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Wonderful.Cheese

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  1. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it! Unfortunately I don’t think lowering or getting off any of the AAP’s I take is something that is plausible. I didn’t know that my AAP’s could be a cause of this. I thought it was negative symptoms like my tdoc said I have. So that’s interesting! Thank you for the info! I have done so much wrong and felt such pain and worse while being under medicated. I feel it’s best I just keep taking all the meds I take and possibly be over medicated for the sake of others and myself too I suppose. I hope I am making sense? I’m sorry I was complaining.
  2. I’m really struggling with zero motivation, feeling blank, and not enjoying anything really or laughing (I’m very flat emotionally). I don’t feel depressed though or sad or anything like that. My anxiety has also been high. Could I benefit from an increase in my prozac dose from 20 mg to 40 mg if my NP agrees? Does prozac help any of what I described? Thanks so much for any wisdom or experience! I don’t know much about AD’s or have much experience with them.
  3. @dancesintherain For what you are asking, I’ve taken rexulti, vraylar, and haldol. I currently take 2 mg rexulti. I find it’s different from abilify. Rexulti really calms me and I believe it helps with the voices I hear too. I recently switched it from noon to bedtime and boy did my brain notice that. I started having psychotic symptoms. But when I took it finally, I felt better. I’m fact, I have been thinking of asking my dr to increase it to the max dose. I don’t have side effects from this dose though so I’m not sure if I should increase it. Vraylar was a horrible horrible thing for me. I had nightmares, EXTREME anxiety nonstop, stomach problems, it didn’t touch my symptoms - made everything worse. I usually do well with AAPs. I won’t touch that one again. That really caused me problems and it lasts so long in your system too. So if you have to stop it, it takes a while for it to get out. Haldol? I took 15 mg daily for such a brief period. I don’t know if I gave it a fair shot. I didn’t notice any increased appetite though or sedation, which was nice. But I was freaking out about possible TD so I quit it.
  4. Has anyone ever done a med wash? Was it IP or IOP or at home? Did you come off all of your meds completely before restarting any? How long do you have to be without meds? How painful is it?
  5. It feels good not being alone in this fight, but I’m really sorry you know how this feels. I hope you are ok. Thank you iceberg. You are good stuff.
  6. I’m sorry for deleting my post. I feel very nervous because people near me are watching me and taking pictures of me. So I feel like I can’t post a lot unless it’s private because those people are watching my every move. I wish I felt safer. I can’t even check the mail right now.
  7. I hope your tummy stays happy on metformin too! I have been more consistent with taking my fiber supplement (I had been skipping it). Now I’ve *knock on wood* had less tummy/bathroom woes for a few days and I’ve realized that maybe I need to be better at that so I can stay on the protective metformin. (Since I’m on a ginormous Zyprexa dose) good luck!!!!!
  8. Been there with being in bed and having an accident. Luckily I only ruined my pants. I’ve been fortunate because nowadays I’ve gotten very good at feeling if I’m going to have diarrhea. So I can get to a bathroom quick. Geez. I sound horrible. I’ve put up with this because I’ve been terrified of getting diabetes. And I’m not assertive and my self esteem sucks. I need to be honest with my dr, I suppose. Geez.
  9. I have diarrhea too. I thought it was me getting IBS like my mom but I’m not sure now. I haven’t had my blood sugar tested in almost a year. My fasting glucose was ok according to my GP (it was borderline high according to the chart). My A1c was never tested. Or if it was last year it was normal.
  10. I don’t know what metformin is doing for me now. I got on it for weight loss, when I was on seroquel. It is maybe/probably causing my tummy/bathroom woes now that I connect the dots. In a week I see my Dr and I’m going to ask to try going off of it. My concern is that it is helping my blood sugar and A1c. If I’m diabetic though, I’d like to know. Honestly. So I can treat it. Anyone know what to expect with getting off metformin? Such as withdrawals or if I have to expect to taper it down slowly? I’ve been on it maybe 2+ years? I put up with the tummy woes because I was desperate to lose weight and I was worried about getting diabetic. I know I’m dumb and not assertive.
