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  1. When I took lithium I was taking it 3 times a day, 300mg in the morning, 300mg in the afternoon, and 600mg in the evening.
  2. As far as side effects were concerned my appetite was greatly reduced to the point where I had to be reminded to eat and when I did eat I ate little. As per combining with another antidepressant I did with Cipralex (Lexapro) which kicked my depression in the butt but made me manic.
  3. Do you find that when you have racing thoughts that you get sucked into your own mind and lost in your thoughts? Like, I can't focus on anything other than my own thoughts, I can't maintain a conversation or make decisions or anything. My thoughts are just consuming and totally taking over me. It's like I can't control them, they're just happening and there's nothing I can do about them. I can't control the content or the speed or anything and it's just getting to be too much I just want it to stop! I would do ANYTHING to make this stop.
  4. I'm sorry you had to go through that, as a few people have already said most meds carry an inherent risk of serious side effects and while they are unlikely they do happen to some people. I took Latuda and I had no side effects from it. Again I'm sorry you had to go through that, I hope it doesn't put you off getting medication to help you with your condition.
  5. Do you find your psychosis changes depending on your mood? When I'm down and depressed I find it's very persecutory, negative and just all around a horrible experience. The voices tell me people are out to get me, people want me dead, I need to hurt myself etc. and I get very paranoid. When I'm more in an up mood I find that the voices tell me nice things, like I'm good looking, people like me, I'm going to win contests, I'm special in some way. I don't get paranoid or anything like that when I'm like this. Does anybody else find this to be true in some way?
  6. As a general rule I think it's a bad idea for those of us with mental health issues, and since you're on this site you must have a mental health issue correct? Is it really worth the risk of making your mental health worse in the long run for a temporary high? Edit: Forgot some words.
  7. I think this was the first AD I tried, it was like taking a sugar pill it didn't do anything good or bad for me. I believe I was on just 20mg though, hard to remember though as this was like 7 years ago.
  8. My pdoc when I was IP told me to take my Saphris once at night, but when I filled my prescription at the pharmacy they told me I should be taking it twice a day. I'm going to just keep doing what the pdoc said until my next pdoc appointment but I was curious about when everyone else took their Saphris? I'm not sure I could take it twice a day, it kind of knocks me out when I take it at night so I can't imagine having to take it in the morning when I'm trying to wake up.
  9. I take 3 antipsychotics and if anything I've noticed my driving is better. I'm less distracted, less stressed out, less aggressive, all stuff that makes me a better driver.
  10. Mine are voices I don't recognize. Usually I just hear things like mumbling that I can't make out, or sometimes they're statements like "Put it back to how it was" or "They're all looking at you." Sometimes I just hear screaming and it gives me a horrid headache. Occasionally they'll ask questions but that doesn't happen often, and a lot of the time I'll hear a family member saying my name and think they're nearby talking about me when in reality they don't even live in the same town as me.
  11. I started getting symptoms at 8, first time going to the hospital at 17 and dx with psychosis, and finally dxed with sza at 23.
  12. I know someone was messing with them though, they're all moved around and there's little silver things in the bottles with the meds so I'm way to freaked out to take them. Maybe if I had new meds and I never let them out of my sight and I watched them prepare them I'd be willing to take them but I doubt any pharmacy would entertain that idea nor do I have the money or scripts to get new meds...
  13. My wife is threatening to take me to the hospital if I don't start taking my meds again anyways but I'm 100% positive they've been tampered with and are more than likely poison so I REALLY don't want to. So I might end up in there anyways at this rate.
  14. I'm going to try to get it out if I ever get left alone which I can't see happening any time soon. I really want it out so that this can be over. The screaming won't stop and it's giving me a splitting headache but I've been putting on my happy I'm fine face for my wife so she doesn't worry about me. I don't see my pdoc until Thursday...I wish it were sooner
  15. I don't know what to do. I can't think right anymore, all I'm hearing is screaming since I got home from work and apparently nobody else can hear it, I'm seeing floating words that my wife refuses to read because she says they're not there and they look like just gibberish to me. I figured out where the antenna for the transmitter is and I desperately want to dig it out but I would need to be alone to do that, I can feel it under my skin in my arm. I'm not worried about my wife anymore, I think she was brainwashed yesterday but she seems to have overpowered it and is back to normal which I'm super happy about. I just want this all to stop! I'd do anything, I know that if I can dig out the antenna the screaming will at least stop but then I need to figure out a way to get these people to stop following me and planning my death. I don't know how I'm going to do that, maybe after I remove the antenna if I skip town they won't be able to find me again? I don't know if I could do that though, my wife would never agree to it because she doesn't believe that this is all real. I want to tell my pdoc about this because she always listens to me and has good ideas, but not my psych nurse so I'm glad she's on vacation right now, she always says things like "You're just delusional" which makes me angry. I just want everything to shut up right now so I can think, it's taken me an hour just to type this! ARG
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