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Board: Schizophrenia 05-25-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By synpase321
Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

Hi

Well it has been over a year since my last post.

Still on clozapine and the anxiety is under control.

How about you, Koolguy, how are things?

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 10-01-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,634
Posted By synpase321
Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

Hi

I am pleased for you that you have found a solution.

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 09-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,634
Posted By synpase321
Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

Long time since I have been online.

How are things going Kool guy?
Board: Schizophrenia 06-27-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,634
Posted By synpase321
Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

Hi Koolguy


Hope you are well.

I was discharged from hospital in March this year on 250mg of clozapine.

I am glad you have found a temporary-to-permanent solution.

Diazepam even at high...
Board: Schizophrenia 05-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,634
Posted By synpase321
Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

Hi Koolguy.

I just wanted to say that I am

glad you are managing to find some peace in life

after so much suffering.
Board: Schizophrenia 02-19-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,634
Posted By synpase321
Re: akathisia 'managed' by valium taken as needed

Hi Koolguy

Hope you are well.

I have not got anything useful to say but I hope you find peace.

I am currently in hospital on 300mg clozapine.

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 05-09-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Good luck with your appointment tomorrow.
Board: Schizophrenia 05-08-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

I am now just on quetiapine 600mg and sertraline 200mg.

14 days since last attack.
Board: Schizophrenia 05-03-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Day 4 without risperidone.

Sleep has been broken and waking up at 3.40am.
Board: Schizophrenia 05-02-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Hi Koolguy, nice to hear from you once again.

I agree adderall will make the psychosis worse.

Have you been prescribed it?

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 04-29-2013, 10:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

I have a theory that this akathesia is caused by supersensitivty of the dopamine d2 receptors in the brain which is made worse by d2 antagonists such as risperidal.

I am coming of risperidal and...
Board: Schizophrenia 04-16-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

i get it 3-4 times a week.

It has got better I would say by about 5-10% but it is still there.

Has the invega completely got out of your system now?

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 04-15-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Hi Koolguy

How are you doing?

I have not heard from you for quite sometime. Have you managed to

control your akasthisia?
Board: Schizophrenia 02-17-2013, 11:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Had a second attack this afternoon. Not looking good for me
Board: Schizophrenia 02-16-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

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.
Board: Schizophrenia 02-15-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Just had my attack this afternoon. Took some phenibut to calm myself down.
Board: Schizophrenia 12-26-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

It *could* just be anxiety.

Have a great New Year Koolguy.
Board: Schizophrenia 11-26-2012, 02:09 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

I know the feeling, Koolguy. The intense fear. Any slight sound would set me off.
Board: Schizophrenia 11-25-2012, 02:36 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Glad you have seen an improvement. I have been identified as suffering from social anxiety disorder which is difficult to treat.
Board: Schizophrenia 11-08-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

I am happy you had a good day.

We can only take one day at a time.

I think the shorter days and winter are bringing on worse depression for me.

I believe it is close to summer in Australia,...
Board: Schizophrenia 11-04-2012, 01:51 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Fortunately, I don't suffer much from akasthesia, but I do get terrible anxiety which would be a dream to get rid off.
Board: Thyroid Disorders 10-31-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 350
Posted By synpase321
any success taking l tyrosine?

I have borderline hypothyroidism.

I have researched that the amino acid l-tyrosine can help in certain cases of hypothyroid.

Can anyone else shed any light on this?

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 10-29-2012, 11:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

I am sorry to hear this.

Keep faith in God.

I will pray for you.
Board: Schizophrenia 10-26-2012, 05:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

It's good news that your anxiety attacks have subsided.

I wish you well in the future.

Meanwhile, i have been getting them almost on a daily basis recently.
Board: Schizophrenia 10-25-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By synpase321
Re: Meds that work?

I have been on all four. Abilify is supposed to be weight neutral and either works very well or not at all. I am currently on risperidone but have put on weight but works well. Seroquel makes you...
Board: Schizophrenia 10-24-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

My doctor will probably refuse my request to go onto Clozapine, but I can only ask.

How long has been since you had an anxiety attack or how often do you now get them?

Thanks
Board: Schizophrenia 10-11-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

I am really happy for you, Koolguy.

Next time I see the consultant I will mention you as a case study to try

and relieve my anxiety from EPS.

Can I just confirm that you are only on...
Board: Schizophrenia 10-10-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Hi

Would you say the panic from extra pyramidal side effects (EPS) from meds has now gone and are now left with mild anxiety that doesn't break through into a full panic attack or (Akathisia) and...
Board: Schizophrenia 10-09-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

I believe in the UK you have to be an inpatient last time I asked but I will double check.

How is you anxiety, Koolguy?

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 10-08-2012, 06:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Thanks for sharing this.

