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Old 12-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #31
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Re: My psychotic history

i'm sorry, i am new to this messageboard and this post so i didn't read if you have tried cogentin or diphenhydramine for the akathesia? for me it is sometimes so bad it doesn't do a thing, but sometimes it makes a difference. benzodiazepines help too but they are dangerously addictive.

akathesia is the closest thing to hell i have ever experienced. clozaril has been great for me because although it has side effects that are pretty severe the restlessness isn't so bad. i'm optimistic about my future on this drug. i've been on it for about a year and it's amazing.

i feel for you and i hope things keep improving!

 
Old 12-24-2012, 02:28 AM   #32
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Re: My psychotic history

I've been getting an episode every three to four days.
It gets difficult to even lie down by myself in my room because I feel impending doom.
I get fidgety and it lasts for three hours. This is an improvement over six hours.
Today I practised mindfulness meditation. Hopefully it will raise my morale.
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #33
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Akathisia may range in intensity from a mild sense of disquiet or anxiety (which may be easily overlooked) to a total inability to sit still, accompanied by overwhelming anxiety, malaise, and severe dysphoria (manifesting as an almost indescribable sense of terror and doom). The condition is difficult for the patient to describe and is often misdiagnosed. When misdiagnosis occurs in antipsychotic neuroleptic-induced akathisia, more antipsychotic neuroleptics may be prescribed, potentially worsening the symptoms. High-functioning patients have described the feeling as a sense of inner tension and torment or chemical torture.
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:20 AM   #34
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Re: My psychotic history

i have a question brought up by a guy in sz chatroom. why would my akathisia lasts only 3 hours and comes every 3 to 4 days, instead of having it for days? why would it come in cycles?
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:57 AM   #35
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Re: My psychotic history

Updated characteristics of akathisia
- lasts on avg 3 hrs
- uneasy feeling during day time has improved
- once every four days
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:17 AM   #36
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i think 2 months later i will be symptom free since by that time most of invega sustenna in my body will be cleared.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:39 AM   #37
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i will go to bed by 9 pm except akathisia happens. wake up earlier.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:56 PM   #38
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for several days in between akathisia i feel good during day time. today is the same. i feel good so far.
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:02 AM   #39
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i have a question brought up by a guy in sz chatroom. why would my akathisia lasts only 3 hours and comes every 3 to 4 days, instead of having it for days? why would it come in cycles?
It *could* just be anxiety.

Have a great New Year Koolguy.

 
Old 12-27-2012, 04:55 PM   #40
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It *could* just be anxiety.

Have a great New Year Koolguy.
no i think it's akathisia which is different from anxiety.

i have new rules:
1. i feel good until the day of akathisia
2. before akathisia i feel mental unease
3. if akathisia starts late like 9pm then it only take an hour(until 10pm).
4. otherwise takes 3 hours
5. happens once every four days.
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Old 02-15-2013, 06:44 AM   #41
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7 days without aka
Just had my attack this afternoon. Took some phenibut to calm myself down.

 
Old 02-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #42
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5 30 pm

little uneasy

praying for a change tonight

if no akathisia tonight its 7 days without one
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:45 PM   #43
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Re: My psychotic history

3 more hrs to wait to find out

5 45 pm - 9 pm
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But in truth, I'm not alone! Jesus is with me all the way!!!!
BE OPTIMISTIC! HAVE A GOOD TIME DEFEATING THE ENEMY!

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Old 02-16-2013, 08:31 AM   #44
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5 30 pm

little uneasy

praying for a change tonight

if no akathisia tonight its 7 days without one
I will pray with you for a breakthrough.

I would be focusing on the future. An attack is inevitable so learning how to deal with it effectively would be my priority.

 
Old 02-17-2013, 11:25 AM   #45
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3 more hrs to wait to find out

5 45 pm - 9 pm
Had a second attack this afternoon. Not looking good for me

 
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