Posted by yxibow on March 6, 2006, at 3:34:57
In reply to Re: akathisia: anything besides cogentin or benadr, posted by San Diegan on March 5, 2006, at 21:08:29
> For me, akathesia doesn't quite do justice to the feeling I get from antipsychotics. It's hard to make people understand that it's the WORST feeling in the world. I have actually considered suicide when I get this feeling. It's not only restlessness, but extreme anxiety and fear, along with sedation and restlessness. Recently I tried a benzo to counteract the akathisia from Moban, and it worked wonderfully! I took Temazepam 15mg and for the rest of the day I was more functional than I have been in years.
You're quite right -- Akathisia is an undescribable feeling to those who have never felt it. It is not full blown restless anxiety but it mimics it at the same time. IV Compazine gave me the worst one ever. Geodon I believe I was writhing and grabbing the carpet, I cant recall -- or maybe it was Abilify. No, I think Geodon was worse. Its first only above to severe pseudoparkinsonism, or maybe ties, as hideous EPS.