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akasthesia ed_uk

Posted by yesac on November 16, 2005, at 10:31:25

In reply to Akathisia yesac, posted by ed_uk on November 15, 2005, at 15:09:31

> Akathisia tends to occur when the dose is too high. 3mg isn't that low, haloperidol is very potent. You can adjust the dose is steps of 0.5mg.

At 2mgs I seemed to be okay. After I bumped it up to 3mgs-- a few days later the akasthesia kicked in.

> 1. If haloperidol was helping: reduce the dose until the akathisia disappears.
> Do you think you were benefitting from the haloperidol at all?
> 2. If haloperidol was not helping: try something else instead.

I think it was helping because I reduced my Seroquel dose but still felt okay. Normally if I reduced Seroquel, I'd gradually feel worse and worse. The eventual plan was to quit taking S and only take H, at least for a while, until I get prescription coverage.

Anyway, for the meantime, I've stopped Haldol altogether. I'm still taking S. I think in another day or two I'll try taking just 1mg of Haldol. The akasthesia seems to have pretty much resolved.




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