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  1. I've been on Vraylar for about 2 years now, and I can definitely attest to the fact that Vraylar does tend to cause tiredness. I've experienced the tiredness ever since getting on it and can't stand it. My family doctor also told me that she has quite a few patients who take Vraylar also and that it does cause tiredness. I might tell my pdoc to take me off this med. I'm taking 2 antipsychotics anyway. Vraylar never worked without the 2nd one, so I am hoping that my pdoc would be willing. I just have to ask.
  2. The first day that I took my Iron pill, I felt an immediate difference after 30 minutes. I was like, whoa!
  3. I'm totally on the same page as you on this one. I used to think that something 'special' was happening to me, yet to find out that it was also part of my psychosis. I too don't want to believe any of these so-called signs, because like you said, they definitely are delusions. When I had a psychotic episode, these 'signs' were so easy to believe. And of course, that's simply the mechanism of the illness. Now that I am fully medicated, I don't see numbers as much anymore and if I do, I try to ignore them and just keep moving along. If anything, they're freaky as hell. And for some odd reason, when I used to hallucinate, I would hallucinate about the devil, demons and would think that I was psychic. I know that each person experiences something different. But for the sake of my own life, I never ever ever ever want to believe in the law of attraction, new-age spirituality, psychic mediumship, etc. They're major triggers for me. I'm glad that you're really pushing to let/make these things go away. I'm fully there with you, especially since we have the same condition... And we both know how things can get with it.
  4. @CeremonyNewOrder Funny you mentioned that. Just got my blood drawn for those exact tests! Except for the vitamin d test. Had that one done 2 months ago and it did show that I was super lower on it. So now, I'm taking vitamin d3 for it. I definitely think that I have an iron deficiency for sure. Although I should've waited for the tests to come back and for my doc to instruct me otherwise, I took an iron supplement and wow. It made a HUGE difference.
  5. Yes, yes, and YES. I have this tiredness/fatigue ever single day. I've had it for years. But, I too know for sure that it's not CFS ( though, I have almost considered that it could be). However, like you said it's not that type of tiredness that most people typically feel. And It's not as if I'm sleepy all the time either. It's just this constant lack of energy. I did start taking Strattera, starting from last week, and the tiredness side effect could be contributing to it also at the moment. Nonetheless, I validate how you feel. I know exactly what you mean.
  6. I've had interesting experiences like that myself! Dreams coming true, repeating numbers (in spirituality, they're called angel numbers), signs, 'law of attraction' situations, etc. This is going to be a super short message, because right now I'm extremely tired from the day, but I'd like to talk to you further about what you're going through. You're probably wondering if you're having a delusion. Well, for me some were definitely delusions. But on medication, they still happen anyway but not so exaggerated. Though, I do see these numbers on a regular. It's something called synchronicity. As for you, one may believe that you may be having psychic experiences, synchronized experiences, confirmation biases, or whatever one may want to call it (depending on the belief). I've tried very hard to ignore the number signs, but when I'm driving and a car cuts in front of me with a number sign screaming 444, or 4444, or even 4444 (I've seen so many kinds of numbers in different arrangements, repeatedly), it kind of gets you to wonder...
  7. Hello, So, I've been dealing with this for a while and didn't realize it was a problem up until recently. I'm seeing the patterns more over the course of actually, a few years. So, the problem that I'm currently having is with morning depression up until after noon. I have schizoaffective disorder bipolar type and GAD, but for some reason depression is my most prominent symptom. Maybe for the first hour or so of waking up, I feel pretty good and ready to start the day. However, after I eat and take my meds, I just fall into this cranky, irritable mood and then I'm just depressed the rest of the morning. I see my doctor on Monday, so I'm definitely going to say something. But I also want to hear from you guys on how to deal with it, since we are the ones suffering with mental illness. Advice can really help these days. Thanks! Oh PS. My doctor just started me on Vraylar last week. So far so good. Coming to think of it though, it actually could be the simple fact that I'm still getting used to this new dose (I was on 1.5 mg and now I'm on my 2nd day of 3mg). However, morning depression has always been a problem for me. Maybe I just need to wait it out and see... Again, I will speak to my doctor about it too.
