Swamp56 Posted December 11, 2009 Share Posted December 11, 2009 I've gone off my medications about 4 times in under a year. Almost every single time that I did that, my symptoms started resurfacing (paranoid ideation, paranoid delusions, and sometimes hallucinations). To this day, I still have trouble understanding that there's something wrong. This has subsequently led me to stop my medications. I know a lot about psychotic disorders, but that still doesn't shield me from the inevitable anosognosia that a huge portion of people with psychosis have . I essentially have 2 options; stay on my current tablet form of a neuroleptic, or switch to a depot injection form of a neuroleptic. The issue is that I would have to switch antipsychotic medication, which is not the...most favorable thing (possible risk of relapse). My counselor told me that she thinks it's a good idea to do this. Has anyone had experience with depot injections? If so, how was it? Advantages - Can't stop medication - Only given 1-2 times per month; no more forgetting - Can be increased if necessary by injecting more Disadvantages - If I have a reaction, I have to wait until the injection runs out of strength - Constant doctor visits over breaks (the campus will do depot injections while I'm in school) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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