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Laura

Hi schizor, i got the same from an AD and i lost my bf. I told him this is not me and i had to go off the pills. He didnt wait for me to recover and now im in hell from withdrawal and losing him. The only thing that gives me power is that if he really loved me he would still be with me. U dont leave someone u love in a dark hour. Anyway, im trying to say for thr last almosy half year i lost my self too. I hope i ll find it back.

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schizor

update:started taking some fish oil but  I have no improvement at all, I cant focus, cant read even long posts and sometimes I hit myself in the ******* head just to feel something

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celexahell

update:started taking some fish oil but I have no improvement at all, I cant focus, cant read even long posts and sometimes I hit myself in the ******* head just to feel something

Exactly the same for me. Do you have sex side effects too? If not at least consider yourself lucky for that.

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schizor

I dont know celexahell, what girl will ever find interest in a retard with an amputated spirit even if such a girl exist i dont think I will be attracted to her even if she was the most beautiful model there is, I wouldnt even notice her. I lack desire for relationships, I lack empathy,I dont care about anything anymore, there a freaking ants crawling on the floor,because I dont clean my room anymore, I just dont care.  

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celexahell

I dont know celexahell, what girl will ever find interest in a retard with an amputated spirit even if such a girl exist i dont think I will be attracted to her even if she was the most beautiful model there is, I wouldnt even notice her. I lack desire for relationships, I lack empathy,I dont care about anything anymore, there a freaking ants crawling on the floor,because I dont clean my room anymore, I just dont care.  

 

Trust me, I completely understand. I feel like my life is completely over. Everything seems completely pointless.   But if you still can get horny though like a normal person, consider yourself very lucky for that.   Sexuality was a huge part of my life and it's been stolen from me.  I can still perform but it feels robotic.  

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NoMeaning25

I can totally relate....

 

Hope it gets better

 

I dont know celexahell, what girl will ever find interest in a retard with an amputated spirit even if such a girl exist i dont think I will be attracted to her even if she was the most beautiful model there is, I wouldnt even notice her. I lack desire for relationships, I lack empathy,I dont care about anything anymore, there a freaking ants crawling on the floor,because I dont clean my room anymore, I just dont care.  

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Altostrata

The two of you are doing a great job of making each other feel terrible.

 

This is the way I look at it: You can't tell the future. Either you recover or you don't. Since there are only 2 outcomes, each is 50% probable. (In reality, far, far more people recover than don't.)

 

So you can sink yourself into contemplation of the worst outcome or you can strengthen your recovery by thinking about a good outcome. Either way, you're right. In fact, the more you brood, the more you create obstacles to your recovery -- but that's your choice and you can make it if you wish.

 

celexahell, since you're having windows and are clearly gradually improving despite yourself, the negative support you're giving schizor seems kind of mean to me.

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schizor

OliviaS you are 2 years off and you still feel like this? No improvement at all?

EDIT: sorry I forgot we talked before, my memory is really poor

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dalsaan

Schizor

 

The fish oil not a quick fix, you have only just started it. Give it time

 

Dalsaan

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Jemima

Schizor,

 

You've only been off the drugs completely for four or so months. You are now going through the very worst part of withdrawal.

 

Please don't compare yourself to others. Everyone's experience with antidepressant withdrawal is different, although with a lot of symptoms in common. Some people will have an easier time than you, some worse, and some will simply complain more than others even though their experience may not be as painful. Antidepressant withdrawal is truly a new frontier where only a few people have knowledge, and even that isn't extensive enough to say how quickly any individual will recover.

 

As Alto said above, it's best for you to assume that you'll recover completely and to focus on the positive things that happen.

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alex

Ok, keep looking and feeding yourself with negative scary stuff.

You are becoming the worst enemy and biggest obstacle for you recovery.....

Me, on the other hand I am doing much better.I sang in front of a large audience today.It was a huge success

But in order to do this I've been struggling and fighting for 2 years now.

But as Alto says, it is your choice to be on the loosers side or on the winners side.

Good news is though, thay your resilient body will keep healing no matter what.

Even if you don't help much... :(

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alex

 

Ok, keep looking and feeding yourself with negative scary stuff.

You are becoming the worst enemy and biggest obstacle for your recovery.....

