Gluten and medication sensitivity

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I have been misdiagnosed witth schizophrenai.  It turns out to be a gluten sensitivity but the doctor is still treaing me with schizophrenia medication and it is causing me problems.  I know for a fact that it is the medication giving me problems and I am normally happy and full of life.  Now I ma hardly living and have a constant fealing in my body to consume cigarettes and speed and canabis PLAEES HELP what do I do?

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    Wean off slowly!  I just don't get why a doctor would have you continue when the cause has been determined to be something else!  These drugs alter your nervous system once you have been on them a few weeks, and already the imbalance in your neurotransmitters caused by the drug is causing you bad side effects.  How long have you been on it?  Are you gluten free now?

    If you have been on them for a month or two, can taper off in about the same time that you have been on.  So if on for four weeks, taper back down over four weeks, dropping 25% per week.  If you have been on much longer, it is trickier because your system will have adapted to the drug's action by down-regulation/up-regulation, also known as oppositional compensation.   This means that you can't come off too fast or you will have problems in reverse, withdrawal.

    I just don't get your doctor's reasoning.  

    Aside from the horrible side effects, did the drug do what it was supposed to do?  What were your symptoms of schizophrenia and did you find them distressing?  If it is gluten intolerance, then a gluten-free diet should be what you need, not these powerful, mind-altering drugs.

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      Now I don't know much about schizophrenia or what kind of medication is used to treat it, however I do know certain SSRI's , SSNRI's and Anti Convulsive medication is used for pain.Pain management clinics prescribe tkind of medications for the chronic pain sufferers.
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      Im not sure what how to spell it but the medication they put me on sounds like cloral pixal.  Its been almost a year now.  My symptoms were unable to focus (it would move around the room on me), pressure on my head and face, overall feeling of a broken brain and no sense of well-being.  Because my gluten diet didn't clear up the affects from the medication he is still  traeting me with it.  
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      Clopixol? This as it is generally used as a depot injection rather than orally. Speak to your doctor about coming off before lowing any medication you take.

      Are you in the UK? If so it's rare that a GP would diagnose schizophrenia let alone prescribe anti psychotic medication. If this is the case ask why he hasn't referred you to the appropriate services for proper treatment which you should have recieved in the first place.

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