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Surely someone has posted this before but...

I saw a psychiatrist today who believes I suffer from a mild psychotic disorder (although I disagree...). Anyways, she would like to start me on an anti-psychotic. Anyone tried one before?
 
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I went to a psych about three or four times (200 bucks and hour) and he was convinced that I should be put on an anti-psychotic...zyprexa i think. I refused, as I don't hear voices bla bla "i'm not insane, if anything i'm too sane" crap that scared me away from anti-psychs.

I do plan on giving one of those meds a test run though at a REALLY low dose and i'll def make sure to post my successes/failures with it.
 

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What exacly is an anti-psychotic? What is the differance between that and an anti-depression med? Sorry to sound stupid, I have just never heard of an anti-psychotic before.
 
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In as simple enough terms as possible -

An anti-depressent (tricyclic, SSRI, MAOI (sp)) boost seratonin or dopamine levels in the brain by uninhibiting receptors, ssri (selective seratonin re-uptake inhibitor) which basically just traps seratonin rather than recycling it.

Anti-psychotics generally do something of the opposite - They tend to inhibit these receptors. Psychotic symptoms are often caused by excessive chemicals (seratonin, etc) and by blocking these out, it tends to give people a more level head.
 

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so, if I understand:

Antidepressants: make the chemicals stay (basically) because there aren't enough

Antipsycotic: less the amount of chemicals because there is too much

do I have it right? :?
 
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Yeah, in most cases you are right. A person predisposed to psychosis or depression/anxiety may have normal levels of a chemical inside of their head, but the mind is too weak to handle that amount. Or, most often, it is an unbalance: Too much or too little.

My DR is really bugging me, and its strange because I think I need an anti-psychotic to get rid of depression/anxiety, not an SSRI. I've tried Lexapro and Zoloft with dp dr and It just shot my head into outerspace.
 
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Thats getting deleted. Why? Why pure narcotic? No. I can't understand what i'm looking at. Its like a big fat riddle. Where are those rolls originating?

 

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Well, I'm taking Risperdal at the moment. When they first recommended it (for dr/dp), I refused thinking I'm not psychotic and was afraid I'd turn into a zombie and get extra pyramidal side effects but that didn't happen. I need an antipsychotic, without it I feel worse and am a lot more passive, for instance I don't respond to people very much and don't even want to talk. I don't know why (..I guess I'm just crazy). I also start having that flow of words inside my head (doesn't mean hearing voices). But I still have dp/dr, it has gotten better since I started the med but there hasn't been any progress lately, I just keep waiting.
 
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Well, when my dp/dr first hit, i was put on the anti psychotic Seroquil. All it did for 6 weeks was knock me out so i could sleep.
It is used in small doses to "calm you", (in other words knock you out)
Its taken in doses of like 1000mg+ for people with schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. I don't know how thats possible because 25mg made my legs go numb and i just fell asleep.
Anyways, it didnt help the dp/dr AT ALL.
what helped me was Clonazepam for when it would get really bad, and i was put on the anti depressant Remeron (a new ssri).
To be honest, as soon as i got off seroquil and on remeron, my dp/dr got like 80% better

good luck to all
this is a HORRIBLE thing to deal with
 
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