Antipsychotics side effect

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Hi, am on 15 mg of aripiprazole, lithium 1000mg and citralopram. I feel out of it on the antipsychotic, but need to take it due to having schzoiaffective disorder and I was in hospital again 3 months ago. I hate this sedated state and struggle to cope with it. I went back to work part time, which helps. Just wondered how other people cope with this?

Louise

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    I have just come off Risperidone and am on a high dose of aripiprazole.

    I seem to be able to cope at the moment although the locals in my village are acting odd and being difficult towards me.  I should be discharged from hospital soon and can't wait.

    Richard

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      Thanks for replying Richard. I was in hospital in October till Christmas, so can relate to wanting to get home. I was on risperdone before and think aripiprazole is better.

      Don't worry about the locals.

      Louise

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    Hi Louise. I have schizophrenia and have also spent months in hospital, awful isnt it? I have tried most of the atypical newer antipsychotics. I've worked my way through them because I also found them too sedating, and was desperate to be able to get back to work. I've found Amisulpride to be the best so far. Not sure if you've tried this or if you'd be willing to talk to your psychiatrist about switching?
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      Hi, have not tried that one will look it up. Am so depressed taking sedating drugs. Just want to be me again. Thanks for replying x
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