Posted: Jul 18, 2017 5:51 pm
by Keep It Real
So I've come off my antipsychotics and am diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia. Flupentixol, my antipsychotic medication, has a biological half-life of 36 hours and my last dose was 72 hours ago, so I've got a quarter of my regular amount in my system. This would not have been enough to alleviate the symptoms of schizophrenia in the past, but I've been taking antipsychotics for the last four years (since my last hospitalisation) and am not experiencing any symptoms of psychosis - I do however feel more energised and creative. There's no paranoia which is the main thing. Perhaps I'm healed, or perhaps one must sit without antipsychotics for a period of time before psychotic thoughts can manifest. Is psychosis a narrative which takes time to develop and take hold, or am I cured? Thoughts? Time will tell, but don't worry, I will take my meds again if and when I start to feel paranoid about hell or people or government surveillance or mind control or just anything which causes me fantastical anxiety. Anybody been through anything similar? Cheers KIR