hi pearl, I have been taking medication for a long time, I started taking it aged 18. I don't think I ever needed it really. I have been on antipsychotics since 18 but stable on abilify since 2007. I am 32 years old now and have spent the last 3 years coming off the medication. I don't like it when people just attribute it to stress
, stress was never the reason why I took it. I was in hospital and took many different and damaging drugs, but the psychiatrist never informed me what I was taking. I have been coming off the medication and as I reduced the dosage, I noticed signs of Tardive dyskinesia
or dystonia. I have been to the GP but to be honest, she has been asking me strange questions the more I go and visit her. After the appointments she write that I am just suffering anxiety
, how can she do this? I find her to be callous. I did
everything to avoid getting TD but nodody apart from my parents but the GP will not listen to my parents because she says I am old enough to help myself. How can she be so callous with me?
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is there anything in particular that seems to make the symptoms better or worse?
Customer: for 2 years. Yes, I cannot seem to be able to plan things, the symptoms are almost always there.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the psychologist should know?
Customer: i would describe the feelings like a form of paralysis, which affects my neck, and started with twitching in the corners of my eyes when i was on holiday.