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Doc Gave Me an Antipsychotic - Am I crazy?

Posted by GLYN on October 16, 2000, at 19:33:12

I have been on Celexa for 6 weeks for anxiety which has helped but I still feel very nervous and anxious though I no longer have the phobic or anxious thoughts - just the symptoms - for which I am grateful. He has now recommende a drug called thioridazine (brand name Melleril) for the anxiety symptoms since he says he NEVER gives benzodiazapines anymore. It has s\cared me to get this drug and I'm terrified of taking it since it says that it is an antipsychotic and used primarily for schizophrenia. I checked with the pharmacist and she told me it can be used for anxiety and I only have a small dose (10mg three times a day or as needed). I thought I just had agorophobia and panic attacks but I do worry that the doc thinks I am going nuts and might hurt people which is why he gave me this. Then I though that if I thought that then I must be paranoid too and the anxiety has spiralled. Is it normal to use this for anxiety? Has anybody else used it? Any scary side effects? I basically wont be using it and my doc can can shove it for all I care because this stuff freaks me out. Is it fair to assume that whatever chemical it reduces in the brain (also connected to psychosis) will return with a vengance when I stop using it? I dont want to start seeing aliens or hearing voices because my mind is dependant on a drug that has screwed up my chemical imbalance.

IS there a good and simple test to determine if I am crazy? I know I'm not but I have been worrying about it since this drug was prescribed. Surely if I was crazy I would not fear being crazy but instead be convinced of my delusions and be afraid of them instead. AM I right? Please offer me some advice and be honest.




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