diagonosed with depression, bpd, insomnia. taken drugs for sleep since 1982 anddon't know many be similar drugs since then, off and on, more regularly since1990. aniti psychotics from 2001. taken olanzapine/flupoxetine combo from 2004 to 2009 and 2010-2012. Taken trihexyphenidyl hydrochloride 1mg and trifluoperazine 2.5 mgcombo from 2004-(3 moths) restarted march 2011,continuing, quetiapine 25mg for 6 days in June 2012(5 day half and 1 day full dose)
current drugs: quetiapine stopped. aripiprozole, trifluoperzine& trihexyphenidyle combo and lorazpam fi.e april 2012 to 25 june 2012 which wasa reduced to half from 25 june except lorazpam full does of 1 and half mg. till now. now heaviness in the head and eyes, deterioration of vision, confusion, rash, excessive thirst, weakness. pdoc rude. so is the above dose ok or increase it. I am trying to come off only anti psychotics. will it cause tardive dyskinesia, worried. and what is substitue anti depressant. please reply
The medications you are taking may be causing the confusion, thirst, and weakness. Aripiprazole can cause drowsiness and weakness especially when combined with other medications that cause drowsiness such as lorazepam. Aripiprazole can also cause excessive thirst. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids, especially in hot weather, while you are taking aripiprazole. Consult your physician before stopping the medications you are taking. In some cases, these medications should be tapered to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
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