Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 337269

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Dependent on meds

Posted by Guy on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:10

After 8 years of pure hell (resisting suicide every day) I have finally found the med that lets me sleep and quells my anxiety. Zyprexa is a miracle drug, but I don't know how safe it is. I noticed my tongue twitching a few weeks ago, so I stopped the Z and the twitching stopped after a few days. Now, after another dive into the black hole, I'm back on Z at a lower dose and my tongue is not twitching yet. Don't know what is going on here. Clonazepam worked for me, but after a few months, it pooped out and left me with another big decision: increase the dose or step off. I chose the latter. God, I hate having my life revolve around meds! I used to be a competitive 10k runner, and now I spend most of my time obsessing about meds. I'm seeing my p-doc on Wednesday but don't know what to say...but I do know my nervous system is buggered and that I will probably have to pop pills for the rest of my life. Where do I go from here?

 

Re: Dependent on meds Guy

Posted by judy1 on April 18, 2004, at 0:03:51

In reply to Dependent on meds, posted by Guy on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:10

I have problems with APs also. what dose of klonopin were you on before it stopped working? I take 6 mg/day.
take care, judy

 

Re: Dependent on meds Guy

Posted by Flipsactown on April 18, 2004, at 2:26:18

In reply to Dependent on meds, posted by Guy on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:10

If you were a diabetic, would you be concerned about having to take insulin the rest of your life? Probably not, because you need the insulin to keep on ticking. The same thing goes for AD or meds. When properly prescribed and taken, meds are life savers. Hang in there. There is no shame in having to take meds the rest of your life. It is a necessity.

FST

> After 8 years of pure hell (resisting suicide every day) I have finally found the med that lets me sleep and quells my anxiety. Zyprexa is a miracle drug, but I don't know how safe it is. I noticed my tongue twitching a few weeks ago, so I stopped the Z and the twitching stopped after a few days. Now, after another dive into the black hole, I'm back on Z at a lower dose and my tongue is not twitching yet. Don't know what is going on here. Clonazepam worked for me, but after a few months, it pooped out and left me with another big decision: increase the dose or step off. I chose the latter. God, I hate having my life revolve around meds! I used to be a competitive 10k runner, and now I spend most of my time obsessing about meds. I'm seeing my p-doc on Wednesday but don't know what to say...but I do know my nervous system is buggered and that I will probably have to pop pills for the rest of my life. Where do I go from here?

 

Re: Dependent on meds

Posted by linkadge on April 18, 2004, at 8:42:30

In reply to Dependent on meds, posted by Guy on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:10

Zyprexa is a little bit pro convulsant. I notice body twiching on Zyprexa, in the same way I did on lithium (it is pro convulsant as well)

If it works then use it, thats what I say.


Linkadge


 

Re: Dependent on meds Guy

Posted by Sad Panda on April 18, 2004, at 13:30:49

In reply to Dependent on meds, posted by Guy on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:10

> After 8 years of pure hell (resisting suicide every day) I have finally found the med that lets me sleep and quells my anxiety. Zyprexa is a miracle drug, but I don't know how safe it is. I noticed my tongue twitching a few weeks ago, so I stopped the Z and the twitching stopped after a few days. Now, after another dive into the black hole, I'm back on Z at a lower dose and my tongue is not twitching yet. Don't know what is going on here. Clonazepam worked for me, but after a few months, it pooped out and left me with another big decision: increase the dose or step off. I chose the latter. God, I hate having my life revolve around meds! I used to be a competitive 10k runner, and now I spend most of my time obsessing about meds. I'm seeing my p-doc on Wednesday but don't know what to say...but I do know my nervous system is buggered and that I will probably have to pop pills for the rest of my life. Where do I go from here?
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Hi Guy,

Personally, I wouldn't take an AP except as a last choice. What other meds have you tried & what problems did they cause you?

Cheers,
Panda.

 

Re: Dependent on meds

Posted by sjb on April 19, 2004, at 10:22:16

In reply to Dependent on meds, posted by Guy on April 17, 2004, at 20:38:10

Wow, I can relate to what you're saying. I used to be a competitive runner also, and although, I was able to keep competing on some meds, others I was not. It's very frustrating. I really thought I could go off meds, with just the help of therapy and in the spring, but I had such a terrible time last week, thought I was going to have to check myself in somewhere, that I called my PDoc and asked for that old workhorse, Prozac (also on Wellbutrin.) Like you, I experience a lot of poop-out from various meds that seemed to work wonders for a period of time, and then boom, I'm in the black tar hole.

I'm beginning to think that serotonin gets all messed up once you start meds and the brain doesn't know how to regulate naturally once you're off. I have NO scientific proof of this and I realize, many folks have gone off meds successfully (I envy them!).

My "normal" friends have been racing and train consistently and I am just so frustrated 'cause I've had to take time off due to crashes. It's horrible how the depression affects you phisically. Then, sometimes, meds crap up your endurance, esp. at higher dosages. I'm in awe that you were active on Zyprexa. When I tried Z, I couldn't get off the couch for a week.

Good luck.

 

Re: Dependent on meds

Posted by linkadge on April 19, 2004, at 10:35:41

In reply to Re: Dependent on meds, posted by sjb on April 19, 2004, at 10:22:16

I'm not a marathon runner but I jog every day. It helps to give me direction, and reduce some of the medication apathy.

Linkadge


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