  8. I don’t know what category my question goes under, as I do have multiple symptoms in like 3-4 other categories. So, I’ll just try it here... Hi everyone. I have schizoaffective disorder-bipolar type, GAD and I also struggle with sever depression. Right now, I am currently on Nortriptyline 75mg 3x/day. This dose goes beyond the maximum dose and I’m still struggling with tiredness and just a low, funky, depressive mood all day. All and all, this particular antidepressant isn’t necessarily helping me. So here’s the thing. I used to take Wellbutrin like a decade ago before I was even known to have schizoaffecfive, so my anxiety at the time went through the roof without realizing the underlying issues of a disorder unknown to me at the time. Fast forward a decade later, I’m on a completely different regimen now and I just would like to know if anyone else has schizoaffective disorder, GAD and/or depression like me who is currently on Wellbutrin. I just want to gain some insight from people with my condition (all of any symptom) about Wellbutrin and if it was a life saver for them or not. And if Wellbutrin isn’t a favorable med, could you guys give me some insight for what works for a schizo/bipolar diagnosis? You can even drop antidepressant names and I can do a little research as well to see what my options are. Maybe there are some I’ve never heard of that could possibly work me. I’m going to talk to my pdoc about this for sure. I just want to make sure I have enough insight/info from others so that I can know what to suggest to her in case it may help her and I figure out what might or might not work. I’m sure my pdoc will know, but doctors don’t always or exactly know how their patients really feel on a daily basis. Only patients can really tell their doctors what exactly is going on with them, hence why I’d love your feedback in case you’ve gone through what I’m going through now. I’m no doctor, I know, but hearing other peoples’ experiences gives me some insight about what I can talk to my pdoc about. What does Wellbutrin feel like when you are on it?
  9. Good idea. I’ll definitely ask my pdoc about it and see what she says. Thanks for your response!
  10. One day, I noticed that I too got anxious after taking Latuda. It even got to the point where I was trembling and becoming extremely restless at night. It turned out that Latuda was causing me akasthesia. My doctor put me on Cogentin 1mg once a day to go with the medication. The anxiety, trembles and restlessness all went away since then.
  11. PS. I am no longer on Cymbalta, Vyvanse or Haldol. For some odd reason, it's not showing my most updated meds. I'm currently taking Ativan 1mg 3x/day, Nortryptiline 50mg 3x/day, Latuda 80mg, Cogentin1 mg and Trazodone 100mg. I've tried Rhodiola before in the past, but that was when I was on less medication and when I was kind of experimenting on what supplements could help me have more energy. Now, with my current meds, I'm kind of apprehensive as there are potential side effect. But I'm just wondering if anyone has ever tried it and what your experience was like.
  12. Hello All, I'm just curious. Has anyone ever tried Rhodiola while being on meds? What were the effects/side effects? Is it safe?
  13. Update! I decided to go inpatient at the hospital and it was totally worth it. This is my new medication cocktail that I believe is working out for me for the best: Cymbalta: 60mg Ativan: 1mg 3x/day Lamictal: 50 mg Haldol: 5mg 2x/day Cogentin: 1mg 2x/day Latuda: 80mg Trazadone: 100mg Ambien: 5mg I know that that it's a lot of meds that I'm taking, but they work so well for me! As far as Vyvanse and Evekeo. Not always the best option, but I still need to take them until I find something better to take. I also received a final diagnosis: Schizoaffective Disorder with GAD and chronic insomnia. A doctor actually saw and understood that I have anxiety an immediately adjusted my meds. I always used to complain to my previous pdocs about my anxiety, but they never listened to me. Well, about time that someone else did! I am so much calmer and can think clearly without having extra voices in my head telling me nonsense. I don't really get anxious anymore cuz of my meds and I can sleep! Such a blessing. I hope all of this lasts without getting TD as my pdoc informed me about the long-term use of haldol. Since I know that, I'll ask my pdoc to test me in case they can pick up on any sign of TD before it can get worse. Thank you all for your support. It really helped! If you have any thoughts or opinions, definitely reply please. ?
  14. Mine said moderate. Just checked. But anything with moderate is questionable, such as my med combo. They're all moderate, lol.
  15. That's true. I might bring it up to my pdoc to keep me on Vyvanse for depression management. I have the Drugs.com app on my phone and used the interactions checker with Zyprexa and Cymbalta. Long story short, not a good idea. I can't say for all AD and AP mixtures, as I have not tried every AD, but I know now that Cymbalta and Zyprexa don't mix. However, I've been on Vyvanse and Zyprexa at the time and it seemed alright. It's just that Zyprexa overpowered Vyvanse more since I was such a high dose of Zyprexa. If I do decide to go through the big change of meds, I'll go on that mix to start. But I haven't gotten to the point of changing meds yet. It's all an idea for now. Just brainstorming for now and you seem to have enough experience, so thanks for that!
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