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neuroleptic dosage, long term

Posted by Christ_empowered on September 4, 2022, at 10:56:19

it seems that many long term neuroleptic-treated people end up on high(ish) doses, over time. to me...this is disconcerting, because it invites all sorts of problems -in the aggregate- (emphasis because individuals may get good results; it is the overall not so good results that concern me).

I'm on aripiprazole. my current prescriber tells me this is a better option for the long haul. the internet tells me that -some- studies indicate that people treated with aripiprazole showed some gains in quality of life and satisfaction with the chosen neuroleptic vs older drugs and I think (?) some of the "atypicals," too. so...OK. neuroleptic selection for the long haul...done.

but dosage? I'm at 20. 15 would probably be better for the long haul. My more humane and better than I've ever experienced previously, but still worrisome, at times. I have a good counselor, but I think he's more conservative and (oddly enough) has more -faith- in "the meds_ than...

many prescribers. so, what he regards as "paranoia" prompts a med check which results in a bump to 20 that has lasted for 1 or 2 years, now. thing is...

paranoia and being on edge -happen- , and that's the thing....this is heavy artillery.

how are you (generalized you; you out there, etc.) doing, long term, with major tranquilizers? dosage? tics and such? overall quality of life? my other issue...

I kind of wonder about the wisdom of staying on a full dose tranquilizer 24/7, for years and years and years on end. Especially since I'm prone to rather severe depression, it seems...not so ideal. but is it really "ideal" for anyone? just...take what you can, I guess? play the hand you're dealt? I don't know of any alternatives. honestly.




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