Posted by King Vultan on November 25, 2004, at 20:59:27
In reply to Re: I am new and need some advice. My Story, posted by JACJ on November 25, 2004, at 6:59:57
> Hi Todd,
> Thanks for the post. When you say it is highly doubtful for TD to show up now is that a NO? I just wish I could really get some confirmation on this. I read in some literature where it can show up mnay months afterward?? Could this be anymore vague? I know most of the time Withdrawl Emergent Dyskinesia goes away.
> I am very glad not to be putting up with the side effects but one w/d effect I still have is fear. It isn't alot but still there. I worry about Td alot cause I know several people who have it and just feel for them.
> Todd, if I drink alcohol again will this have any effect on my brain since being on psychotropic drugs? I will not drink until I am a year off the drugs to let my CNS heal. Todd, any research you can give me about TD?
Well, as they say, there are no certainties in life other than death and taxes. I can't say you definitely won't get TD, but I think it's highly unlikely. As for the alcohol issue, I'm afraid I have nothing concrete to offer, and if you are not comfortable with the idea of drinking right now, whatever the reason, I think it would be highly irresponsible of me to criticize that decision. I think you are correct that you do seem to be in a fearful state, and I would suggest attempting in some way to lower your anxiety levels. Having experienced extremely high anxiety levels in the past myself, I know how difficult this can be. As I suggested in my other post, it may be worthwhile to avail yourself of some kind of therapy. A trained professional may be able to give you some insights into coping with your anxiety that might not occur to you on your own, and which may prove to be immensely helpful.