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mik W · 17 Jul 8
Feel much better after my meds fix. Geodon increased to 60 mg 2x/day and lithium 300 mg added. Already feeling happier and more stable. Only thing is Geodon sedation.
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Patrick A · 17 Jul
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Manda P · 17 Jul
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Manda P · 17 Jul
Hey, mik. Just wanted to make sure they told you to take your Geodon with food. Also, it used to make me sleepy about 2 hours after taking it, but doesn't anymore. Good luck with it!
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mik W · 17 Jul
Yep 400-500 calories of food. It seems to be doing pretty well, so far so good! I like how it's sorta like a mini-SNRI too, but I'm taking Prozac and Strattera.
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Manda P · 17 Jul
Prozac doesn't trigger mania for you or is it not an antidepressant? I've never taken it. Glad Geodon is working. I love it so much. It's been a reliable help since I started treatment. That & Lamictal.
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mik W · 17 Jul
It's an antidepressant but doesn't trigger mania. If anything maybe causes cycling but the lithium seems to have fixed that. I generally don't have too much of a problem with hypomania, but when I do they're invariably mixed episodes...
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mik W · 17 Jul
(usually dysphoric hypomania). I have a huge problem with rapid cycling in and out of major depression, most recently severe psychotic depression. The fix in my meds seem to have fixed that though.
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mik W · 17 Jul
Only thing is my essential tremor seems to have gotten WAY worse. I don't know if it's the Geodon or lithium. My sleep doctor says I might have pseudoparkinsonism, and my psychiatrist thinks I have 'mixed tremor.' only way to find out is see a neurologist
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mik W · 17 Jul
But my prior one retired. Need to find a new one and a good one at that lol.
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mik W · 17 Jul
Glad the Geodon and Lamictal work so well for you! Lamictal saved my life! But it seems it's lost its efficacy after all these years. I'm currently at 300 mg but have been up to 400 mg. I'm also on Zonegran which I absolutely love but my psychiatrist
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mik W · 17 Jul
Won't increase it. Maybe my new neurologist will because I'm having seizures in my sleep and possibly during the day (most likely complex-partial with occasional simple-partial)
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Manda P · 17 Jul
The Geodon could be causing me Tardive Dyskinesia, but the Klonopin is covering it up. We thought it was the Haldol, but I was experiencing it the other day under stress. I don't want to come off Geodon. I'm only on that, Lamictal, Trileptal...
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Manda P · 17 Jul
...& Klonipin as needed. I don't wanna go around the med merry-go-round again!
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mik W · 18 Jul
Yeah, I hear you on that... Supposedly ginkgo biloba is supposed to be good for TD too in addition to Klonopin. I think tetrabenazine, velbenazine (Ingrezza), and amantadine are other meds for TD they use. Other treatments with anecdotal evidence ...
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mik W · 18 Jul
are carbidopa/levodopa, other benzos, Botox, reserpine, propranolol, and ondansetron. Also switching to clozapine helped some people with TD requiring an antipsychotic.
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mik W · 18 Jul
I'm not suggesting any of these things, just letting you know about them.
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Manda P · 18 Jul
I'm glad to know you're suggestions. It seems my TD gets worse when I'm mega stressed. Does that make sense?
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mik W · 18 Jul
Yes, apparently anxiety and stress can worsen TD. This link may or may not be that reputable, so take it with a grain of salt.
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mik W · 18 Jul
http://www.power2u.org/articles/selfhelp/tardive.html
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Manda P · 18 Jul
Thanks for the link. I will check it out. Seems my TD started on the Fourth of July which is mega stressful to me. That's why it got prescribed in the first place because I was grinding my teeth like there was no tomorrow!
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Michelle M · 17 Jul 2
My boyfriend is cheating on me.
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J J NEW · 17 Jul
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Jordan F · 17 Jul
Aw I'm sorry that's awful
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Jordan F · 16 Jul
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Love 1 · 08 Sep 6
Great talk on the harm of negative self-talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioCY_HKBFOc We aren't taught the skills that are fundamental to a sense of well-being, so we must train ourselves.
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Jordan F · 08 Sep
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Pixi ~ · 08 Sep 3
All my friends start their college adventure today. Then there's me lying in bed, emailing in withdrawal forms for College.. Wishing that I felt like less of a fucking loser.
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Pixi ~ · 08 Sep 2
I can't believe I dropped out. I can't believe I'm too sick to attend. I can't believe I'm not with my best friend at College like we've planned for years. I feel like a f*cking waste of oxygen. Kms.
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Sarah M · 08 Sep
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Meg T · 08 Sep
It sucks when health issues (mental or physical) interfere with your education. Unfortunately, the tertiary system is optimised for people at the height of mental and physical health.
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Meg T · 08 Sep
If you aren't able to manage that, the system mostly isn't set up to handle it unless you can somehow manage part-time study.
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Meg T · 08 Sep
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Meg T · 08 Sep
(Personal experience speaking - 4 attempts at degrees, none completed, for a variety of reasons including mental health withdrawals)
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Tasha S · 08 Sep
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Tasha S · 08 Sep
I'm sure there will come a point when you are well enough to do it, you just got to believe in yourself x
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Aiden Z · 08 Sep
Yeah I went through that with asthma and then anxiety. It sucks.
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Natalie C · 08 Sep
Know the feeling when health issues seem to ruin every plan including education and work. Dont give up, give it time then try again! Good luck and take it easy for now x
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Tasha S · 08 Sep
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Sarah M · 08 Sep 2
Seriously questioning the point of living.
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Jeff M · 08 Sep
I'm not sure it's so much a point as a path. You don't know the destination, but you keep going, and you discover good and bad along the way.
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Veronica O NEW · 08 Sep 0
Feeling hopeless and depressed. Just want to sleep all day
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Jordan F · 08 Sep
I know that feeling well
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Aiden Z · 08 Sep
Yeah me too. Been there.
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Angel S · 08 Sep 1
i can't handle being upset with my partner
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Shoroug . · 08 Sep 1
I wanna live my life without worrying about anything
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Jordan F · 08 Sep 7
I went for a walk actually i feel pretty good. I think today is the first day I haven't gotten stoned in like, a week. At least.
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Pixi ~ · 08 Sep
You're doing better than me, I can't go more than a day. :$
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Jordan F · 08 Sep
^^^oh don't worry haha I wound up getting stoned
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Pixi ~ · 08 Sep
#stonerpandas we should make it a thing
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Angel S · 07 Sep 2
once again I've been made feel like absolute sh*t for binging, i have enough shame as it is i don't need other people to tell me I'm disgusting
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Ian S · 06 Sep 6
Exceptional weirdness happening. Just what I require on the eve of work. #bipolar
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Issy J · 06 Sep 2
Messed up my breakfast, didn't eat enough and feel hazing and jumpy and tired
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Tasha S · 06 Sep 6
Today was actually ok, I did some designs that I am happy with, will be submitting them to willdraw, hopefully they will like them and I can start earning a little money from it :)
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Cindy M · 06 Sep
good luck
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Tasha S · 06 Sep
Thanks Cindy :) thanks for the hugs everyone
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