From now on I always include valium to the mix, because in that way agitation is dealt with.
Also I need to take TWO tablet of 2mg cogentin, otherwise I still get lookups.
Good luck to both of us.
Generally I want a guarantee that I feel much better after taking cogentin+valium. Like today before I took cogentin+valium I felt uneasy all day. But as soon as I took cogentin+valium I felt much better immediately and this wellness continued until the end of the day.
OK. it's 11:50PM and I will sleep satisfied that I feel good after taking cogentin+valium during day.
Had injection and came home. Feel little bit uneasy but tolerable. Feel OK.
Do-I-Need-To-Worry 10-point checklist:
1. Did cogentin+valium combo work last time? Yes
2. Do I have enough cogentin+valium? Yes
3. Am I feeling uneasy now? Yes little bit
4. What's the time now? 5PM
5. Do I want to take cogentin+valium combo within an hour from now? Not really
6. Why/Why not? Don't think dystonic episode is imminent
7. Do I think I can handle the current level of uneasiness? Yes I think I can
8. Do I have blurred vision or deviated vision happening now? No if it was then I would take the combo now
9. Do I hear voices or music? No
10. What's the verdict? Although I feel little bit uneasy I don't hear music/voices so maybe that's a sign I will be ok. It's 5PM so until 7 or 8PM it's 2-3 hours and let's see what happens. If I get more uneasy then I will take the combo, if not then it would mean that if I'm little bit uneasy that would be ok.
Actually music is ok but if i keep hearing voices then i should take the combo.
OK, it's now 6PM and I'm gonna take one tablet of 2mg cogentin but no valium. If something happens then I'm gonna take one more cogentin and one tablet of 5mg valium. The reason for taking one cogentin now is to make feel less uneasy.
I will document my feelings in the first hour after taking 2mg cogentin. Previously when I took cogentin it even increased the uneasy feeling or it made me markedly drowsy, but let's see this time. I think I should only take it if I feel little bit uneasy and if nothing much happens after I took it tonight. I seem to be ok at 6:20PM.
Had dystonic episode from 7-8:50PM. Most of the agonizing moments I was lying on my bed pretty comfortably with my eyes closed.
cogentin+valium can't prevent some agitation from persisting but it does enable me to lie down on my bed indefinitely until agitation disappears.
I'm anxiety free now that an episode has ended so for the rest of the night i'm fine. But during day I can listen to music and try to relax.
Jesus when I take cogentin in the morning, let it be so that for the rest of the day I feel comfortable and happy. Jesus when Im having an episode let cogentin and valium make it easy for me as possible. Amen.
It's very unfortunate you have to suffer like this.
Do you get lookups like I do?
For me I had dystonic episode from 4-7pm. It was difficult for me to see a doctor at 4pm and then come home while I hear voices, vision is deviated and blurred, and my mood is agitated. But I made it then about an hour later I was ok. It was earlier than expected that I returned to normal this time.
Doc told me to take cogentin twice a day - once at morning and one at night.
I get these attacks approx 3 times a week without warning.
If i told the shrink that I have lookups he may prescribe cogentin ; but I feel he may not at the same time because their reasoning it that the atypicals are a newer class of drugs with little side effects such as dystonia. Classical dystonia is from wiki "sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal posture" - I don't have that if you see what I mean.
But oculogyric is a type of acute dystonia. Since you get lookups you should definitely get cogentin.
My doc told me to take 2mg cogentin twice a day, one in the morning and one at night. He said this will hopefully prevent an episode. I also got a script for cogentin and VALIUM from him. I glad I've got the script for valium because I feel I need it for agitation during an episode.