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Re: I have a craving for psychmeds

Posted by Christ_empowered on December 21, 2017, at 8:05:12

In reply to Re: I have a craving for psychmeds, posted by Lamdage22 on December 21, 2017, at 6:36:10

hi. I don't have solid advice, unfortunately. I would think that a switch to 1 tranquilizer, at a steady dose, would be better than 2 tranquilizers plus other drugs at varying doses, but...I don't have any medical training or anything, so feel free to ignore me, lol.

I've found that taking trileptal has helped me get the Abilify down to 20mgs. Not ideal, but I don't have EPS or dysphoria, no TD, etc., so I guess a full dose of trileptal is somewhat safer than additional tranquilizer (?).

I read on some info on Mad in America that animal studies have shown that lamictal w/ tranquilizers reduces some of the brain changes that usually go along with tranquilizer treatment. I don't know. Lamictal isn't w/o its own adverse effects, but it does help mood and if it reduces brain changes from tranquilizers...awesome.

benzodiazepines are not ideal, over the long haul. There's some limited, older data that seemed to indicate that sufficient doses of benzodiazepines, taken during the "prodromal" stage of psychosis, can keep people calm and such, w/o having to increase the tranquilizer dosage. But...the info I'm thinking of was from the 60s-80s, so not only were benzodiazepines given out more freely back then, but diagnosis was done differently, too. Those "Schizophrenics" might today be diagnosed with "severe Bipolar I" or even "psychotic depression," so...yeah.

Higher potency drugs generally cause more EPS, sometimes more TD, but there's less sedation and anticholinergic-related problems. Dosing is a big issue...high dose Haldol can be a nightmare, while a reasonable dose of, say, Stelazine could be easier to tolerate (maybe...).

Sorry about your situation.




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