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Did Prednisone cause psychotic event?

Posted 31 Mar 2013 10 answers

I was on Prednisone for almost three weeks for severe asthma issues. My pulmonologist prescribed first round, then I went to ER in the middle of the night because I couldn't breathe and ER doctor prescribed another round, then doctor was out of town so nurse recommended I stay on it until I ...

Lamictal + Abilify?

Posted 23 Jan 2015 7 answers

I'm 46- dealt with depression my whole life and at 19 had a psychotic break/manic episode and then diagnosed BP 1. I refused to take the lithium that was prescribed to me and had 3 more complete psychotic breaks- I got the hint and since the last manic episode was so horrific- absolutely ...

Can an unusually high dose of prednisone - 160mg per day - cause a psychotic break?

Posted 25 Oct 2016 6 answers

Thank you to all my friends here, your concern is very touching! This overdose (doctor investigated and admitted that he mistakenly wrote my prescription for FOUR times the dose that he meant to write it for). It actually took me months, no, I take that back, YEARS, to overcome all the negative ...

Are "drug-induced" psychosis the same thing as pseudo psychosis?

Posted 19 Jan 2013 5 answers

My psychiatrist changed my diagnosis from "major deppression" to "Bipolar Disorder" after I was put on "Nardil"-(MAOI) and had a manic/psychotic episode. I think all my manic/psychotic episodes have been triggered by the Nardil, though I stay on it because it's ...

Confused about quetiapine?

Posted 18 Feb 2014 6 answers

Hello,I am still confused why i was prescribed Seroquel,I know what the drug is used for and i was having a bad manic psychotic state when i was put on them,However if they are using these for a major depressive episode then my psychiatrist has completely defeated the object,Now 4-5 months on these ...

Can makers of prednisone be sued for severe side-effects that won't go away?

Posted 2 Jul 2016 2 answers

My wife suffered a psychotic episode after 3 days on prednisone, stopped taking it, but had to be hospitalized for over a week, still having visual hallucinations that won't stop. She is now taking Aricept to lessen the symptoms, but gets depressed over not being able to stop seeing things and ...

How long did Latuda take to work for your delusions/psychotic symptoms?

Posted 2 May 2017 1 answer

I've been on it for 2 months now and I'm stable but there is no decrease in delusions. I was on Latuda for a while a little over a year ago and I found it to be more helpful then but switched to loxapine because of bad fatigue, loxapine also made me fatigued. Anyhow, I had two major ...

Has anyone ever had any kind of psychotic reaction to Wellbutrin?

Posted 13 May 2013 3 answers

I was on Zoloft for about three years for anxiety and was switched over to Wellbutrin last week. There is a huge difference. Besides the very vivid dreams, I am feeling very lethargic and fuzzy headed most of the time. In addition, today I have started hearing "whispering" in my left ear ...

Anti-depressants, anti psychotics not working?

Posted 21 Jun 2013 3 answers

i had a panic attack 2 years ago and i havent felt right since. Every medicine that i have taken doesnt seem to work. i use ativan for the attacks. Ive taken zoloft, celexa, prozac, effexxor, lexapro, prozac, seroquel, zyprexa. Anybody know a another medicine that might help?

Venlafaxine and pregabalin?

Posted 23 Nov 2016 1 answer

Hi folks I have been taking 375mg venlafaxine which has helped me but I have been left still with anxiety and some racing thoughts. I have unsuccessfully tried some of the anti-psychotics even on a small dose I find them too sedating. So my psychiatrist has prescribed me pregabalin 75mg twice a ...

What are the best medications to treat the bipolar type schizoaffective disorder?

Posted 31 Dec 2017 3 answers

Over12-different anti-psychotic medicines have been tried to treat schizoaffective disorder, but non have worked. Please advise the proven medicines that most effectively treat the bipolar type schizoaffective disorder?

Switch Zyprexa to Abilify - lose weight?

Posted 1 Feb 2018 2 answers

I know Abilify is also known to gain weight. But I heard it is one of the least culprits when it comes to psychotic medicines. While Zyprexa is the worst culprit, by far. I am about to ask my doctor to switch me to Abilify from Zyprexa for that reason. Will I lose weight? My doctor first ...

Bipolar Disorder - Abilify and Effexor still not working after 2 weeks?

Posted 13 days ago 1 answer

Schizoaffective Bipolar disorder (sort of because the doctor hasn’t officially put this on file) since last February, following a frightening psychotic episode. Frightening enough that I now have PTSD from witnessing this event. Anyway, since about May 2018, he has been depressed. ...

Whats the difference between anti depressant and anti psychotic medications?

Posted 20 Nov 2013 1 answer

How does one affect you compared to the other? Are they prescribed according to the diagnoses, if so why, and what are some of the diagnoses/symtoms for which each would be prescribed?

For people on lithium have you gained weight on lithium?

Posted 10 Sep 2015 3 answers

Before I started lithium i off from anti-psychotic drugs. I lost a lot of weight. Later problem arose and my doctor prescribed me Lithium which at the start (2013) I was 190 now two years later I am 252 pounds

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