Recovery Coming off Invega (paliperidone) injections, v 5.0

Nina2021

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the luck is that if you have psychosis you have more possibilities. to recover from injections. I use zolpidem in america ambien for sleeping. better than benzo but addictive so don't use it during the day to get high like I did
I think it was stress related. I realized by myself it was not possible what I was thinking
 

MatteM92

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Ho dormito 2:40...
con zolpidem? o seroquel o imovane dovresti dormire di più. Anch'io ho 10 mesi e il sonno non è come prima devo prendere almeno 2 compresse la notte. ora mi sveglio solo 1 volta. prima di svegliarmi 4-6 volte. notte. ..assurdo. ci fanno impazzire. ma ora dormo 7-9 ore. solo con i sonniferi non è un sonno riposante. per questo diminuisco lo stilnox e uso surmontil che agisce sulla fase REM e lo fa. dormire sonni tranquilli
 

Nina2021

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con zolpidem? o seroquel o imovane dovresti dormire di più. Anch'io ho 10 mesi e il sonno non è come prima devo prendere almeno 2 compresse la notte. ora mi sveglio solo 1 volta. prima di svegliarmi 4-6 volte. notte. ..assurdo. ci fanno impazzire. ma ora dormo 7-9 ore. solo con i sonniferi non è un sonno riposante. per questo diminuisco lo stilnox e uso surmontil che agisce sulla fase REM e lo fa. dormire sonni tranquilli
What mostly destroyed xeplion is my sleep. Before with the combo 2 lorazepam 2mg lormetazepan and 192mg I was reaching 6 h now 2:40. It is really bad. I don't feel ever sleepy
 

RiccardoLL!

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Hello here, this is my first post. I've been watching this and other relative threads about antipsychotics to look for some hope even if i'm quite hopeless actually. Long story short in april 2021 I end up working in this private tattoo studio where they talk about how to control energies, magic, ego, illumination... Everything in there had a second hidden meaning and you could never tell exactly what was happening. This plus thousands other things plus that i was smoking quite a lot weed led me to believe weird things and i started acting delusional and paranoid for few days. My family freaks out on me and call the police, I end up in the hospital against my will (may 19th) where they put me on sleep for like 6 days for who knows what reason and start giving me depakin and abilify pills, then 400 mg abilify injection on june first. In about one day im depressed and social anxious, come out of the hospital two days later diagnosed bipolar.

They tell me i have to be on medication for indefinite amount of time or i will go manic again so i get two more shots of abilify in the next two months (last one August 1st). The next month I refuse having the shot because I'm no longer living since I had the first one. In all psychiatrists' opinions I should have relapsed in no time but guess what I never did and 9.5 months later I still am anedhonic, feel dumb, no creativity and major problem is I can't stay with people cause i can't think of anything to say so i just became asocial. Actually being suicidal cause i see no improvements in my cognitive abilities and I can't live this way, I have lost everything I had without it. Anyone else had a similar situation with abilify maintena and recovered?

Thanks.
 

n3ophy7e

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Just started abilify 400mg a few days ago
How are you feeling?

Hello here, this is my first post. I've been watching this and other relative threads about antipsychotics to look for some hope even if i'm quite hopeless actually. Long story short in april 2021 I end up working in this private tattoo studio where they talk about how to control energies, magic, ego, illumination... Everything in there had a second hidden meaning and you could never tell exactly what was happening. This plus thousands other things plus that i was smoking quite a lot weed led me to believe weird things and i started acting delusional and paranoid for few days. My family freaks out on me and call the police, I end up in the hospital against my will (may 19th) where they put me on sleep for like 6 days for who knows what reason and start giving me depakin and abilify pills, then 400 mg abilify injection on june first. In about one day im depressed and social anxious, come out of the hospital two days later diagnosed bipolar.

They tell me i have to be on medication for indefinite amount of time or i will go manic again so i get two more shots of abilify in the next two months (last one August 1st). The next month I refuse having the shot because I'm no longer living since I had the first one. In all psychiatrists' opinions I should have relapsed in no time but guess what I never did and 9.5 months later I still am anedhonic, feel dumb, no creativity and major problem is I can't stay with people cause i can't think of anything to say so i just became asocial. Actually being suicidal cause i see no improvements in my cognitive abilities and I can't live this way, I have lost everything I had without it. Anyone else had a similar situation with abilify maintena and recovered?

Thanks.
Hello and welcome to Bluelight, I'm glad you made your first post here. So sorry to hear you've still not recovered after 9.5 months. Do you do any exercise? What's your diet like?
 

RiccardoLL!

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Hello and welcome to Bluelight, I'm glad you made your first post here. So sorry to hear you've still not recovered after 9.5 months. Do you do any exercise? What's your diet like?
I did some exercise like I went to the gym for a month plus some sporadic biking and running but not much actually... These past few months I'm mostly just staying on my bed on my phone, shame on me. I eat what everybody in my family have, pretty much mediterranean diet so things like pasta, meat, vegetables, normal stuff for italian people..
 

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I did some exercise like I went to the gym for a month plus some sporadic biking and running but not much actually... These past few months I'm mostly just staying on my bed on my phone, shame on me. I eat what everybody in my family have, pretty much mediterranean diet so things like pasta, meat, vegetables, normal stuff for italian people..
Mediterranean diet is very very healthy <3 It would be good if you could perhaps try and at least do some walking each day, more than that if you can (e.g. running, weights etc). The exercise will help speed up your recovery time from the antipsychotics.
 

