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Four Cases of Psychoses Suffering from Akathisia and Psychotic Symptoms Effectively Treated with Sanou-shashin-to


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In Japan, 2010




"Four patients suffering from akathisia and psychotic symptoms were remarkably improved with Sanou-shashin-to. The first case was a 49-year-old woman with atypical psychosis. The other cases were from twenties to thirties years old women with schizophrenia. All cases were “Jitsu sho” and had constipation. San'o-shashin-to 6.0g (EK-13) a day was administered in all cases and Toukaku-joki-to 7.5g (TJ-61) a day was prescribed in the first case and in the fourth case. In several days, the chief complaint “I can't stand still.” almost disappeared.
These cases suggest that San'o-shashin-to involved Rhei Rhizoma (Rhubarb) may be effective for the treatment of akathisia associated with schizophrenia and atypical psychosis and the total dose was decreased by its use because Rhubarb has psychotropic effects and cathartic action."

2009: Cancer hospital said I had adjustment disorder because I thought they were doing it wrong. Their headshrinker prescribed Effexor, and my life set on a new course. I didn't know what was ahead, like a passenger on Disneyland's Matterhorn, smiling and waving as it climbs...clink, clink, clink.

2010: Post surgical accidental Effexor discontinuation by nurses, masked by intravenous Dilaudid. (The car is balanced at the top of the track.) I get home, pop a Vicodin, and ...

Whooosh...down, down, down, down, down...goes the trajectory of my life, up goes my mood and tendency to think everything is a good idea.
2012: After the bipolar jig was up, now a walking bag of unrelated symptoms, I went crazy on Daytrana (the Ritalin skin patch by Noven), because ADHD was a perfect fit for a bag of unrelated symptoms. I was prescribed Effexor for the nervousness of it, and things got neurological. An EEG showed enough activity to warrant an epilepsy diagnosis rather than non-epileptic ("psychogenic") seizures.

:o 2013-2014: Quit everything and got worse. I probably went through DAWS: dopamine agonist withdrawal syndrome. I drank to not feel, but I felt a lot: dread, fear, regret, grief: an utter sense of total loss of everything worth breathing about, for almost two years.

I was not suicidal but I wanted to be dead, at least dead to the experience of my own brain and body.

2015: I  began to recover after adding virgin coconut oil and organic grass-fed fed butter to a cup of instant coffee in the morning.

I did it hoping for mental acuity and better memory. After ten days of that, I was much better, mood-wise. Approximately neutral.

And, I experienced drowsiness. I could sleep. Not exactly happy, I did 30 days on Wellbutrin, because it had done me no harm in the past. 

I don't have the DAWS mood or state of mind. It never feel like doing anything if it means standing up.

In fact, I don't especially like moving. I'm a brain with a beanbag body.   :unsure:

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