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the maze runner

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  1. I am put on methylphenidate 10mg morning 10 mg afternoon. I get amazing euphoria right about some time after my afternoon dose but it subsides and gives way to a rather dull/boring evening. I am going to request my doc to add one more. In case he doesn't agree what else can I request which will make my evenings more bearable.
  2. I'm facing terrible stress at work and I want to know what is the best non memory or cognition affecting way of dealing with the stress.
  3. I believe I do well on trihexyphenidyl but have forgetfulness issues which i mentioned to my doc so he prescribed 2.5 mg of Donepezil. Is it possible for 2.5 mg donepezil to counter the side effects of trihexyphenidyl.
  4. I occasionally have some mood disturbance so was thinking of popping one of these but was worried about cognitive effects.
  5. Does divalproex sodium cause severe cognitive issues or even mild ones. When used as an anti manic(500mg per day)
  6. I am prescribed THP for side effects of antipsychotics. But it gives me memory issues. Is there any alternative?
  7. Yes memantine is very good. I found that it made my emotions artififcial so I quit it. Modafinil is good. Methylphenidate is good. In peculiar ways donepezil is also good.
  8. I'm feeling a bit better and the reason is methylphenidate

    1. Blahblah

      Blahblah

      Great news, I hope it keeps helping you. What dose are you on?

    2. the maze runner

      the maze runner

      Thanks. I take 20mg in a day divided into two doses

  9. Don't take high doses of risperidone. It will make you anhedonic and robotic.
  10. Yes feeling better after doc increased clozapine and pristiq

    1. Wonderful.Cheese

      Wonderful.Cheese

      Glad to hear you are feeling better!

    2. jarn

      jarn

      That's great news!

  11. Wonderful Cheese, I think you should really talk to your pdoc and ask about clozapine. It's high time. I was similarly messed up when I was on Zyprexa. I hear in the US it is treated as a last line of attack against psychosis but my own doc gives it out quite liberally. My doc is luckily an absolutely brilliant doctor and he is very aggressive against mental illness of any kind be it depression bipolar or psychosis. I wish your pdoc would wake up and treat you similarly and with seriousness. EDIT:-Don't take anything I said the wrong way. If anything disturbs you just ignore it. I am just trying to help.
  12. Remember that after all, it is an FDA approved drug so there's no reason to think it will harm you.
  13. @Iceberg I have psychosis or paranoid schizophrenia and he thinks that Seroquel will just not be enough. @MiaB it's funny to use the word recreational for an antipsychotic but when I took 300mg I did indeed get recreational effects.
  14. My doc says it's too mild to be of any use to me. I was once put on it by another hospital and I remember it being quite pleasant.
  15. I know why I have this cognitive deficit but I have never been able to convince anyone of it. When my second hospitalization happened I was given 6mg of risperidone per day. That caused me to become a zombie and it destroyed my brain. I believe the effects are there to this very day. It is this thing that I am trying to overcome to this day. I read somewhere that there is something called 'neuroleptic induced deficit syndrome'. I think that is what happened to me.
  16. Yes I am always in this struggle to improve cognition but avoiding damaging effects. I am also on Ritalin for the very same reason improved cognition. However, that is luckily so far not interfering with my mental balance. I have given up the idea of modafinil as that truly unbalances me. I have been in a hospital about 4 times. 3 times at home and once in the US where I was attending grad school. My initial psychotic break was due to grad school and not having any kind of funding. I have also been through ECT. I have noticed that some of the very same things that unbalance me often lead to improved cognition but I am now also beginning to realize that having sanity is worth sacrificing a bit in the way of cognition.
  17. I was on it for 10 years. It made me ok. Now I have changed to clozapine and I find clozapine even more rewarding. But those days on Zyprexa I have fond memories of.
  18. I requested to be put on it. I have a suspicion that I have poor cognition and it was to help with that. However, I must mention that my doc did indeed warn me that I will develop psychosis.
  19. Is it possible to develop psychotic features after use of donepezil. I'm blaming it for the decline in my mood. It definitely gives me a cognitive boost but I am wondering if that is the reason why I am having so much dysphoria. Prior to starting this my mood was fine.
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