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Re: Schizophrenia - Fluanxol Mimi

Posted by vwoolf on December 30, 2003, at 11:16:38

In reply to Re: Schizophrenia - Fluanxol vwoolf, posted by Mimi on December 30, 2003, at 7:35:53

Hi Mimi an Shannon,

I didn't know that brain damage might result from a psychotic breakdown. That really changes everything. I sort of thought that there was a continuous development from normality (?) to depression to bipolar to schizophrenia (madness), and that at any time you could move backwards or forwards on that line. If, as you say, brain damage is a possibility, it means there is no return. Please won't you tell me more about your experience, it's really important to me.

Thanks for your suggestions about different medications. Unfortunately I had a breast cancer scare a few months ago, and my psychiatrist is reluctant to prescribe any of the newer generation of antipsychotics, until I have tried the old ones, because they have some effect on the hormone balance. However I will ask him about the Geodon when I next see him - only on the 15th. I am actually feeling quite hostile towards him at the moment. He dumped this diagnosis on me together with the prescription, before going off on a four week holiday like just about every other doctor in Cape Town, leaving me to handle the disclosure/non-disclsure issues with family and friends. Probably wrongly I have decided not to disclose, which has left me feeling really isolated and desperate.

Bestest

Penny

 

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