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Countering the idiotification side-effect of antipsychotics

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- Fri, 23 Nov 2018 13:40:16 EST Ygv50sxR No.132017
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If a robot forced you to take quetiapine, what would you do counter the dumb, slow, groggy side-effects?

I'm thinking coffee and/or weed?
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Frederick Girryhotch - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 17:06:16 EST TgYrC4Fg No.132018 Reply
get good at pretending to take it while not actually taking it
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Isabella Dindleham - Fri, 23 Nov 2018 18:46:03 EST 4fcQM5gC No.132019 Reply
>>132018
The robot part was hypothetical. I have the privilege to choose what I ingest
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Archie Dartfuck - Sat, 24 Nov 2018 20:11:20 EST yKvfPvy+ No.132022 Reply
>>132020
Maybe he wants to but just doesn't like the side effects
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Cyril Cluckleneck - Sat, 24 Nov 2018 20:13:46 EST BD3yOPpz No.132023 Reply
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What's the diagnosis? Maybe you could only take it when you're having symptoms? I think that would be hard if it's for bipolar because you don't always know when you're manic or depressed. If it's for schizophrenia I'm not so sure; do patients have hallucinations every day? If you have good days and more challenging days, couldn't you just take it on the challenging ones?

Sorry I can't be more help. I have experience with depression, anxiety, and addiction (and lots of treatment for those) and I know people with personality disorders so I know a little bit. If you were prescribed quetiapine it was for a reason and it'll help in the long run. So probably don't stop taking it completely.
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Frederick Goodville - Sat, 24 Nov 2018 21:52:47 EST 1cYhbdII No.132024 Reply
>>132017
What's your illness is definitely going to help answer that. I have schizophrenia and tolerate my medication (lurasidone) very well. Have a degree, a gf, and a job. My main issue is anhedonia - stuff like caffeine and kratom help that. I'm also basically precluded from taking a lot of drugs - stims, weed, and psychs are a no go.

I will say that a big issue beyond whether or not the drug helps you with whatever symptoms or issues you may be having is how you tolerate the drug. Prescribing anti-psychotics to a patient can be a sort of throwing darts at a board with your eyes closed kind of thing. There may be some medications that don't give you those side effects, as is the case with me and Latuda.
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Charlotte Duffingpug - Sun, 25 Nov 2018 18:09:40 EST 8OXPfiEb No.132027 Reply
>>132024
Your life is a lie. If it weren't for your medication everybody would leave you.
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Priscilla Gidgenot - Mon, 26 Nov 2018 03:48:52 EST ijZ//lgp No.132031 Reply
>>132027
Jeeze man, one of the rules is smoke more, chill out.

People have issues and if they've realized them and are willing to talk about them to help other folks, you have no place to be a dick.
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Basil Dashkine - Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:33:07 EST s8pArEzi No.132039 Reply
>>132017
Well, I have been taking risperidone for a half year now. Coffee is a little bit useful but best way counter them is to wait. Most of the slowness is gone now, although I should add that I have to take only 1.5 mg and from what I heard normally the daily dose is higher. Obviously I have never tried weed since I got my diagnosis for schizoaffective.
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George Commerfoot - Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:01:23 EST AqvDaEfd No.132040 Reply
>>132023
The initial diagnosis was opioid withdrawal. Quetiapine helped me alot with that but now I have a shitton extra because I'm not in withdrawal anymore.
(I also have chronic insomnia, but I try to treat that mostly with cognitive behavioral therapy and sometimes whatever downers I get my hands on.)

After making this thread I ended up following >>132020 advice. Quetiapine just is that awful. Still I don't want to throw it away because the insomnia comes in waves, and one day it will be so bad that I will resort to the quetiapine.
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Nigel Bipperman - Fri, 30 Nov 2018 01:04:20 EST TgYrC4Fg No.132043 Reply
>>132040
I'm glad you took my advice, and I totally agree with you on the keeping it around thing. Use it as a tool when necessary but by god whatever you do don't become dependent on that horrible chemical
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Hamilton Danderway - Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:19:51 EST tojIrC+l No.132106 Reply
>>132024
woah someone else on the internet who takes latuda for schizophrenia. same hat

but yeah i also had the same issue with anhedonia on it, but i mainly stopped taking it because it was fucking up my stomach lining pretty badly
still havent found a good replacement for it rip
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William Necklekirk - Tue, 26 Feb 2019 11:55:17 EST LC62MxHx No.132108 Reply
>>132024
Kratom has been my savior for some months now, but now my basket is empty save for quetiapine.

So I just tried snorting like 10mg of quetiapine for some manic minor w/d. It's quite lovely, no wonder prison inmates score quetiapine prescriptions. Safe to say, 10mg is nicer than the 25mg pill which is WAY too strong for my off-label use.
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Lydia Goddlesene - Wed, 27 Feb 2019 09:15:56 EST 3m3kqHMF No.132110 Reply
>>132017
>counter the dumb, slow, groggy side-effects
>Weed

Fuxking lol
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Shitting Gunnerkitch - Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:30:54 EST 1cYhbdII No.132128 Reply
>>132027
I'm pretty well off and successful right now since posting that reply. The high salary, the girlfriend, and an incredible comfortable life both financially and emotionally feels good to me. And you're right - if it weren't for the medication I'd have none of it. But I do have the medication and I do have all of it.
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John Sobbermerk - Sun, 10 Mar 2019 21:34:41 EST W+oC1aUy No.132129 Reply
I'm prescribed 200mg of quetiapine a day for bipolar and insomnia, besides my SSRI, valproate and alprazolam. They are taking away my alprazolam slowly, now i'm a the laughable kiddie dose of 1mg/day. I don't take any of my mediaction regularly, just when needed. Alprazolam helps but the risk of me switching to full-on junkie mode with it and start drinking again is always there, so i handle it very carefully. Quetiapine is a shit drug, it takes away your sould and leaves you as a droid. Same with SSRI's, or at least the three i tried (escitalopram, venlafaxine(well it's actually an SNRI but it's almost the same), paroxetine). All of this shit makes me just as addicted as any "hard drug" like benzos, and they all lose their effects due to tolerance after 2-3 months, and leave you feeling like just as bad as before, only addicted to a few more chemicals. They are SHIT, not help, shit.
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Walter Blackwill - Mon, 11 Mar 2019 02:39:45 EST ZN11u+84 No.132130 Reply
>>132129
PRL-8-53. It might just get you off all of that shit.
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Nigel Claydock - Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:15:51 EST NqIOW3QY No.132141 Reply
Nothing actually. Seriously I think it's the one drug I ever ingested that can't be overridden. Unless you have like a manic episode or something prepare to sleep for 12 hours. That's the kind of shit they give to people having violent psychotic reactions. It actually cancels the effects of speed.
>>132040
Lol why the fuck did they give you that for opiate detox? It's literally for manic depressives, psychotics, schizophrenics, and last line treatment resistant insomnia. I want to say whoever have you that is a reckless fucking idiot but then again I'd imagine it's the one thing you could give an addict that won't make them high addicted and will knock them out for most of a weekend instead of panic attacks and shaking. I still think it's pretty retarded though. That's one of the heaviest duty drugs you can get. It just also happens to not get anyone high so I guess no one gives a shit as long as you don't enjoy anything.

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