Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 851170

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looking for suggestions for good med to improve

Posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 12:37:09

Attention ,Short term memory and visual memory
I am daignosed with Schizophrenia and I took untill today Ritalin...Because of concern of worsening simptoms of schizophrenia my doc and I wants to try new med , not ritalin/adderal meds, somthing else

Any suggestions?

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve JDx

Posted by Phillipa on September 9, 2008, at 12:41:13

In reply to looking for suggestions for good med to improve, posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 12:37:09

I'd suggest an antipsychotic. Are you not on one? Love Phillipa

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve

Posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 13:08:17

In reply to Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve JDx, posted by Phillipa on September 9, 2008, at 12:41:13

> I'd suggest an antipsychotic. Are you not on one? Love Phillipa

hello,
I am on 2 antipsychotics and I am also taking Glycine.
but they don't help much for this cognitive deficits.

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve

Posted by Zyprexa on September 9, 2008, at 16:06:14

In reply to Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve, posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 13:08:17

What 2 antipsychotics?

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve

Posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 17:32:40

In reply to Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve, posted by Zyprexa on September 9, 2008, at 16:06:14

> What 2 antipsychotics?

solian and risperdone at low doses
I have only negative simptoms ...risperdone is good for anedonia and excitment and solian for anxiety , emotions, social withdrawl etc

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve

Posted by desolationrower on September 9, 2008, at 21:02:20

In reply to Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve, posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 17:32:40

Thats an interesting combination of antipsychotics. A tca like desipramine could help, or guanfacine. Nicotine would probably help too.
Really though, if you have positive symptoms under control, and it sounds like thats is definatly the case, i would hope you could keep stimulant use open as an option.
-D/R

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve

Posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 22:40:15

In reply to Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve, posted by desolationrower on September 9, 2008, at 21:02:20

> Thats an interesting combination of antipsychotics. A tca like desipramine could help, or guanfacine. Nicotine would probably help too.
> Really though, if you have positive symptoms under control, and it sounds like thats is definatly the case, i would hope you could keep stimulant use open as an option.
> -D/R
the problem with guanfacine is that it cause decreased libido...and with all the meds I am taking , my libido is aready decreased..so I think it is not an option..
about desipramine - its an option, though acording to wiki it can cause cancer

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve JDx

Posted by Racer on September 9, 2008, at 23:38:12

In reply to Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve, posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 22:40:15

Strattera comes to mind -- I took it for a while as an antidepressant, and it was actually pretty good for me. It might have been, oh, a tad activating -- and I've finally accepted that I'm a little activated to begin with ;-)

Seriously, though -- Strattera was a pretty friendly drug for me, with very few side effects. It caused menstrual changes, may or may not have had something to do with a concurrent increase in anxiety symptoms -- I now think it was primarily situational, but at the time I attributed it to the med -- and it didn't cause any of the problems other meds had caused me like apathy, constipation, weight gain, etc.

If you haven't tried it, it's probably worth talking to your doctor about it.

Good luck.

 

Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improv

Posted by azalea on September 14, 2008, at 0:11:40

In reply to Re: looking for suggestions for good med to improve, posted by JDx on September 9, 2008, at 17:32:40

Perhaps selegiline would be worth a try.

Human Psychopharmacology. 23(2):79-86, 2008 Mar.
Efficacy of selegiline add on therapy to risperidone in the treatment of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia: a double-blind randomized placebo-controlled study.

> > What 2 antipsychotics?
>
> solian and risperdone at low doses
> I have only negative simptoms ...risperdone is good for anedonia and excitment and solian for anxiety , emotions, social withdrawl etc
>


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