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Old 12-23-2010, 02:45 AM   #1
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what is the cause of the attacks?

timeline:

2009: took invega and saw a private pdoc for a year
jan 2010 - oct 2010: med free but got paranoid
oct 2010 - nov 2010: hospitalized. took zyprexa + consta shots
nov 2010 - present: zyprexa only

attacks:
2009: extreme agitation. suspected akathisia
jan 2010 - oct 2010: paranoia, hearing voices, dystonic reactions
oct 2010 - nov 2010: agitation but less severe than before
nov 2010 - present: agitation but least severe, blurred vision problems

possible causes for the attacks:
2009: invega is the culpirt
jan 2010 - oct 2010: withdrawal from invega
oct 2010 - nov 2010: consta shots makes attacks more distressing
nov 2010 - present: i don't get consta anymore but i still get agitation, etc
not sure about the cause

my guess:
withdrawal from invega + consta. zyprexa is not known to cause agitation or akathisia.

prognosis:
i'm guessing with time agitation episodes will become less frequent. presently it's about once per week. i want to see that decrease to once per month.

 
Old 12-23-2010, 05:28 AM   #2
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Re: what is the cause of the attacks?

actually, zyprexa may be the culprit. i don't feel completely relaxed while on the drug. i shall see in the next few weeks.

 
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Old 12-23-2010, 05:40 AM   #3
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Re: what is the cause of the attacks?

i feel motivated at times then i can't relax because i might get agitation episode again. so i can't live normally just waiting for another agitation episode to engulf my mind. i need to determine whether this will stop on its own or what else.

 
Old 12-23-2010, 06:19 AM   #4
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Re: what is the cause of the attacks?

what can i do to stop the agitation attacks if indeed zyprexa is the cause? only thing i can do is to skip the meds.

 
Old 12-23-2010, 09:25 PM   #5
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Re: what is the cause of the attacks?

zyprexa makes me nervous and scared. it is a neuroleptic without exception. i'm not gonna do anything until it is evident that i won't get another attack for a month.

 
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