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squirmy

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  1. I have wondered this before, I started LSD at the age of fourteen and I can honestly say that I have not tripped on acid since I was eighteen or so but I was a marijuana smoker up until the drug test I take every time I go to my pain clinic to get my morphine and percocet for a major leg injury two years ago, anyway I'm a serious chess player and have won a tournament or two not bragging but only following your lead, I was diagnosed with schizoaffective bipolar type when I was in my mid thirty's and follow a strict medication regime including antipsychotic medication and I can seriously tell you that my chess game has suffered tremendously since I have been on antipsychotics and each year it gets worse but I am happier and more grounded with medication I'm not gleaming happiness but happier than having psychotic episodes and I am really torn because of this conundrum I give up a lot of intellect to stop my symptoms, but there is one thing you could try is therapy and cognitive behavior therapy, first and low dose AAP's but you do pay with intellect in taking these medications....
  2. to make a long story short my GP ran a testosterone and prolactin blood test on me and the findings made him request that I see a endocrinologist well these findings from the test alarmed him also he ran another test to confirm and my T level had dropped even further and my prolactin level had risen which he thought immediately for me to have an MRI on my pituitary gland which is at the base of the brain and is considered the master gland of the body and that imaging result was that I have a normally benign tumor on that gland, well at that time I was bat shit crazy because I had stopped all medication and he was completely aware that I had been on AAP's for ten years or so my drug is respiridone and he there was a good possibility that my drug had caused this brain tumor and since I had successfully stopped them at that time he put me on a dopamine agonist called cabergoline which tells your body to stop making prolactin and to start making testosterone to get to a proper balance for a male he also put me on testosterone replacement injections to help with more immediate problems such as osteoporosis well it turns out that I didn't make to far unmedicated so I went to my PDOC and told what I had found out tumor wise and the new drug I was on to stop hyperprolactoma the cabergoline well there were black box interactions with every AAP and that left me in a hell of a bind but I chose sanity over prolactin and went back on my meds and stopped the cabergoline and there was communication between my PDOC and my ENDOCRINOLOGIST well to rap this up my EDOC called the other day to tell me there was another drug I could go on to stop the hyperprolactinoma from the tumor and for me to not stop my T SHOTS called bromocrtiptine it will shrink the tumor and lower the prolactin level and raise my T level I'm so happy thanks for reading this..... it was a long story sorry I from the south.
  3. yea its been awhile good to be back been ok except for breaking my hip tearing the meniscus out of my left knee and four surgeries later I mowed the grass today and have stable until I decided to quit all my meds started with effexor next was respiridone then went lamictal next aderal and finally xanex went two months it was horrible crying spells electric zaps blurred vision, nausea and then after the withdrawal symptoms came my schizoaffective symptoms and then my bipolar symptoms I was in the delusion that I was normal from where i was stable so long anyway its good to be back..........thanks
  4. i switched to adderal a long time ago its more effective you build a tolerance to it fast so you have to back off a little every once in a while and then go back to normal dose
  5. I TAKE MY AAP' AT BED TIME IT REALLY HELPS ME TO ALLEVIATE THE GROGGY FEELING AND THE AAP STILL DO THEIR JOB DURING THE DAY HOPE YOU FEEL BETTER
  6. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO KICK EFFEXOR FOR YEARS AND FINALLY DID IT SWITCHED TO LEXAPRO I'M HAPPY IT WAS ONE OF THE ROUGHEST THINGS I HAVE EVER DONE,I WAS ABSOLUTELY SO SICK THAT I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE BUT I MADE IT. HAS ANYONE HAD PROBLEMS IN THIS AREA WITH ANY OTHER DRUGS ITS DEFINITELY CONSUMER BEWARE THESE DRUGS THEY HAND TO US WITHOUT TELLING US THE DOWNSIDE ITS AMAZING TO ME BUYER BEWARE
  7. Sorry I am always a little scattered after therapy what I was asking is simply this what long term value does therapy have when your schizophrenic if you have a relapse how is therapy going to help
  8. I went to therapy today and while I was sitting there spilling my guts and realizing that all this honesty wasn't free it will cost a day or two of feeling bad. When I made it back home I got thinking what I quit my meds would therapy help then or is helping more than I think and I would react less volatile and I'll recover faster, not that I want to find out anyway just a thought?????
  9. I take Adderall for negative symptoms and I have had only positive results I can say honestly that Adderall has changed life for the better the only problem I have with Adderall is tolerance builds the more you take it and thus you need more to help you with your symptoms if I were you I would at least try to see how your system handles it ,,,good luck
  10. Not since I switched to risperidone, but all other aap's and ap's yes I had a bad problem in all aspects of sex well not all aspects, you know what I mean.
  11. Sometimes my worst fear is when I'm not symptomatic I get ready for the next round of symptoms to arrive and they do, I only rate my symptoms by the last time because I cant remember the time before the last time so its always this time is not as bad as the last or worse than the last time I lose it.
  12. I was wondering because I sometimes wonder if I feel correctly if I sympathize correctly or may its all the meds I'm on idk
  13. is there a connection between being schizoaffective and a psychopath or a sociopath
  14. my tdoc told me what my dx is as quote from the pdoc I didnt have any test ran it was I guess related to my behavior if your wanting to know whether your MI is organic or inorganic I would much rather have an inorganic at least it is treatable, unlike organic which is most likely treatable and is serious damage to your brain.
  15. I just had this conversation with my pdoc over feeling lethargic practically the same symptoms you are having and he took me off of abilify and now i'm titrating latuda and hoping for the best he also put me on nuvigil and it really seems to help anyway talk to your pdoc oh yea I take lithium but only at night good luck
  16. I hear it all the time from the post to the chat room there delusional, suicidal in total depression in full mania and these people ask should I go to the ER when all along they know it's time to go to to the ER so my feelings on this is when you are in an episode just go to the ER. at one time I was on first name basis with the fine people at the ER my meds werent right and I was at a loss of what to do but finally my pdoc and the ER got it right well for now anyways so when in doubt go to the ER or contact your pdoc its really not worth taking a chance on...
  17. When I have one of my paranoid episodes such as the SWAT team is coming in my house its a repetative episode and I'll usually remember it for a couple of days but there's some stuff like the feeling that everyone is out to get me now that stays with me longer than all combined has any one else noticed this before..
  18. Got my Nuvigil today and glad of it I've heard alot of got about this drug and am looking foward to trying it out with my morning tea, and also I get fitted for my CPAP machine tomorrow all is well knock on wood...
  19. Did a doctor check you for restless leg syndrome I found out the klonipin I take is fo RLS maybe this will help.
  20. Maybe you need a sleep study done after you get a therapist or tdoc its a random occurance but a sleep study might find the problem.
  21. These are great ideals but I can tell you right now its not happening I am way to nice for honesty especially brutal honesty
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