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Bi-Polar Disorder and Antipsychotics.

craigella123craigella123 Member Posts: 6 Listener
Hello everyone,
About 20 years ago I was put on 4mg of the antipsychotic drug Respiridone for what was quite a bad psychosis. All I did while on this drug was stay in bed and I couldn’t function normally at all. The problem I have is trying to reason with why the psychiatrists at the time kept me on it for years on end. I had no life and feel that so many years have been wasted. After the initial psychosis I think the dose should have been lowered. Your thoughts on this please. 😞

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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi,

    We are not medically trained here and can't give you any advice unfortunately. When you need advice about medication then the best person to speak to is your GP.
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • drewdundeedrewdundee Member Posts: 49 Courageous
    edited June 2019
    Hi, 

    Best advice is from the post above. Some of the medications i was on for pain made it hard for me to function to on a daily basis so i totally understand how you feel. Hopefully your GP will be able to offer you something that's effective but will allow you to get about more. From my experience is usually very much trial and error with medications.

    Best regards 
    Drew
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