Took too much of an antipsychotic now I'm psychotic and numb as well.
*Trigger Warning*Took to much of antipsychotics now I'm numb and psychotic as well
Posted 19 December 2014 - 05:55 PM
Why were you taking too much antipsychotic medication? Which antipsychotic was it?
Under doctors supervision or did you experiment by yourself?
Posted 19 December 2014 - 06:05 PM
I was taking it under a doctor's prescription, just started the med, and then 5 days later, at the lowest possible dose, I felt like the drug went right through my whole system like it was destroying me, and this sensation lasted for 2 hours. this was 5 years ago, and I've only gotten worse since then I've become schizophrenic, somewhat dysphoric, not quite depersonalized, more like completely numb as in not able to think or feel emotions normally
Posted 19 December 2014 - 06:44 PM
Have you talked over these numbness issues with your doctor? Or have you thought about finding a new doctor for a fresh assessment?
In any matter, you've come to a great website, full of caring people, going through similar experiences, collaborating for recovery. Hopefully you can find some answers and support here.
Posted 19 December 2014 - 08:48 PM
Posted 19 December 2014 - 10:21 PM
Abilify is not necessarily an antipsychotic, it's more well known as a drug that is used to help augment anti-depressants, I've been on it before and been just fine.
Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:45 PM
antipsychotics are not really safe drugs for various reasons. Do your research and you'll find a horrifying array of side effects.
Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:45 AM
Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:48 AM
Posted 20 December 2014 - 07:55 AM
Posted 20 December 2014 - 08:07 AM
DP is not a form of psychosis. Someone might be extremely worried that they are becoming psychotic, because the experience can scare the hell out of them, which is understandable from a patient perspective but not for a doctor. What ignorant ass is prescribing antipsychotic meds for DP? Jesus, crap like this is why I gave up trying to discuss things with 'professionals'. They often seem to have their heads completely up their asses (and got to where they are with the power of memorization and social skills alone), or actually do know better but don't care because they can cash in on the situation. Holy hell.
Well, in some people's situations it happens as a result of a horrific drug experience. As with me, this all started with an acid trip from hell while riding on a canoe feeling like I was on the river Styx getting ready to say goodbye to the mortal world. The feelings of unreality and not feeling like myself (because I was convinced I was dead by a friend during the trip) lasted way longer than I wanted them to. I trust my doctor, because he's treated people with the same thing as me with success. He knew exactly what DP/DR was also. It's a sigh of relief knowing I'm not the only one. It's a big learning experience, and in a way it's forcing me to grow up. It sounds sick, but this may very well be the best thing that ever happened to me. Stopped my drug binges and set my goals further than getting high all the time. It sucks, but tis true...tis true..
Posted 20 December 2014 - 09:25 AM
I would recommend keeping some kind of record, either a journal or just in note form, of how you're doing day by day on the med. It doesn't happen out of nowhere, so if you feel good on it, and it stays that way, you'll be fine.
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