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What is the progression of recovery from paranoid psychosis?

How does a paranoid psychotic episode end? Assuming that someone is on medication that starts working, does it tend to be a sudden thing where they wake up one day and they no longer believe in any of the huge conspiracy their mind had created? Or do they gradually stop believing the least plausible delusions one by one? Or do they stop feeling the terror associated with it first, and maybe even continue to believe that all that stuff DID happen to them, but that it isn't an ongoing threat any more? Or do they maybe just become more open to logical arguments against their beliefs? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Dec 31, 2012 - 11 answers

Drugs make my bipolar mom a shell of herself. She says it's worth it.

Extremely medicated mom: My mom has struggled with intense bipolar disorder for most of her life. She attempted suicide twice and has been hospitalized 3 times. For the past 3 years or so, medication has stabilized her moods, but at what appears to me to be a heavy cost. She's dulled and flattened to the point that she seems like only a small fraction of the person she was. It's hard for me to see her this way, but I don't know what I can do. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 26, 2012 - 20 answers

Do some beta blockers cause less fatigue than others?

Do some beta blockers tend to have more side effects than others? [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on Nov 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Girl needs therapy

Therapy hasn't helped in the past. But I need to do something, FFS. What else should I try? [more inside]
posted by indognito on Nov 2, 2012 - 13 answers

Holding burnout at bay

Considering asking my doctor for modafinil; concerns and questions. [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Oct 21, 2012 - 17 answers

How to make therapy work?

"You can't get over this unless you really want to." Do I not want to? I need to want to, and I'm a self-sabotaging ball of nonsense. Have therapist and group therapy, intake appointment for medication on two days, feeling like I'm maybe just making it all up. Or I'm using my intelligence to pull one over on either my therapist, or myself. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 26, 2012 - 25 answers

Can I over-medicate my itchy kitty?

Quick question about big kitties and flea topical drops... [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Sep 21, 2012 - 20 answers

Best OTC sleeping pill?

Is there a BEST over-the-counter sleeping pill or do I just need to find the one that is best for me? Or are they all the same? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2012 - 30 answers

Low cost bipolar ADD meds in US

Low cost bipolar ADD meds available in the US? [more inside]
posted by jchinique on Sep 5, 2012 - 6 answers

Hope for an Intractable Situation?

I am in what seems to be an intractable situation, due to a number of major errors on my part. Help needed for someone on the edge of a precipice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 30, 2012 - 20 answers

Paging MeFi Medical Sleuths!

Name that medication! Vaguely remembered medication from the early to mid-1980s. I was mildly depressed, feeling in a rut. I went to a Kaiser psychiatrist in San Diego, CA. He prescribed a small, white pill that I took for a relatively short time (don't think I refilled the 'scrip)--it was great, no side effects, just elevated my mood enough that I could do other stuff to help myself: started exercising, lost some weight, got out of the house more...just felt better. The records from that time are long gone--I checked. Any ideas about what it might have been? [more inside]
posted by agatha_magatha on Aug 23, 2012 - 19 answers

Was it a bad idea to put Advantage II in the refrigerator?

What is the best place to store my pets' flea medication. I had it in the fridge for the last few weeks. Is it ruined? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Aug 19, 2012 - 3 answers

How do I handle my doctor's office's incompetence?

My psychiatrist's office is behaving in an incompetent manner and I am furious. Aside from finding another doctor, how should I handle this? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Aug 14, 2012 - 30 answers

Help me get to the root of the problem

I'm a man in my early 40s with a full head of hair. In its natural state, my hair is completely gray. So why is it turning orange all of a sudden? [more inside]
posted by Ratio on Jul 20, 2012 - 16 answers

Is This Situation Reversible?

Is there help or hope for my situation? Post- manic episode: insomnia, various medication trials, zombie brain state. [more inside]
posted by airguitar2 on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Give me hope and fish oil.

Help me get off of SSRIs! [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 11, 2012 - 31 answers

Wait, what were we talking about again? Oh yeah, right.

Help with memory loss please! I am taking lithium for my mental illness, and although I've tried numerous other medications, it does the best at managing my symptoms with minimal side effects except this major one: I think I'm having a LOT of memory loss. I'm looking for coping strategies, techniques, etc that might help mitigate this. [more inside]
posted by thankyouforyourconsideration on Jun 8, 2012 - 11 answers

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my medications?

How do i talk to my doctor about switching my prescription from Vicodin(hydrocodone)/Tramadol to oxycodone? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl on Jun 8, 2012 - 17 answers

I just want to be myself again. I need to clean up the mess of the last few months.

Birth control filter : BC linked to risky/daring behavior? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on May 23, 2012 - 9 answers

All I know is I take my medicine, I always take my medicine.

[PlaylistFilter] Songs about being on, or prescribed with, psychiatric medication. [more inside]
posted by Yma on May 18, 2012 - 52 answers

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK.

Why can't duloxetine (cymbalta) be prescribed to me? Is there some kind of restriction in the UK. [more inside]
posted by conrad101 on May 17, 2012 - 7 answers

How do I handle seeing a doctor about depression or anxiety medication?

How do I handle seeing a doctor about depression or anxiety medication? [more inside]
posted by omicron on Apr 10, 2012 - 25 answers

I want a life without all of this medication

I am too young to be on all this medication. I’m willing to make drastic lifestyle changes to get off of them. Please help me. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2012 - 35 answers

The Little Red Bumps Are Firmly In Control

Does anybody know of a cheap, effective way of treating Folliculitis? [more inside]
posted by Toby Dammit X on Mar 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Please help me find cheap prescription meds.