Me, on the other hand I am doing much better.I sang in front of a large audience today.It was a huge success

But in order to do this I've been struggling and fighting for 2 years now.

But as Alto says, it is your choice to be on the loosers side or on the winners side.

Good news is thay your resilient body will keep healing no matter what.

Even if you don't help much... :(

 

 

"Each thought that you have, creates your future.Think positive"

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Altostrata

Adam Lanza taking Fanapt may be an unfounded rumor.

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dalsaan

Hi Schizor

 

How are you going?

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schizor

I have no improvement dalsaan no emotions and I feel pleasusre only when I eat.

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Rhiannon

Actually the fact that you feel pleasure when you eat is a good sign, believe it or not.

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alex

Actually the fact that you feel pleasure when you eat is a good sign, believe it or not.

 

ABSOLUTELY.

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Petunia

Actually the fact that you feel pleasure when you eat is a good sign, believe it or not.

 

Yes, I also agree with this.  Being able to experience pleasure associated with something is evidence that you are still capable of experiencing pleasure.  I'm not able to feel pleasure regularly from anything yet.

 

Perhaps you could use this to increase the quality and enjoyment in your life.  I don't mean by eating all the time, because that will cause more problems, but by allowing yourself to have small amounts of your favorite foods on a regular basis and really letting yourself enjoy them.

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NoMeaning25

I agree too. Yes i am 2 years off with almost 0 improvements, but there is no way you can compare to me.

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schizor

I agree too. Yes i am 2 years off with almost 0 improvements, but there is no way you can compare to me.

Why is there no way I can compare to you? I mean I was loaded with big amounts off an antipsychotic and then doctors told me to quit them cold-turkey which I believe causes big damage to the frontal lobe of the brain

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NoMeaning25

Firstly - I didn't take anti psychotics. I took SSRI's for 4 years - No ways is this comparable to you

Secondly - I had a severe adverse reaction - You didn't

Thirdly - I was on birth control pills for a long time and stopped 7 months ago - Not comparable to you

Fourthly - I have been emotionally abused by my boyfriend for 2.5 years - I doubt you can compare to that

Fifthly - I have taken a lot of antibiotics over the coarse of 2 years, because withdrawal caused my immune system to crash and have had various infections ever since

 

So there is really no reason to compare to me. I've said this to you before. There is no reason for you not to recover. You will get better, really!

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schizor

well there are many antidepressant recovery stories but i dare you to find one antipsychotic recovery story, because there isnt any eapecially zyprexabecause this ia the drug that messes with the most receptors.

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andy

well there are many antidepressant recovery stories but i dare you to find one antipsychotic recovery story, because there isnt any eapecially zyprexabecause this ia the drug that messes with the most receptors.

Actually schizor I'm doing very well coming of it ,I'm now down to 2.5 mg and my sleep etc is getting back to normal.After a month if I'm ok I will reduce again,to get through this journey you have to remain positive

Good luck

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Altostrata

schizor, you are incorrect. But only you can convince yourself of this.

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schizor

How can I convince myself the oposite when I dont even remember what emotions are.I used to care about people around me, now all I care is to eat.

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andy

How can I convince myself the oposite when I dont even remember what emotions are.I used to care about people around me, now all I care is to eat.

are you having any counselling or cbt therpay ?

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chicken

schizor, you are incorrect. But only you can convince yourself of this.

 

well there are many antidepressant recovery stories but i dare you to find one antipsychotic recovery story, because there isnt any eapecially zyprexabecause this ia the drug that messes with the most receptors.

I would probably disagree and say Mirtazipine effects the most receptors. My doctor used the lowest dose of zyprexa to bridge me off of Mirtazipine. I was suicidal on Mirtz and had to be hospitalized. I have come off anti-psychotics before so you can't say there are no success stories. Most people who have no or litttle problems  never post to boards like this, only the ones with the most problems. So, that is one of the reasons that it appears to be no success stories. I had anhedonia while on Mirtz but my emotions came back when I was off of it. I do believe you will get your emotions back, but it may take some time. Everyone is different so please don't give up.

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andy

 

schizor, you are incorrect. But only you can convince yourself of this.

 

well there are many antidepressant recovery stories but i dare you to find one antipsychotic recovery story, because there isnt any eapecially zyprexabecause this ia the drug that messes with the most receptors.

