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shmoo
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Schizophrenia

Posted by @shmoo, Aug 29, 2012

I am currently located in Elizabeth, city North Carolina, my wife is suffering from schizophrenia, hearing voices, seeing things, delusional thoughts, and cognitive problems. She is on medication however nothing seems to work. I feel as though I don’t know where to go to get her help.. I am definitely open for suggestions

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piglit
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Posted by @piglit, Aug 29, 2012

Hi shmoo sorry that you are having so many worries with your wife. Maybe see the dr to see if the medication is working or needs to be adjusted and see if he/she can’t offer further advice for you. My niece had this condition and once the meds were adjusted everything started to settle down. Also maybe there maybe a support group in your area that maybe able to help you. Your in my thoughts Take care piglit


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Posted by @shmoo, Aug 29, 2012

thanks, we have been re-adjusting her meds for 17 years now, I am almost at my last end, I’m desperate for help!!!!


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Posted by @piglit, Aug 29, 2012

I’m so sorry shmoo wish that you could get the help that you need. Really don;t know what else to suggest. Do they have support groups in your area that may be able to o ffer some help . Always here if you just need to talk Piglit


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Posted by @ceilia, Aug 30, 2012

if you have been readjusting for this many years find another dr. not all can be helped with any disease,but you must continue to try. some medical schools and/or hospitals also have clinical trials for some diseases. you have access to the web. best of luck

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Posted by @shmoo, Aug 30, 2012

Thanks and I really appreciate the advice and kind words. She has had different Dr.s some with some success but her body always figures it out, or they don’t take their meds and re-lapse.. Support groups are almost non existent in this part of the country. Mental health is still kind of a closet illness around here (taboo) or (evil).


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Posted by @piglit, Aug 30, 2012

Hi again shmoo had a little look myself for you and found a site called Helpguide.Org. it seems like a good site and maybe able to direct and help you also seems to have connections with Harvard Medical School. Hope it helps anyway thought it may help so hope it does. Please stay in touch Take care Piglit


shmoo
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Posted by @shmoo, Aug 30, 2012

great info thanks piglit, gonna make some calls monday. I’m at work right now its 2:23 am lol….. ZZZZZZ during the day time.. I will stay in touch . SHMOO

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piglit
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Posted by @piglit, Aug 30, 2012

No worries shmoo let me know how you get along. Will talk to you soon Piglit


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Posted by @saraandivor, Oct 25, 2012

I would recommend you try to avoid ziprasidone (geodon), as this atypical antipsychotic, vs. all the others, has a much higher risk of longterm extra pyramidal side effects. Seroquel and olanzapine are both far better from a parkinsonian point of view, but have adverse weight and cholesterol effects Hope that’s a help.


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Posted by @adria718, Sep 11, 2012

Hi Shmoo I have a very close friend who suffers from Schitzophrenia. The doctor recently changed his antipsychotic and has been doing GREAT! He was doing very poorly while he was taking the same pill for many,many years (it was not working anymore) He is now talking Latuda 40mg as well as 1500mg of Depakote and Seroquel @ night. He says since he started the Latuda he has seen a big improvement, and so have I. Can’t hurt to inquire about it 🙂 Good Luck


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Posted by @nicncakes, Feb 23, 2013

Dont know all her history with this but Just a small suggestion – After reading the book “Brain on Fire” it really opened my eyes to those diagnosed with Schitzophrenia and the drugs that can sometimes make things worse. Im not suggesting your wife has this same thing but this womans story told a lot more than I expected. Not that you have the time with what you are going through but if you ever do, it really helped me.

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