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Breakthrough with visual derealization

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Recently i had a complete breakthrough with my eyesight disorder or derealization. My main ailments are ocd and tourette's syndrome. The doctor said the dr is due to anxiety. Been on a low dose antipsychotic and the antidepressant Anafranil for many years now.
I'm wondering if anyone has a vision disorder where colours appear lighter, and distances look different and trouble focusing. Well if there's anyone with these symptoms and ocd a med called Benztropine might help you with the visual derealization.
It was originally given to me more than ten years ago to help with side effects from the antipsychotic i was on. It's also used for other things.
Recently the drug has worked wonders for me. It's brought me back to the world, and i'm feeling so alive, like i was before i had dp/dr. So if anyone has similar symptoms to what i described above, Benztropine may be of some assistance to you. If it helps 1 person, i know this post will be worth it.
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Looks like benztropine is an antiparkinsonian drug. The visual part of DP/DR, what I usually consider the DR part, is what kills me and is by far the most troubling part of my DP. If I could get rid of that, I think I'd be sittin' pretty.
benztropine has anti-cholinergic and antihistamine effects. obviously it affects the CNS if used in parkinson's

My doctor has lately been pretty open to any suggestions I have since I have tried about everything but it might be hard to convince him to put me on this one. I did try selegiline, an MAOI used in parkinson's and depression. at a low dose, it doesn't require dietary restrictions so I gave it a shot. it works by increasing dopamine in the brain, like most other antiparkinsonian meds. worked alright, kind of reminded me of wellbutrin at a low dose. since I didn't want to have the dietary restrictions of an MAOI, I opted for wellbutrin. Benxtropine works differently so maybe i could get a different result. I have tried tyrosine, too. It is kind of like a milder wellbutrin, increasing dopamine and norepinephrine.

Actually, my doc has let me try selegiline and naltrexone (opioid-antagonist) so it's possible. If I tell him about a guy here who has been on an anti-psychotic and AD and had a breakthrough with this, he might go for it.
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Synapse, what other meds have you been on? It could help in talking to my doc.
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