that it's a first gen antihistamine, and is used off- label for akathisia.......According to small study linked above, it improved akathisia in all of the 17 patients, and in 15 of the patients, akathisia was reduced to a marked degree.
  11. Hmm......So far, I haven't had any cravings for carbs and sugar, and no overwhelming hunger, either. Oh well, maybe I just got lucky on that.....
  12. Interesting....I'm taking Abilify with 2 ADs (3 if you count Trazodone as an AD), and haven't gained any weight....I have noticed no increase in appetite, and am still eating my usual food. Been on it for about 2 months now, and started out at 5 mg, now at 10mg......
  13. The data probably did change awhile after Rexulti came out.......Drugs.com lists weight gain as a "more common" side affect of Rexulti: https://www.drugs.com/sfx/rexulti-side-effects.html
  14. Just to add this, in case @themechanist wasn't aware...... Latuda has to be taken with food, at least 350 calories, if I remember correctly, for the med to be absorbed properly.
  15. Does anyone feel like killing someone?

    I agree 100%.... @Megalomaniacal, you need immediate help, either from your pdoc or hospital ER.......No one here wants you to hurt yourself, or hurt someone else......
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