Please help me lower the cost of my prescription meds. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2012 - 11 answers

Can a US employer ask what medications I'm on?

An employer decides to update their employee database and distributes a form with the usual name, address, emergency contact stuff on it. There is also a line for "Any medications you are currently taking." [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 16, 2012 - 13 answers

Help me mail these drugs!

I need to mail prescription medications from the United States to my son, who is doing student exchange in Brazil. How can I best accomplish this? [more inside]
posted by SomeTrickPony on Feb 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me stop hoovering up the treats tray

I'm taking medication that makes me hungry all the time. Added to this, I work somewhere that often has sweets around and I have not very much willpower at all. How can I deal with the hunger in a way that doesn't lead to a sugar high? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 31, 2012 - 36 answers

Why are all my doctors overdiagnosing me with things I don't have?

I feel that my doctors are overdiagnosing me - psychiatrists, specialists, and even pcps. I feel like a lab rat or a trophy case for them - "here's one of my patients, she encompassed the entire diagnostic manual, ha ha!" What's going on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 17, 2012 - 26 answers

What to expect with Seroquel

I've been prescribed Seroquel (Quetiapine). This is the first antipsychotic I've been given. What can I expect? What helps? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2011 - 20 answers

My brain wants me to hate myself. My self wants me to finish college. Help.

Please help me make a plan to deal with the aftermath of this episode of severe depression. For various reasons I would really prefer not to be enrolled in college again next semester. It's long, I'm sorry, but I wrote this too quickly to pare things out. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Nov 30, 2011 - 12 answers

How can I wake up on Seroquel?

How can I help prevent this seroquel hangover? [more inside]
posted by trogdole on Nov 7, 2011 - 12 answers

They all taste the same!

I'm going to a wine tasting, but I have a low-level cold that's probably going to be around until then. Will medication save me? [more inside]
posted by themel on Nov 4, 2011 - 4 answers

How much cheaper are generics?

How extreme is the price difference between generic antidepressants of various types and their non-generic counterparts in Australia, assuming one has a prescription and a medicare card? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Oct 27, 2011 - 8 answers

What should we expect with our medicated dog?

So we finally broke down and put our dog on clomipramine. What to expect? [more inside]
posted by griphus on Oct 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Keeping the weight off

I'm obese and recently went on a new medication that's causing me massive weight loss. I can't handle the other side effects, so I'm unfortunately going to have to switch eventually. I'm looking for tips on how to maintain my lower weight once I'm off the drug, and hopefully lose some more. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 13 answers

AD withdrawal fun

I abruptly stopped Risperidone, Effexor XR, and Epival all at once and now I'm feeling like garbage. Is there anything I can do to mitigate the feeling like arse? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Oct 20, 2011 - 23 answers

Help me think of phrases that evoke youthful angst?

Help me think of some phrases, lyrics, or quotes that evoke youthful angst. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Oct 2, 2011 - 27 answers

Can I take beta blockers and still study/exercise at my normal capacity?

I am a PhD student 6 weeks from my oral exam. I am also an avid runner. I've just been prescribed beta blockers for recurring migraine - will I screw up both/neither of the above if I take them? [more inside]
posted by lxs on Sep 12, 2011 - 13 answers

When should I take my Synthroid?

Please help me figure out when to take my daily dose of Synthroid. I know it shouldn't be this hard, but none of the options I come up with are working. [more inside]
posted by stellaluna on Sep 12, 2011 - 22 answers

employment, careers, depression, and inpatient psychiatric care

Am I depressed because I hate my job? or do I hate my job because I'm depressed? Quitting is a bad idea, right? What about going to a psychiatric hospital? (warning: long) [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Sep 1, 2011 - 29 answers

In the mental health 'strike zone'

I have bipolar disorder. I live in Ontario, Canada. I'm not sick enough for disability and not well enough to keep a job. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 28, 2011 - 6 answers

I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now?

I have a family history of mental illness. I've been in therapy for four years without incident, but lately my anxiety and sadness seem out of control. What do I do now? [more inside]
posted by anotheraccount on Aug 15, 2011 - 27 answers

Side effects: nausea, headaches, Prader-Willi syndrome...

I'm taking a medication that slows down my metabolism whilst ramping up my hunger. What are some foods I can eat to lessen potential weight gain? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Aug 12, 2011 - 28 answers

Another ADHD meds question

I was prescribed Strattera for my adult ADHD, but after reading up on this drug I'm not so sure I want to take it. I'm looking for any Strattera experiences you may have, as well as general advice on the whole tweaking psych meds thing. [more inside]
posted by indognito on Jul 28, 2011 - 15 answers

Oh, Doctor, doctor, can't you see I'm burning, burning

Boyfriend is bipolar but won't take bipolar meds - help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 27, 2011 - 30 answers

I'd like to not feel crazy anymore, but I'm scared of the doctor.

I suffer from severe anxiety and PTSD stemming from an abusive childhood. I have frequent panic attacks, flashbacks, and bouts of derealization that are terrifying to me. I'm going to see a psychiatrist soon, and I'd like to know what to expect. Help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Resuming treatment for Adult ADD after taking a(n unofficial) break?

What is the best way to resume treatment of Adult ADD, after an extended break due to my own flakiness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Trial and error for meds sucks.

MentalhealthFilter: dealing with the trial and error of meds, wondering if it's just me or if it's really a brain issue. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2011 - 11 answers

I don't wanna work, I just wanna lie in my bed all day

Should I just accept that I need to be on SSRIs? Are there other meds that would help me more effectively? [more inside]
posted by whalebreath on Jun 3, 2011 - 35 answers

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