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Hey guys it’s my bday today i turned 22. Last summer a lot happened I was kicked out from my parents and then I got an apt but was shortly kicked out of there and on the streets. Being homeless I didn’t feel safe to sleep I’d rarely eat. And In 2 weeks I went into psychosis due to lack of sleep. The psychosis was really bad but after being in the hospital and eating and sleeping right I was back to normal. Doctors insisted I was schizoaffective so they put me on haldol shots. Worse decision I have made in my life I was just scared to not get psychosis again but I believe anyone that doesn’t sleep for 2 weeks and is in extreme amount of stress can get psychosis. I’ve had pyschosis before in my life 2 times prior and they were both cause I wasn’t sleeping and eating and high stress and anxiety.

 

Anyways regardless of I’m schizoaffective or not. The medication was so unfair. I did not know what was to come. I shoulda stopped the shots a long time ago but I took 8 shots I don’t know the dosage. I’m 6 months off.

 

i feel no emotion.

i feel no joy.

music sucks.

substances don’t work like weed tea alchohol,

I don’t feel much seratonin

i don’t feel any dopamine I get slight pleasure from sex and food but not showers video games tv hanging out Nothing

 

does anyone really recover from Haldol is it just too strong of a dopamine blocker to ever come back from it.

 

the most concerning thing is weed doesn’t work it’s like smoking air if I take 1 month break I’ll get a vision change but no good feelings.

 

on the first 3/4 months weed sorta worked still after 4 shots it’s just completely blocked will it be like this forever? In another post I heard someone saying in 2 years off the shot they still can’t feel recreational drugs.

 

besides the drugs I wanna be happy I’ve been happy without weed before this is totally different it feels like I have no soul.

 

i have no motivation I don’t care about working school or making money on the side either

 

I’m seeing a neuropsychologist and hopefully get some answers my doctor and psychiatrist don’t give 2 shits.

 

ive attempted my life more this year then I have in my entire existence I wasn’t always perfect but atleast before I could feel my emotions and smoke weed if it got that bad. 
 

I have no escape now excersize does not do anything supplements don’t help herbal tea doesn’t work anymore this is all bs

 

seriously the guy on here talking about haldol LAPD said there was someone 2 years off and can’t feel substances? I know I shouldn’t be seeking substances but it’s so hard when u feel ahedonia and suicidal thoughts everyday I don’t feel human anymore

 

Is there any recovery stories on haldol? I wish I could be one but I don’t think I can make it this long feeling like this it’s horrible everything I once loved is stripped away. I feel horrible everyday 

anyone have any hope any links anything. I know people have recovered from invega and risperidone but i know haldol is 50-100x stronger then Thorazine. 
 

my biggest question is will I ever be able to feel weed again? 
 

i just miss smoking enjoying music being motivated working going to school everything was fine before these shots now I’m ***** for life. I was thinking maybe I’d recover in 1.5 years cause I’m 6 months off now. But if I can’t feel weed in 1.5 years that’s not recovery my dopamine receptors would still be ***** up. I don’t want to Just get used to this I want my old self back if that’s not possible I don’t think I can do this anymore. 

 

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Gridley

Welcome to SurvivingAntidepressants, Haze.  Congratulations on being 6 months off Haldol.  

 

I am sorry that you are feeling so desperate. If you are feeling suicidal, you need to seek out local help, and speak to someone trained in dealing with this.  Are there any groups locally that you can access?  See:  for-those-who-are-feeling-desperate-or-suicidal

 

Below is a link to recovery stories from antipsychotics, including Haldol, that show that there is hope.  Our experience here is that we all do recover eventually.  It may take 1.5 years, it may take longer.  You are young.  Please hold on and give your brain the time it needs to heal.

Antipsychotic survivors? Interested in your stories - Success ...

This is your Introduction topic, where you can ask questions and connect with other members.  We're glad you found your way here.

 


Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .3mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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Haze

Thank you I’ll be checking out the recovery stories

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Haze

I didn’t find anything on haldol in that thread espically the shots well I’m ***** for life and no one even cares to reply to this thread 

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If you use the site search function with the key word "haldol" you will get twelve (12) pages of entries talking about it. So there is information available.

 

The lack of emotions that you are having is one of the most common side effects of these drugs. They don't work by making us feel good, they work by making us feel nothing.

 

Gridley replied to your thread just yesterday, and I've replied less than a day later. People are paying attention, but we can't reply within a few minutes of someone posting.

 

We have very good success of helping people get off of these drugs and back to their normal lives, so there is every hope for your recovery.  It is a long slow process that can be very frustrating at times, but it does work.

 

What we need to start with is a daily symptom log. What you are feeling and when, what you eat and any medications/drugs you take, when and how much. this will help us sort out what is going on and come up with a plan to help.


20 years on Paxil starting at 20mg and working up to 40mg. Sept 2011 started 10% every 6 weeks taper (2.5% every week for 4 weeks then hold for 2 additional weeks), currently at 7.9mg. Oct 2011 CTed 15oz vodka a night, to only drinking 2 beers most nights, totally sober Feb 2013.

