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Default Jun 18, 2024 at 04:00 AM
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I typed this the other day and the entire post went POOF so I'll try again.

I looked it up and clozaril and seroquel are the best meds for not having akathesia/EPS. They are both anitcholinergics and so they have the protection that cogentin, an anticholinergic, gives if you need treatment with that on other meds. Based on my own experience I'd say they are stronger anticholinergics than cogentin but without some of the side effects of cogentin (I'm a little foggy now on what those were as I haven't taken it in many years).


I know for me the combination of those 2 meds has made me better than anything else ever has and not a hint of anything bad. My pdoc didn't want to put me on 1st generation meds because I'd had so much trouble with EPS/akathesia on other 2nd generation meds so that's really good.

Anyway, just where my trajn of thoughts was going the other day.

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Default Jun 18, 2024 at 08:26 AM
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I typed this the other day and the entire post went POOF so I'll try again.

I looked it up and clozaril and seroquel are the best meds for not having akathesia/EPS.
Seroquel is a good medication, although some people may stop taking it without medical advice because it is very sedating and can cause clouded thinking. I never had to deal with this condition, so it is one of the few medications I am not on, but I have seen many people who were prescribed it professionally. I used to write a 30 or 90-day supply of it for them until they could see a psychiatrist if they needed it. Clozaril is also effective; I saw many people who were on that too.

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Default Jun 19, 2024 at 12:47 AM
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Anxiety is driving my bus. I need a good therapist. Not meds. Learned a lot tonight from my sisters friend.

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Default Jun 24, 2024 at 04:45 PM
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Saw Pdoc today. She said I never shouldíve been taken off propranolol at the hospital. Put me back on. Still on Ingrezza but I dunno if itís working. Also switched me from Ativan to Klonopin. Said it lasts longer. I took a good nap with no bouncing. Wants my on Vraylar in two weeks when I go back.

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Default Jun 24, 2024 at 04:48 PM
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Oh yeah Iíve been off invega. For over two weeks.

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Default Jun 26, 2024 at 07:24 PM
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Propranolol not working!

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I've been on 3 mgs of invega. When I was in the hospital, that psychiatrist put me on 9mgs. I was doing really good on it, no side effects. But then I forgot to call it in and it was out of stock.

So I I found some extra old 3 mgs. I took them and stated having really bad tremors and my lip on one side kind of curls in. So I went down to just 3 mgs and I still have tremors and my lip still curls in.

For the tremors I take propononal and cogentin. But it sucks bc the cogentin causes blurred vision for me so I can't drive at night. And it's hard to see when it snows or rains.

It has completely taken my period away. I do need to get on a different antipsychotic. But my life is really stressful so if and when my life calms down I'm just going to deal with the side effects. But I haven't found that it's causes anxiety.
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Default Jun 27, 2024 at 09:53 PM
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I agree with Rainbow that Seroquel and Clozapine are the best no-EPS antipsychotics. The only other AP I've been on that DIDN'T cause EPS was Zyprexa (and I've been on practically all of them except some first gens, Rexulti, and Caplyta).

Be aware though that with the anticholingeric effect also comes risk of urinary retention. I had that issue with cogentin and some other APs combined, but not with the three mentioned above without the cogentin.

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Default Jun 27, 2024 at 10:07 PM
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@Moose72

Have you ever tried Artane? I was on that for awhile when they had me on the dreaded prolixin. It worked better for me than cogentin, which didn't work at all and just gave me blurred vision.

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Iíve got Covid! Cough and stuffy nose. Went to urgent care yesterday. Never had it before.

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Still have covid

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Are you starting to feel better Moose?

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Are you starting to feel better Moose?
Yes nearly perfect but I canít take a Covid home test hands shake too much

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