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  1. Current Cocktail: Zoloft/Sertraline... 150 mg A.M. Risperdal/Risperidone... .25 mg P.M. Klonopin/Clonazepam... 1 mg A.M., 1 mg P.M. Ativan/Lorazepam... .5 mg once daily PRN
  2. Thank you both so much!! The reassurance helps put my mind at ease. 💖 Just another update... my Pdoc personally called me since I had canceled today. He’s a very wonderful Pdoc... so patient and kind to me... he believes me and won’t give up on me he says... I’m truly blessed 😊 I told him I would take the risperidone tonight. And your guys reassurance has helped as well! My meds will stay the same. He sent a refill of my Ativan to my pharmacy. I see him next week.
  3. Thank you for the replies, everyone. I just wanted to update... I still haven’t taken the Risperidone. My boyfriend is getting angry about me not taking it. He said I’m acting crazy. My OCD is all over the place and quite severe. It’s even driving ME insane... I was supposed to see Pdoc today...but I canceled last minute... I just didn’t have the willpower to get out of bed, get dressed, and go... Last night was horrible as usual. No sleep and weird parasomnias all night... I was also scared...very scared... that an alien was tapping on my living room window and watching me from the darkness outside...boyfriend was at work working late... it was so scary 😭 and than I even heard boyfriend laughing and gasping from our bedroom but I knew he was at work... I’m so scared I’m being haunted...
  4. My pdoc gave me a very low dose of risperidone (0.25 mg) to take one hour before bedtime. I haven’t been able to bring myself to take it.... FYI I’m also on Zoloft and Klonopin. No other meds. I am having profound insomnia and strange parasomnias. I’m just scared the risperidone...even at a low dose...will take away any leftover ounce of motivation I have currently (I’m currently bed bound so barely any)...or give me worse nightmares...or give me a restless feeling called akathisia. Basically... does anyone think I should try it anyways? Will it help me sleep? I don’t sleep AT ALL at night...not til noon sometimes the next day...then it’s on and off sleep every 2 hours until the evening...very unrefreshing...sprinkled with bloody gory nightmares, waking visual hallucinations, and profound disorientation each time I wake up... help...at my wits end... 🤕
  5. I didn’t feel anything until a few weeks of taking 5 mg Lexapro. I got nauseas and had racing thoughts, strange thoughts about the devil, and wasn’t sleeping. I was doing weird things in the middle of the night at like 2 am such as thinking it was a good idea to rearrange my whole living room...
  6. Not everybody takes benzos. The article discusses that long-acting benzos as well as cumulative dose are the higher cause for concern. Not PRN benzos. As well as length of time taken.
  7. Okay, so a simple search yielded an article discussing BOTH anticholinergics AND benzodiazepines being linked with a greater risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s: https://www.health.harvard.edu/mind-and-mood/two-types-of-drugs-you-may-want-to-avoid-for-the-sake-of-your-brain
  8. I’ve been informed by several Pdocs about this.
  9. Unfortunately benzos are now linked to dementia and Alzheimer’s as well 😕
  10. It took me a whole year to finally find a doctor who was willing to prescribe me benzos how I needed them to be. Doctors I saw before only wanted me to wean off or only use them PRN. I’m now doing well on 2 mg of Klonopin per day along with .5 mg twice a day Ativan as needed. It’s a really good combo for me because I needed a continual blood level of Klonopin in my system and then I needed another benzo that was faster acting for my breakthrough panic attacks.
  11. That’s fair... I didn’t want to leave my good Pdoc either. He was awesome... I hope her new rates aren’t too high...
  12. I was on Thorazine before and would take it as needed for episodes of rage. It knocked me on my ass. Could not keep my eyes open or even lift my body up once it kicked in.