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Posted by bleauberry on June 10, 2008, at 17:40:53

In reply to URGENT EXPERT ADVICE NEEDED, posted by Jeroen on June 10, 2008, at 8:02:30

I'm really sorry things are so trying for you right now. You deserve to feel better.

While the diagnosis and symptoms point to using antipsychotics, I think your experience with them shows that in your case that is not applicable. There is something else going on that is totally untouched by dopamine blockade and serotonin blockade. Whatever is causing your symptoms appears to be outside the dopamine/serotonin systems, and that would hypothetically explain why antipsychotics have not helped you very much. They are missing the chemistry that is the problem.

So what chemistry is the problem? I have no clue. Only that if serotonin and dopamine are somehow involved, they are only minor players.

Other drugs used in schizophrenia are lithium, depakote, and memantine. Sometimes lamictal. Your symptoms might be based more in the glutamate/gaba axis than anything else. I wonder if you have ever tried Xanax? Klonopin?

Just some ideas. If what should work doesn't work, well, logic says look elsewhere. Simple as that.




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