  11. I don’t know what metformin is doing for me now. I got on it for weight loss, when I was on seroquel. It is maybe/probably causing my tummy/bathroom woes now that I connect the dots. In a week I see my Dr and I’m going to ask to try going off of it. My concern is that it is helping my blood sugar and A1c. If I’m diabetic though, I’d like to know. Honestly. So I can treat it. Anyone know what to expect with getting off metformin? Such as withdrawals or if I have to expect to taper it down slowly? I’ve been on it maybe 2+ years? I put up with the tummy woes because I was desperate to lose weight and I was worried about getting diabetic. I know I’m dumb and not assertive.
  12. I should not have tried to help out. I guess suffering from severe schizoaffective disorder makes my opinions and my life story/experiences lowly or worthless or inappropriate or what have you on a MI/MH website of all places. I was only trying to help yet I get slapped in the face. Stigma is alive and well CB-ers. Even within the MI community, it seems (as is blatantly demonstrated here).
  13. Well shit. I never thought about the idiots who could lie about this. I’m sad now. This sucks. People will lie about being vaccinated. It will happen. I’m worried now. Very worried. I’m anxious about very bad outcomes. And the no mask aspect scares me still.
  14. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html?fbclid=IwAR1jR14BoEnXMf_1oPeXtOif2IErgrrBHHukGBvGT2pOe-YJCtK6rykHWE Did anyone read this yet? Or see this? CDC says that “Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.” Namely….. “If you’ve been fully vaccinated: You can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic. You can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where required” I’m fully vaccinated and I’m so glad I am!
  15. I’m 37 now. I have no friends anymore (they ran away when I got really sick), but I somehow managed to get and stay married. I’ve been married for 11 years. I have not been able to finish school or do anything career wise because of schizoaffective. I almost died by suicide and got court ordered in state hospitals a lot. I’ve been on SSDI for 13 years now. I got to know my husband before getting court ordered for a long term stay at a state hospital out of town. Well we lost touch for a while but later he started visiting me regularly. Which I still think is sweet. So he was aware of my “crazy” right off the bat. I’m sorry you are having to deal with issues like whether or not to disclose something about it on your dating profiles. I get it though. I would say, everyone has something that they have to carry as a burden, right? You never know. (For instance, my husband had cancer and we had to deal with that scare. Although MI has stigma attached to it.) I don’t know if a long explanation is necessary? But it’s totally up to you. I understand the feeling. I often feel like I’m an insane monster walking around town. As though I have a sign on my back. I really do. It does impacts everyday relationship issues. It is a daily battle. I know I stress out my husband and I know he did want children and there’s no way I could have handled that. I can’t even handle pets (we tried dogs and a cat), unfortunately. I mostly hope that I haven’t ruined his life though. I’m trying to be better to him now, especially now because I’ve hit a tiny better spot in my illness. Zyprexa has been good to me. So if I can undo some damage I’ve caused I want to for sure.
  16. I take 3 antipsychotics. I have treatment resistant schizoaffective disorder. I don’t do well on just one antipsychotic med, unfortunately.
  17. Does capytla have any anti-manic powers? That is what I wonder. Would a person prone to mania need to take like lithium or depakote then with it? I worry it will be like Latuda and not work much for manic prevention and not help as much as zyprexa zydis helps me for psychosis too. Zyprexa zydis has really been a sledge hammer for my psychosis. It’s lessened, and nothing really else has made it lessen. I fear the day I am made to switch off of it. I know that will probably happen. I currently take a “Symbyax-like” combo. I take zyprexa zydis 30 mg and generic Prozac 20 mg too. But I worry about getting diabetes yes. I should really get lab work done more often than yearly maybe? Because I don’t have an appointment until August with my GP for a check up and lab work.
  18. Why am I so forgetful and confused and dazed and more? The following is my total daily dose meds list….. Zyprexa Zydis 30 mg, Abilify 30 mg, Rexulti 2 mg, Gabapentin 2,400 mg, Prozac 20 mg, Vyvanse 40 mg, Synthroid 75 mcg, Yaz, Metformin 2,000 mg, Topamax 200 mg, Daily Probiotic, Daily Fiber Supplement
  19. So someone is stealing my identity or video recording me. They know details of me that aren’t possible to know without a video or more. I’m so rattled. And I can’t say much more. My day has been awful. I feel like crap. I don’t know what to do.
  20. You speak so much truth. Thank you. Thank you so much. This is my experience too. It’s like the instant I speak of it BAM off to the ER. I would like to talk through the issue too. So much.
  21. This. I know my neighbors (certain ones) and the mailman are trying to take pictures of me inside or outside my home.
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