At the height of my psychosis I had delusions the FBI were after me and

I was an important spy. The medication brought it under control.

My query now is from what...
Board: Schizophrenia 09-28-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Thanks for updating.

Here's me keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Take care.
Board: Schizophrenia 09-21-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,196
Posted By synpase321
Re: My psychotic history

Hi Koolguy

Thank you for sharing that.

I am sorry to hear you failed Uni - something that happened to me years back.

I would be grateful if you could post now and again to let us know...
Board: Schizophrenia 07-14-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By synpase321
Re: started vitamin b6 600mg b.i.d.

I know the feeling. I have hope I will find the cure and don't lose hope. But sometimes I feel I need the input of a professional as I can't do it alone. Also I worry what I subject my body to when I...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-13-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By synpase321
Re: Do thyroid levels vary throughout the day

Thanks for the quick replies.

I mat consider fasting but don't know the techicalities behind it.

Regards
Board: Schizophrenia 07-13-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,649
Posted By synpase321
Re: started vitamin b6 600mg b.i.d.

Nice to hear from you again, mate. I hope you have kept well.

Vitamin B in high dose did help me initiallly but unfortunately the effects wore off.

I hope you do well in your exams and keep...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 07-13-2012, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By synpase321
Do thyroid levels vary throughout the day

Am I correct in my understanding that TSH levels vary throughout the day?

Would I be better having my blood test first thing in the morning when the values would be much greater to show the...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-21-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By synpase321
Re: Being Hypo and Zinc

Hi

I have been given the results for the thyroid function test from another GP.

02/05/2012 tsh 4.75

10/05/2012 tsh 6.31

I believe reading elsewhere that a figure above 10 is classed as...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-21-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By synpase321
Re: Being Hypo and Zinc

Hi

I have been given the results of last two tests for the thyroid function test from another GP.

02/05/2012 tsh 4.75

10/05/2012 tsh 6.31

I believe ready else where that a figure above 10...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-16-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By synpase321
Re: Being Hypo and Zinc

I am taking Zinc 25mg to improve my sperm count as looking to have another child.

It is probably useful to ask anothe doctor in the surgery for my results.

Getting access to medical records in...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 05-15-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,464
Posted By synpase321
Being Hypo and Zinc

I had a thyroid test last week (dr won't give figures) which came back as normal.

I then started taking zinc supplements for 4 days and then a I had a repeat test on the fourth day which came back...
Board: Thyroid Disorders 04-27-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,488
Posted By synpase321
Re: Thyroid blood tests came back "normal"???

Same here.

I have got bold patches on my skull, my wrists hurt and I have brittle nails

that keep splitting. I am depressed, anxious and unable to shift any weight.

I have had about 4 blood...
Board: Schizophrenia 04-08-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By synpase321
Re: Is it likely I'll get this?

It is normally around 10% or 1 in 10 chance.
Board: Schizophrenia 03-07-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,319
Posted By synpase321
Re: Fear induced by antipsychotic medication

Hi koolguy how is the anti depressant working for you?
Board: Schizophrenia 01-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,319
Posted By synpase321
Re: Fear induced by antipsychotic medication

I have tried a SNRI called Venlafaxine, pritiq's sister drug.

It did not work on me either.

Sometimes the older drugs are better like the tricyclic I am using.

Good luck for tomorrow.
Board: Schizophrenia 01-11-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,319
Posted By synpase321
Re: Fear induced by antipsychotic medication

Hi Koolguy

Thank you for responding. The time between attacks for me is about a week.

Looks like you have made progress on the antidepressant. I think what would be wonderfull if you could make...
Board: Schizophrenia 12-22-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,585
Posted By synpase321
Re: schizophrenia--when will i recover???

The fact your family caught the disease early means your prognosis is very good as the longer you go without meds the worse the illnesss becomes. Being intelligent is also a good sign the illness...
Board: Schizophrenia 12-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,319
Posted By synpase321
Re: Fear induced by antipsychotic medication

I think you are on a meduim dose of zoloft which can up to 200mg if need be for anxiety.

I tried the SSRI's with little effect but I have not tried zoloft.
Board: Schizophrenia 12-15-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,319
Posted By synpase321
Re: Fear induced by antipsychotic medication

Nice to hear from you again.

Hope the zoloft works for you.

Let us know how you get on.
Board: Schizophrenia 12-02-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,319
Posted By synpase321
Re: Fear induced by antipsychotic medication

Good luck Koolguy.

I hope you don' develop a tolerance to the benzodiazipine.
Board: Schizophrenia 11-21-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 42,319
Posted By synpase321
Re: Fear induced by antipsychotic medication

I have heard that Xanax (alprazolam) is the most widely used as well as abused.

I am happy that you are thinking that the problem lies with severe anxiety and the use of benzodiazipines will take...
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