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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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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?

Effexor and quetiapine (seroquel) why am I so scared to try another add in ?

Posted 18 Feb 2017 1 answer

Hi everyone, Once again I'm due to start an add in of an anti psychotic but every time I do my anxiety gets worse and I panic I also get funny heart beats feels like it's slow and exaggerated... is this likely to happen with seorquel too ? I'm on 375mg Effexor which I tolerate well... read more

Risperdal - Should it be combined with a SSRI to treat psychotic depression?

Posted 19 Aug 2018 2 answers

Should an anti-psychotic be used with an antidepressant for psychotic depression?

I've had insomnia for 10 years now. 8 nights without sleep once. Xanax my saving grace. Thoughts?

Posted 30 Mar 2019 1 answer

A few times I ran out of Xanax due to my tolerance building up over the years. Withdrawal from Xanax has landed me in the hospital multiple times in a psychotic state. (like having a nightmare while I was wide awake) I ran out of the house. Thank God I had a roommate who got me back inside. My... read more

Geodon (ziprasidone) & Seroquel (quetiapine) given together. Does this combination pose health risk?

Posted 21 Apr 2019 1 answer

My daughter was given this combination of medication after a psychotic episode, which includes paranoia, I've read 2 antipsychotics should not be given together and she just took them as she was prescribed them both today and now I read about the risks. Any thoughts?

Why do I experience paranoia and voices when withdrawing from low dose clonazepam?

Posted 6 Dec 2014 2 answers

I am a schizoaffective individual who, in psychotic episodes, experiences voices that seem/feel like memories and can be associated with mental images of the voice's setting. Voices are always of real people I've met. Anyway, I'm trying to withdraw from a low dose of clonazepam. For... read more

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