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Re: just started zyprexa and oxazepam

Posted by Nancy on April 21, 1999, at 10:09:07

In reply to Re: just started zyprexa and oxazepam, posted by Emily Silverman on April 19, 1999, at 19:17:25

> My doctor prescribed Zyprexa, Zoloft and Clonazepam (sp?) for auditory, visual, kinaesthetic and tactile hallucinations, and other things with which you are probably familiar, and which would be a bore to list. These medications produced cessation of hallucinations after three months, and in my very general estimation a ninety percent reduction in perception of range of emotion. Needless to say, this last has been horribly destructive to my playing (I'm a pianist) reducing my performance skills to roughly that of a mediocrely talented conservatory student...So I haven't been taking medication for a week, and my Mozart and Persichetti are by turns once again glorious. This evaluation is not the psychotic ramble of someone who stopped taking her psychotropics, it is the opinion of my chamber music partners, who think that I have at last `recovered'.However, naturally I think Zyprexa is a very good choice for anyone who doesn't have to play the piano, and I've got lots in reserve `just in case'.I would be quite interested to learn details of anyone else's experience with this, and how it might quite possibly positively affect other disciplines such as literature or sport.

In my experiences, antipsychotics (atypical or otherwise) are not only sedating but also emotionally blunting. For me, antipsychotics made it impossible to SIT UP at the piano let alone play with any special touch...and then, there's my violin. There should be a label on my antipsychotic medicine bottle that says, "May be disasterous to your talents."




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