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Re: Seroquel, Zyprexa and intense exercise Lamdage22

Posted by Jay2112 on May 10, 2022, at 18:23:55

In reply to Re: Seroquel, Zyprexa and intense exercise, posted by Lamdage22 on May 10, 2022, at 1:40:07

> > > I am having a hard time following my 3 days a week strength training regimen for several weeks. I also try to get more daily steps. I easily feel strung out. Ontop of that, I cant sleep for about 6 hours after a strength workout. Are Seroquel and Zyprexa very bad for exercise performance? All I have seen are studies that call for further studies. They say it may be a problem.
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> > > I have to add that from 2012 to 2019, I spent ALOT of time horizontally. So probably during that time my body detrained like crazy. Luckily the trend is towards spending more time vertically.
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> > > Anyone know anything about that?
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> > From personal experience, I'd have to say 'yes' that Zyprexa and Seroquel, as well as (in my case) Risperdal, make exercise feel like you are gonna die...just from sheer exhaustion. Even, just today, I took some extra Risperdal last night, and this morning just walking to the bus stop felt like I was carrying 50 pounds in groceries! My legs, literally, felt like they were going to give way! Just yesterday, and the previous week, I was just bouncing nice through the mall.
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> > I suspect it is the dopamine blockade, especially at high doses of these meds. I remember my days on high dose Zyprexa, with occasional high dose Seroquel, I could barely walk around the block!
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> > Anyhow...just my thoughts.
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> > Jay
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> Were you exercising shortly before you were put on Neuroleptics? What I mean is, are you sure it was caused by them? I don't feel like I'm gonna die... I'm just exhausted sometimes. What helps is doing 2 sets of the exercises instead of 3. That is better than doing nothing at all. That seems like a good solution to me when I'm slightly strung out but still want to do some work.
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Well, I am quite outta shape as it is, and remember, I am 52..lol. Strength and resistance training sound like they are working well for you. I was ZOMBIFIED on the antipsychotics. Seroquel turned me into a deeply angry, depressed man. Once in awhile is OK for me, but rarely never, every night. Zyprexa nearly killed me with high blood sugar readings, and made my OCD 100x worse. I was craving milkshakes when I woke up for breakfast.

So, ya, it is likely an individual thing. But, for me, anyways, constant heavy dopamine blockade is a real, well, downer. IMHO...YMMV..etc...

Jay


Humans punish themselves endlessly
for not being what they believe they should be.
-Don Miguel Ruiz-


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