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  1. Did a quick search and the only product I could find was the Biotene gel. So I'm probably going to order it! Thanks!
  2. Same issue....caused by clomipramine in my case. I haven't tried anything 'over the counter' yet . I don't want to take any more medication either. The xylimets look promising. Any other things I could try out? I already have my bottle of water with me, but drinking water is not really the solution.
  3. After holding a heavy bag my hand will start shaking. After a while it stops. I think the muscles get tired very easily. I had this already in the years that I didn't take any antidepressants. I think it did get worse with clomipramine....I have it when I'm a little nervous or when I lifted something heavy. Or when holding my digital SLR, which becomes quite heavy with the zoom lens screwed on. I think your meds can cause it but you should tell your pdoc.
  4. Yes, you could be right. I don't really mind the tiny bit of lactating, even if it is coming from the clomipramine. The reason why I think this is because in the morning -when I pinch and squeeze a little- there are drops coming out. I take my meds before bed. When I pinch my nips in the evening, there's almost no fluid. So maybe my prolactin level is rising during the night?
  5. How did the tapering go, @Echolocation? And did the lactating stop? Over here it still the same. And I'm still off risperidone. I think clomipramine is the culprit 😉
  6. I've had two sessions of EMDR, so far. The first consisted of about 4 of 6 rounds and the second session (a week later) was just 2 rounds. Although I am sure the therapist is a very skilled EMDR professional I'm wasn't entirly sure if he fully understands what my problem is about. And how it could be treated with EMDR. I don't have any acute fears or phobias and the OCD/obessive thought that is bothering me does not create any tension with me. You could say that I'm used to having the thought in my mind. Still, it's very annoying and frustrating and I feel sad that I think 'it' so much. According to my therapist it works best for intrusive images or memories that are terrifying and make you feel tense and physically uncomfortable. I don't have that with my intrusive thought.... The therapist didn't propose more sessions (in part because he was going on holiday). I got this feeling/idea that he didn't really know how to work with OCD or non-traumatic feeling or fears.
  7. How did your appointment go? What did you decide to do with the risperidone? I myself am still lactating tiny drops (and only when pinching the nips). I've been off risperidone for a week now and I wonder how long it will take for my prolactin to reach a normal level. Somehow I suspect not only risperidone, but also clomipramine (of which I'm taking a moderate dose of 150 mg). Maybe the combination of these was contributing to higher prolactin.
  8. I was thinking about risperidone, but I see you've already been on that med. What dose did you take? 1 mg or lower generally doesn't give you much side effects.
  9. I would love that, a quiet brain. Not so much thinking 'it' but just doing things (working, writing, eating, etc) without the intrusive thought(s) would be so nice! By 'it' I mean my intrusive unwanted thought. I developed an obsession with getting rid of that thought. It's similar to Pure O but doesn't involve different obsessions. In psychology it is called 'ironic process theory' or 'the white bear problem'.
  10. No I don't think I've accepted it. My depression is directly coming from my intrusive thought and because this thought comes and goes (it can go away for a while, but it will always come back) I still have hope somewhere that I can beat it forever. I've been trying this for the last 3 years with some success, but I've failed a lot of times. I know it is possible with medication and the right form of therapy, but I have not found a therapist who truly understands my issue. Most of them want me to acknowledge that I have Pure O and they want to treat it like Pure O. Medication wise I had good results in the past and because I was in remission for such a long time I just refuse to accept it and stop looking for a cure. MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) has only made it worse. Especially the meditations, they have never helped me. According to psychologists this form of therapy is one of the best ways to deal with intrusive thoughts. That could be, but as soon as I close my eyes, the 'white bear' takes over and I think my unwanted thought constantly. I can see why Acceptance & Commitment Therarpy can help people with obsessive thoughts. I had high hopes because in theory it is suppose to work. The harder I work, the less I accept the thought. So I stopped with working on it and that seems to work better than doing meditation exercises.
  11. My pdoc didn't really had any useful advice for me. She could understand that I felt uncomfortable and said it was no problem to go off. She was a little surprised about this side effect because I was only taking 1 mg (and 1,5 mg or 2x 1 mg PRN). I was already taking 0.50 for a few days so I will contine with 0.50 mg for a week and then stop. I might try another AAP, probably low dose aripiprazole.
  12. I'm seeing my pdoc this afternoon. No idea what she will advise. Maybe she can tell me about other health risks of high prolactin (although I suppose my levels aren't that high). My period should be starting right about today and I see no sigh of that either. Maybe that means risperidone is messing around with my hormones .... I still lactate a little bit; I have to squeeze to get one of two drops, so it's not leaking. I don't like the sensitivity and my husbands says my breasts look fuller. It's not a big problem, but I don't think risperidone is helping me with my intrusive thought either, so I see no point in staying on it.
  13. Aaargh, this happened to me too! Yesterday morning I was kind of curious, so I squeezed a little and I only saw a little bit of clear fluid. In the evening I pinched the right one and there it was! It was just one drop, but it was disconcerting. I'm on 1 mg of risperidone before bed but occasionally I take 1.5 mg of 2 mg (before bed and in the morning). Not sure what to do though. At first I thought risperidone was helping me but lately I'm losing more hair, my libido is almost non existent and it's making me sleepy during car rides (of course that is when I'm the passenger). I'm still having way too much intrusive thoughts ( 'white bear problems') and I'm not liking the lactating thing..... What did you do? Did you continue with 0.75 mg?
  14. Well, pdoc is a little bit more cooperative. I was having a hard time during our talk this wednesday, couldn't stop crying....I'll see her again next week to talk more about switching meds. Is there anything to say for switching to aripiprazole or another anti-psychotic? We're also increasing the clomipramine again to see if I can tolerate the side effects this time).
  15. Yes....my pdoc doesn't think outside the box that much. Although she's giving me some more freedom lately with dosing with both of my meds. I'm seeing her tomorrow and will ask her about other options, because 1 mg of risperidone and 100 mg of clomipramine just isn't helping enough. But maybe medication doesn't help at all with my kind of issue.
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