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I've tried Seroquel and Risperdal before and they didn't work. So Zyprexa is the only option for me? I don't really want to change medications anymore because I tend to have severe side effects before I get really used to the drug. I've been on Abilify for a year and a half now, and I'm finally getting used to it.
And if I started taking anti-depressants I'm sure I'd have other side effects too.
I'm tired of suffering from side effects of the drugs that are supposed to help reduce the symptoms but actually they don't. So I have to suffer from both the side effects AND the symptoms. Well, not all symptoms; some of the symptoms like voices and delusions have disappeared, but I'm still tired and my head feels fuzzy all the time. My doctor said that these are typical symptoms of schizophrenia.
Is there a possibility that I'm just having ups and downs and not that Abilify doesn't work for me? Because there were times when I felt better and everything seemed to be going alright while I've been on the drug. Well, even at those times my head still felt fuzzy, though.
My dose is going to be 3mg from the next visit to the hospital on. Will this reduce this fuzzy head feeling? I understand that this fuzzy head feeling is a side effect of Abilify as well as a symptom of schizophrenia...
You may need to take 2000mg a day of borage oil and 1 tsp a day of ground flax seed and the 'brain fog' should go away. Once some time passes, your doctor could re-test your EFA levels to determine if they are back in balance.
Hope this helps further and its certainly worth looking into as generic medication can deplete the body of certain essential vitamins and minerals that it needs to sustain balance...A full blood test wouldn't hurt either !...