MatteM92

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Ho fatto un po' di esercizio come se fossi andato in palestra per un mese, più un po' di ciclismo e corsa sporadici, ma non molto in realtà... In questi ultimi mesi sono rimasto per lo più a letto al telefono, vergogna per me. Mangio quello che hanno tutti nella mia famiglia, praticamente la dieta mediterranea, quindi cose come pasta, carne, verdure, cose normali per gli italiani
Un italiano? Anche te? Qual è la tua storia
 

RiccardoLL!

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Riccardo non avevi psicosi? Te lo hanno dato a gratis come me? Abilify dovrebbe essere piu leggero xeplion peggio. Penso passerà anche io sto a letto con debolezza. 10 mesi
Ciao, prova a tradurre il primo post che ho scritto, più o meno c'è la mia breve storia li... Comunque non so bene cosa si intenda per psicosi, non avevo di certo allucinazioni visive o uditive ma stavo delirando, credevo di essere controllato o seguito da una serie di persone che si fossero organizzate per tenermi a bada... Un po' difficile da spiegare in effetti ma tralasciamo. Io più che per debolezza sono a letto per mancanza di stimoli, semplicemente non ho voglia di uscire perché non provo più alcun piacere a stare con gli altri dal momento che mi sento inutile...
(Prova a tradurre e scrivere in inglese i tuoi post così che tutti possano partecipare)

Eng.
Hi, try to translate the first post I wrote, more or less there is my short story there... Anyway I do not know what is meant by psychosis, I wasn't certainly seeing or hearing things but I was delusional, I thought to be watched or followed by a number of people who were organized to keep me silent... a little hard to explain, nevermind. Rather than for weakness I'm in bed for lack of purpose, I just don't go out because I do not feel any pleasure in being with others because I feel useless...
 

Airwick

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How are you feeling?


Hello and welcome to Bluelight, I'm glad you made your first post here. So sorry to hear you've still not recovered after 9.5 months. Do you do any exercise? What's your diet like?
I'm feeling good, haven't noticed anything too bad yet. Like I've stated before it's mostly sexual dysfunction that's affecting me. I just hope I return to normal when I'm done my community treatment order. I've read from many people that once they switched to abilify their sexual function improved. I used to be addicted to sex and porn before so this really hits me hard and makes me feel suicidal.
 

Airwick

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I'm hoping my libido and erections come back on abilify. From what I've read there's a chance it will after months or a year
 

Gdvffh

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Hello here, this is my first post. I've been watching this and other relative threads about antipsychotics to look for some hope even if i'm quite hopeless actually. Long story short in april 2021 I end up working in this private tattoo studio where they talk about how to control energies, magic, ego, illumination... Everything in there had a second hidden meaning and you could never tell exactly what was happening. This plus thousands other things plus that i was smoking quite a lot weed led me to believe weird things and i started acting delusional and paranoid for few days. My family freaks out on me and call the police, I end up in the hospital against my will (may 19th) where they put me on sleep for like 6 days for who knows what reason and start giving me depakin and abilify pills, then 400 mg abilify injection on june first. In about one day im depressed and social anxious, come out of the hospital two days later diagnosed bipolar.

They tell me i have to be on medication for indefinite amount of time or i will go manic again so i get two more shots of abilify in the next two months (last one August 1st). The next month I refuse having the shot because I'm no longer living since I had the first one. In all psychiatrists' opinions I should have relapsed in no time but guess what I never did and 9.5 months later I still am anedhonic, feel dumb, no creativity and major problem is I can't stay with people cause i can't think of anything to say so i just became asocial. Actually being suicidal cause i see no improvements in my cognitive abilities and I can't live this way, I have lost everything I had without it. Anyone else had a similar situation with abilify maintena and recovered?

Thanks.

Hey i can relate. I was hearing voices for 2 years but wasnt on any antipsychotics cause i hated the way they made me feel. My parents eventually could tell something was wrong with me and called the cops and sent me to a psych ward. I was given abilify pills and then kne abilify injection so i can get released. I had same symptoms you had, cognitive decline emotional bluntness and anhedonia. After about a year i recovered from the injection so i decided to move out of my parents place and went to a different city and was working at the airport. Then one day 6 months after moving i started hearing voices non stop. I couldnt sleep cause i was hearing voices. My roomate called my parents and told them something is wrong with me. So my dad drove to my place and suggested i come back home for 3 months. I was thinking if its only 3 months its not too bad an idea. So i did move back and shortly after they sent me to a mental hospital again where i got another injection, not abilify and i hsve been a mess since. Long story short. I did recover from the abilify but i ended up in a mental hospital again after that. I regret moving back in with my parents and am mad my roomate called my parents and told them im unwell.
 

Bigsmoke420

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@t_xeplionhell How many months since your last injection?
@Bigsmoke420 What in your opinion is the difference between those who recover and those who don’t, assuming they took only a few doses?
No difference, I seen people who exercise diet and do all the necessary steps to recover and dont. I'm not saying dont do those things, I'm just saying I've seen people who have done nothing and have a couple of doses and recovered.
 
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