Since I wrote this I have continued to decrease my dose by 10% every 6 weeks (2.5% every week for 4 weeks and then hold for an additional 2 weeks). I added in an extra 6 week hold when I hit 10mg to let things settle out even more. When I hit 3mgpw it became hard to split the drop into 4 parts so I switched to dropping 1mgpw (pill weight) every week for 3 weeks and then holding for another 3 weeks.  The 3 + 3 schedule turned out to be too harsh so I cut back to dropping 1mgpw every 4 weeks which is working better.

Current dose 0.000mg 04-15-2017

 

"It's also important not to become angry, no matter how difficult life is, because you can loose all hope if you can't laugh at yourself and at life in general."  Stephen Hawking

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Gridley
4 hours ago, Haze said:

I didn’t find anything on haldol in that thread espically the shots

Happy2Heal says in the thread that she was forced to take Haldol for many months while an inpatient a state hospital. (I don't know whether she was on the pills or shots.)  She has been on many, many other drugs over the years and made great progress toward healing.  I'm hoping you can take some encouragement from her victory statement below.

 

Happy2Heal  my Victory statement

Edited by Gridley

Gridley Introduction

 

Lexapro 20 mg since 2004.  Begin Brassmonkey Slide Taper Jan. 2017.   

End 2017 year 1 of taper at 9.25mg 

End 2018 year 2 of taper at 4.1mg

End 2019 year 3 of taper at 1.0mg  

Oct. 30, 2020  Jump to zero from 0.025mg.  Current dose: 0.000mg

3 year, 10 month taper is 100% complete.

 

Lorazepam 1 mg 1986-1991 CT, resumed a few months later. CT 2000.  1 mg 2011-2016.  Sept, 2016 increased to 0.5 X 3 in split dose. Sept. 2019 increased to 0.625 X 3 after crossover to new brand

 

Imipramine 75 mg daily since 1986.  Jan. 2016 began every 3-weeks 10% taper, down to 15mg.  Aug 2016, discovered SA, updosed to 25mg and holding.  Taper is 66% complete.  

  

Supplements: omega, vitamins E and D3, magnesium glycinate, probiotic, melatonin .3mg


I am not a medical professional and this is not medical advice, but simply information based on my own experience, as well as other members who have survived these drugs.

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9 hours ago, brassmonkey said:

What we need to start with is a daily symptom log. What you are feeling and when, what you eat and any medications/drugs you take, when and how much. this will help us sort out what is going on and come up with a plan to help.

 

This post explains what is required:

 

 


REMINDER TO SELF:

I don't need the drug now, but my still brain does.

ADs:  25 years - 1 unknown, Prozac (caused muscle weakness), Zoloft/sertraline; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after)

Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (mild Serotonin Toxicity)

Began tapering Oct 2015  Current from 17 Oct 2020:  Pristiq 0.56 mg (compounded + liquid)

My tapering program

My Intro (goes to my tapering graph)

My website - includes my brief history + links to videos & information on the web

PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions.

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Haze

Sorry for complaining that no one was replying. This site is very supportive. Is a symptom log what i need?

 

Ahedonia ( my biggest symptom everything is so dull now all my passions hobbies are gone)

Depression (cant feel the intensity of it but i check yes for all the symptoms)

suicidal ideation (been going away but does come back)

 

I'm not going to lie i eat like ****. Wings fast food burgers gyros etc

 

I don't take any medications

 

I sometimes take these supplements

ST.johns wort

probiotics for my gut health so i can make more seratonin

L-tyrosine

fish oil

 

 

 

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Altostrata

How long have you been off Haldol? How long was your shot good for?

 

How's your sleep?

 

We're systematic here. More paperwork for you: To help us out, follow these instructions Please put your drug and withdrawal history in your signature You may need to use a computer to do this.


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Haze

In 7ish days it’ll be my 7 month off. My sleep is trash some nights I don’t sleep at all some nights I sleep till 7 pm the next day with constant waking up. I feel like I lost my ability to get sleepy I force myself to sleep and I never wanna wake up so every time I wake up I force myself back to sleep

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Zharul

chill bra, im same sick with u too im still survive , my family support me. i dont work , and just play computer games all time


July 2017 - 3 shots = one of them haloperidol and only olanzapine 20mg  for 2 weeks , weight gained 

 

August 2017- waiting recovery from haloperidol , drug tapper 10mg ,weight gained , weak muscle

 

September 2017- drugs tapper 5mg weight gained , weak muscle

 

October 2017 - drugs free , no improvment from haldol   , weight gained , weak muscle

 

November 2017 - waiting haldol recovery since , weight gained , weak muscle

 

 

 

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Maybe our biggest problem is to find cure on how to remove side effect from injections?


July 2017 - 3 shots = one of them haloperidol and only olanzapine 20mg  for 2 weeks , weight gained 

 

August 2017- waiting recovery from haloperidol , drug tapper 10mg ,weight gained , weak muscle

 

September 2017- drugs tapper 5mg weight gained , weak muscle

 

October 2017 - drugs free , no improvment from haldol   , weight gained , weak muscle

 

November 2017 - waiting haldol recovery since , weight gained , weak muscle

 

 

 

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