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Re: Maxime - Questions about Thorazine

Posted by med_empowered on February 22, 2006, at 6:44:37

In reply to Re: Maxime - Questions about Thorazine Maxime, posted by TomG on February 21, 2006, at 16:55:35

hi! Like Maxime said, Thorazine was originally used in operations--it was used as a pre-op anaesthetic in France, where it was tested on mental patients. The big difference was dosing; pre-op, someone might get 25-100mgs (from what I understand). For schizophrenia, docs in the US tended prescribe at least 300, and usually more like 900-1500mgs, sometimes going above and beyond 6,000mgs. I myself find that short-term, low dose antipsychotics sometimes "clear my head"...long-term, though, they're not something I could tolerate.

If you do opt to take an old-school neuroleptic, I'd personally recommend low (ex: thorazine) or mid (example: trilafon) potency--haldol and the like are pretty hardcore in terms of side effects, and the TD risk **may** be higher. Also, since antipsychotics might cause "oxidative stress," upping your antioxidant intake might help some.


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