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I had my first appointment with my psychiatrist in June.  I was prescribed anti psychotics at the first appointment.  I attend roughly 4-6 weeks.  I stopped taking hte meds because of the side effects and now on my third anti psychotic.  I was told by the psychiatrist to not stop these and if I get side effects, to cut down, don't stop.  I have had several anti depressants, but had bad side effects to them.

I asked what I was being treat for and why I was taking the medication and he told me psychosis.  This is all I have been told.

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It's shitty when they dump a diagnosis like that on you and don't explain it very well. I feel sorry that you are having to go through this. I suffer from pyschosis and it is icky, anytime you want to vent or ask questions you can pm me or whatever.

These are two reputable sites that may fill you in a bit:

http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Booklet...Experiences.htm

http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Booklet...sense/antip.htm

I also like http://www.mind.org.uk/Information/Booklet...sense/antip.htm for info on pyschotic experiences by other sufferers, most if whom have schizophrenia, don't let that put you off.

You can recover from pyschosis and have a very meaningful life. Don't let the fear take away your sense of self and purpose.

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Psychosis is kind of a vague diagnosis, maybe he/she meant Psychosis NOS. If you've just recently started having psychotic symptoms it takes awhile for pdocs to decide what illness is causing them. I had to have psychotic symptoms for at least 6 months before I was finally diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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I had awful side effects with Risperidone.  Insomnia, shakes and my skin was crawling.  I did go to my GP in bewteen pdoc appointments and told him that I had stopped taking them.

I'm still having problem with taking this.  Strange hallucinations.  I don't want to go into details as I'm having paranoid thoughts of people I know watching me and checking up on me.

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How is that going for you? Are you still having the psychotic problems? It is really good that you're posting, one of the worst things about psychosis (in my humble experience) is that it drowns out the inside world because the tricks our mind plays on us take over. So the fact that you're posting and recahing out is a really positive sign of being in control. Keep at it! If you're still having the problem always contact your pdoc as soon as you can, it helps to chase things off at the beginning before it gets worse.

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