antipsychotic as an anti depressant
Posted 21 September 2004 - 11:24 AM
Cos things havent been great she suggested i go back onto the anti psychotics and use the anti depressant properties of them instead of actual anti depressants and see how i go.
I just wondered if anyone had heard of this before?
Posted 21 September 2004 - 10:27 PM
I hope things go well for you doing it this way
Hang in there
Posted 22 September 2004 - 02:42 AM
For some it's the only thing that helps
Posted 24 September 2004 - 07:34 AM
Hope this works for you K - don't see any reason why it shouldn't as you've had results before.
Hang in there
with love from Nell xoxoxoxox
Posted 24 September 2004 - 12:12 PM
My pdoc added anti psychotics to my cocktail to help get depression under control.
I found that it really does help.
I had are REALLY REALLY hard time getting over the anti psychotic thing though...it took a member here who pointed out that it was just a measure of how bad my depression was....nothing about me. and that worked for me. I was really sick and needed some strong meds.
I still take Abilify with Topamax at the moment. I can definately feel the difference from when I do and don't take the Abilify. I take it twice a day and if I miss a dose I can tell, I don't feel as good.
Give it a try.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 02:07 PM
They started the anti psychotics first in the hope that they would have enough of an anti depressant effect for me not to need to go on other meds.
Despite the fact that its the depression thats the dangerous illness, they only seem interested in the psychotic stuff.
Posted 24 September 2004 - 10:04 PM
Certainly any solution that requires you to take fewer drugs is better!
Good luck with this
Posted 13 October 2004 - 08:21 AM
Posted 13 October 2004 - 06:35 PM
Thinking of you
love Claire xxxx
Posted 14 October 2004 - 04:37 PM
i ended up getting put back on the AD's too cos the AP's werent working on their own.
Posted 15 October 2004 - 12:54 PM
just thought id reply im still new to this board
ive seen a new pdoc this week and he to prescribed antipsychotic
meds along with AD meds
he explained as others have they can be used to treat other effects of depression
i freaked a bit at first as i know im depressed
but im on them for anxiety
keep on battlin
Posted 01 January 2005 - 01:46 AM
Posted 02 January 2005 - 12:05 AM
I was on Zyprexa for a short time, but I had to switch to another anti-psychotic because it made me too sleepy. Now I take the maximum dose of the anti-psychotic Geodon.
At first I put on A LOT of weight, about thirty pounds in two to three months. I kept track of when I was getting hungry because I was ending up binging since I felt hungry enough to gnaw my arm off. It appeared that eight hours after I took the Geodon, I'd feel like I was starving. I had been taking it at noon since it was to be taken with food, so I switched to taking it at 5-6pm.
I lost ten pounds almost immediately, and it wasn't too hard, but it did require some effort, to lose the other twenty. Ask your doctor. I know that the instructions for my medication say to take it twice per day, but my doctor said that I could take it once per day, and since then I've taken the full amount in the evening. It's really made a difference. The time I'd be unable to control my hunger is now time when I sleep through it.
I hope you find something that works for you. I know that I have to take the anti-psychotic, but it was good for me to find a way in which I could do so without putting on more weight every month.
Posted 03 January 2005 - 04:13 AM
I'm only on 5mg which is a pretty low dose, they usually use up to 30mg for szcizophrenia (sp?). Not to say that if you are on that dose you have to have szcizophrenia, like others have said they sometimes use drugs normally used to treat one illness to treat another.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 03:21 AM
When i stopped olanzapine/zyprexa i lost a stone immediately.
Well I am diagnosed as schizophrenic apparently... when i was last at the pdoc she upped my AP's rather than my AD's. I think now its because they are treating the depression as a negative symptom of the sz, rather than an illness in its own right.
They are never interested in my depression, only the psychotic stuff.
Posted 09 March 2005 - 01:50 AM
personally, I believe that it helps if you have imparmens in you cognitive thinking patterns. if you tend towards anxiety, and worrying abut things, and antipsychotic could help you see things "more logically"
personally, I have only taken seroquel for many years, and it is THE ONLY THING that has worked so far.
Posted 09 March 2005 - 11:36 PM
Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:01 AM
Posted 13 March 2005 - 12:55 AM
...Seroquel will turn off your brain....
They (Hospital) had me on 800mg's at night. Talk about SLEEP. I swear, I have never had such a sound sleep. When I got out, it was 600mg at night, and 200mg in the moring. I couldn't function though. So I am glad I dropped it. I do sort of miss the soundness of the sleep.
Now, I am on Trileptal at night - I guess it helps, but nowhere as near as what Seroquel did.