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Doctor insights on: Trileptal Antipsychotic Med

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Dr. John Moranville
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Antipsychotics (Definition)

These are medications used among other things to treat psychosis. There are two poorly named classes: the typicals, because they used to be typically used, and the atypicals, which are now typically used. They differ in that the so called atypicals are non-neuroleptics and interact with both serotonin and Dopamine receptos, while the typicals ...Read more


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I take antipsychotics gained 100 pounds diet excersise doesn't work on the med but helps me sleep and helps mood would weight surgery be option?

I take antipsychotics gained 100 pounds diet excersise doesn't work on the med but helps me sleep and helps mood would weight surgery be option?

Weight loss surgery.: Weight Loss surgery would be an option for you. You'd need to meet with your psychologist or psychiatrist to see if mentally you'd be an appropriate candidate for such surgery. ...Read more

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44 yo f on antipsychotics meds mood is very violative 10 days before ttom mood stabilizes for a little while after can this corrected by another med?

44 yo f on antipsychotics meds mood is very violative 10 days before ttom mood stabilizes for a little while after can this corrected by another med?

Complex medically: In my experience, some women with severe mood changes prior to their menstrual period will respond positively to lithium and others to zoloft (sertraline) taken only during that time; but you seem to have a complex medical situation that might preclude either or both. Would want to know more about what's been tried in the past and the name of the antipsychotic you are currently taking. http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=ttom. ...Read more

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I have been on antipsychotics for six years. I can't sleep now without taking a med. will mirtazapine allow me to sleep every night?

I have been on antipsychotics for six years. I can't sleep now without taking a med. will mirtazapine allow me to sleep every night?

Uncertain: However, Mirtazapine is often prescribed to help with sleep. In the meantime, how is your sleep hygiene? Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, ...Read more

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How do you find a good cardiologist who treats mentally ill pat. As if they are real humans and don't act like taking an antipsychotic is elective med?

How do you find a good cardiologist who treats mentally ill pat. As if they are real humans and don't act like taking an antipsychotic is elective med?

I'm sorry...: That you've had that experience. I hate when that happens, but i've heard that from my patients many times: "if you would just get off that seroquel, (quetiapine) you'd be fine!" or something similar. Some can switch to a different med--latuda seems to have a better se profile than others; but many people struggle for too long to find a drug that works for them and can't just switch. Ask md to refer you elsewh. ...Read more

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Bad hallucinations had them for 20 yrs or more on no antipsychotic med what is the best one to get on. Tried risperdole seroquel (quetiapine) thorazine etc help?

Bad hallucinations had them for 20 yrs or more on no antipsychotic med what is the best one to get on. Tried risperdole seroquel (quetiapine) thorazine etc help?

Options: If hallucinations are auditory or visual and thought to be associated with a mood or thought disorder then most efficacious (reducing severity of symptoms) are Olanzapine and clozapine. These two unfortunately have a high side effect burden. ...Read more

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Ventilated pneumonia patient needs antipsychotic med's before extubating. How to make med's work quicker than 2 wks? Agitation prevents extubation.

No definite answer: Many critically ill patients suffer from delirium. The exact cause of this ICU delirium is not understood, at times metabolic problems such as kidney or liver failure, or side effects from other medications play an important role, but sometimes no cause is identified. In that situation a number of drugs can be tried, including antipsychotics, but there is no definite evidence of any specific rx. ...Read more

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Any long term med for sleep not causing tiredness in day? lexapro (escitalopram) tired after waking mouth dry tongue numb am in recovery no longer on antipsychotics

Most sleeper meds: have a hangover, with Trazodone being one of the worst. You describe morning side effects that are well-known from SSRI's and SSNRI's. Are you taking antipsychotic meds? These also have side effects. Who prescribes these? Visit this MD and tell him/her pronto. Recovery? (Not drinking or using drugs?) There are lots of things to try... ...Read more

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I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?

I'm curious. How common is Nystagmus with Trileptal? I take 150mg a day. Does drug induced Nystagmus resolve with discontinuation of the med?

With overdose: Lamotrigine induced nystagmus has been reported with toxic levels. Your daily dose is of normal range but it is possible you were titrated up too quickly. You need to be weaned off the drug safely and I recommend calling your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What is a good low side effect med for trilegimal neruigia .. I'm on Trileptal now but it's delepingy sodium..

What is a good low side effect med for trilegimal neruigia .. I'm on Trileptal now but it's delepingy sodium..

Lots of choices.: Medications might include Carbamazepine (like trileptal), neuron tin, lyrica, (pregabalin) baclofen, cymbalta, but also maybe, lamotrigine, tricyclic antidepressants. Better yet might be a needle directed balloon decompression of the exit foramen in the skull. Your neurologist can assist in redirecting your therapy. ...Read more

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What is a good med for trilgelmial neuralgia . I've already been on Trileptal it deleped my sodium. I'm on gabintin and Dilantin now it's not working?

What is a good med for trilgelmial neuralgia . I've already been on Trileptal it deleped my sodium. I'm on gabintin and Dilantin now it's not working?

Suggest: If it is meds, might find more success with lyrica, (pregabalin) baclofen, or even amitryptyline, but there are minimally invasive surgical techniques via needle/balloon decompressions of the foramens where the nerve exits. Maybe consult a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Last PM my Dr. upped my Trileptal from 300mg to 450mg and now I am extremely nauseated. Also Is it a good med for bipolar along with Abilify (aripiprazole) 30mg?

Last PM my Dr. upped my Trileptal from 300mg to 450mg and now I am extremely nauseated. Also Is it a good med for bipolar along with Abilify (aripiprazole) 30mg?

Trileptal: Nausea & other GI side-effects not uncommon & most times they subside with time. Trileptal at optimum dose is decent Anticonvulsant which can work as anxiolytic & mood stabilizing agent. ...Read more

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What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc?on trileptal,wellbutrin,neurontin,klon.

What migraine med works best for someone weaning off topamax, (topiramate)w no weight gain or memory loss side effects etc?on trileptal,wellbutrin,neurontin,klon.

Beta blockers: The beta-adrenergic blockers are the most commonly used prophylactic migraine medications. Inderal, (propranolol) Corgard, Tenormin, just to name a few. They have longer half-life and more favorable side-effect profile. Take care. ...Read more

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How do antipsychotics work?

Block dopamine : Each antipsychotic has a slightly different receptor profile, but the one thing they all have in common is Dopamine receptor blockade. Though other factors may play a role, it is commonly accepted that increased Dopamine transmission is a major component for the development of psychosis. ...Read more

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Could taking antipsychotics make me feel crazy?

Antipsychotics: Depending on what they are prescribed for, can make you more clear in thinking & emotions. ...Read more

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What antipsychotics cause NMS? What are symptoms of NMS?

Great Question : Any of the antipsychotic medications can cause NMS or Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome. The higher potency antipsychotics have a higher risk. The symptoms are life-threatening and may include fever, muscle stiffness or rigidity, loss of consciousness, and unstable vital signs. The treatment involves stopping the antipsychotic medication and supportive care in the ICU. Meds are also used to counter. ...Read more

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Which drugs have the opposite effects of antipsychotics?

Why?: I am not sure why you would want to cause psychosis, but for people who are prone to psychosis many things can cause or increase psychotic symptoms. Cocaine and methamphetamine frequently cause paranoia, hallucinogens such as LSD, PCP, etc cause hallucinations. Even marijuana can cause psychotic sxs for some ...Read more