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Re: TA etc. the kindling effect

Posted by ed_uk on February 9, 2006, at 15:16:53

In reply to Re: TA etc., posted by the kindling effect on February 9, 2006, at 14:03:56

Hi Dave

>.......was you Ed who felt a kind of bad ,insecure anxiety on Risperdal or a similar AP?

I've only ever taken two APs, chlorpromazine (Largactil, Thorazine) and prochlorperazine (Stemetil, Compazine). I've never taken an atypical AP. I suffered severe acute akathisia on chlorpromazine. I didn't have any side effects on prochlorperazine because the dose was too low, I only took one dose anyway. Chlorpromazine caused considerable anxiety as well as akathisia. It created a feeling of helplessness.

>For some reason clonazepam causes muscle tightness/stiffness, and insomnia in the past.Lorazepam is one of the few GABA meds I don't seem to have problems with.

Have you tried diazepam (Valium)? I think it might be useful, at an adequate dose - which would need to be pretty high to substitute for 5mg lorazepam.

>Haven't tried Tetrabenazine or opiates.Was prescribed Nabilone by a doc but I filled the script and didn't take it and he changed his mind. It was a long shot.

Have you ever tried an anticholinergic drug or a serotonin antagonist such as cyproheptadine?

There's an interesting case report of a patient with tardive akathisia being successfully treated with moclobemide.

>Close to a year psychotropic free.

So you're just on lorazepam at the moment, nothing else?






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