I would probably disagree and say Mirtazipine effects the most receptors. My doctor used the lowest dose of zyprexa to bridge me off of Mirtazipine. I was suicidal on Mirtz and had to be hospitalized. I have come off anti-psychotics before so you can't say there are no success stories. Most people who have no or litttle problems  never post to boards like this, only the ones with the most problems. So, that is one of the reasons that it appears to be no success stories. I had anhedonia while on Mirtz but my emotions came back when I was off of it. I do believe you will get your emotions back, but it may take some time. Everyone is different so please don't give up.

 

chicken good to hear you came off zyprexa ok,im now down to 2.5mg and doing well

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chicken

 

 

schizor, you are incorrect. But only you can convince yourself of this.

 

well there are many antidepressant recovery stories but i dare you to find one antipsychotic recovery story, because there isnt any eapecially zyprexabecause this ia the drug that messes with the most receptors.

I would probably disagree and say Mirtazipine effects the most receptors. My doctor used the lowest dose of zyprexa to bridge me off of Mirtazipine. I was suicidal on Mirtz and had to be hospitalized. I have come off anti-psychotics before so you can't say there are no success stories. Most people who have no or litttle problems  never post to boards like this, only the ones with the most problems. So, that is one of the reasons that it appears to be no success stories. I had anhedonia while on Mirtz but my emotions came back when I was off of it. I do believe you will get your emotions back, but it may take some time. Everyone is different so please don't give up.

 

chicken good to hear you came off zyprexa ok,im now down to 2.5mg and doing well

 

Andy,

Actually I was just put on zyprexa as a bridge to taper from Mirtizapine while in the hospital. I've been on it less than a month. So far no problems.

The antipsychotic I've been on in the past was Seroquel. I've come off it twice with no problems. I don't really expect any problems from the xprexa, but only time will tell.

 

As for schizor, I believe his anhedonia is probably from the ssri not the antipsychotic. That's just my opinion though.

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andy

 

 

 

schizor, you are incorrect. But only you can convince yourself of this.

 

well there are many antidepressant recovery stories but i dare you to find one antipsychotic recovery story, because there isnt any eapecially zyprexabecause this ia the drug that messes with the most receptors.

I would probably disagree and say Mirtazipine effects the most receptors. My doctor used the lowest dose of zyprexa to bridge me off of Mirtazipine. I was suicidal on Mirtz and had to be hospitalized. I have come off anti-psychotics before so you can't say there are no success stories. Most people who have no or litttle problems  never post to boards like this, only the ones with the most problems. So, that is one of the reasons that it appears to be no success stories. I had anhedonia while on Mirtz but my emotions came back when I was off of it. I do believe you will get your emotions back, but it may take some time. Everyone is different so please don't give up.

 

chicken good to hear you came off zyprexa ok,im now down to 2.5mg and doing well

 

Andy,

Actually I was just put on zyprexa as a bridge to taper from Mirtizapine while in the hospital. I've been on it less than a month. So far no problems.

The antipsychotic I've been on in the past was Seroquel. I've come off it twice with no problems. I don't really expect any problems from the xprexa, but only time will tell.

 

As for schizor, I believe his anhedonia is probably from the ssri not the antipsychotic. That's just my opinion though.

 

im not a doctor but been on a few different medications and i think thats quite a clever bridge,zyprexa is very calming just watch the weight gain !

good luck with your recovery

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schizor

Andy I am not having any theraphy, just dont see a point in it.I just feel something very strange in my forehead and the problem is chemical imbalance which these drug created .Every morning when I wake up it feels like i have been raped in my sleep.

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schizor

I cant stand these nightmares anymore

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Altostrata

schizor, what do you mean? When you wake up, what are your symptoms?

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schizor

Every night I have strange nightmares that I remember which are like real and are very horrible.When I wake up I  feel as I was raped in the night because the nightmares are always some bad event or situation which I can not evade.And when I wake up there is a strange sensation in my frontal lobe.

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chicken

How many hours are you able to sleep schizor? Are you able to get a decent amount of hours?

Did you ever have these dreams before the meds.?

 

Years ago, even before I took meds I would have a lot of the same recurring dreams over every week, especially plane crashes since I had a horrible fear of flying. Sometimes I would have these every week for long periods of time.

 

Are the dreams about the same bad events or are they just random?

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