I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)

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   Biperiden is an interesting drug.  So is Haloperidol.  Like many interesting drugs that are supposed to make my life better, I’m going to ditch them for now and go Rambo.

   Having slowly returned to a comparatively mild relapse for a comparatively mild mental disorder, I need prescribed drugs now.  So far, the idea of mind-over-matter didn’t work for me.  Biperiden gives you lockjaw, and Haloperidol gives you the jitters that you can’t hide.  If you’re really intent on concealing shivering from Haloperidol, you might as well do the Macarena while having the Parkinson’s-like side-effect: there’s just no way you can hide it.

   I’ve had a history with prescribed drugs that affect your nervous system: they used to give me Midrid to control the ill-effects of migraine before I was diagnosed with the disorder.  After a three-week regimen, it effectively became my sleeping pill.  Midrid knocks you out like nobody’s business: I bet even Manny Pacquiao’s left hook can beat it.  Then came the tranquilizers.

   If you’re like me, you’re a medical guinea pig, especially when doctors tell you how much you need the tranquilizers.  I looked at the medical guides, and it seemed that the drugs they gave me over the past two years are the stuff you would shoot an elephant with.  I started off with Amisulpride, then to Chlorpromazine, then to the first witches’ brew of Haloperidol and Clozapine, then to Risperdal, then to the second witches’ brew of Haloperidol and Chlorpromazine, then to Clozapine, then back to Haloperidol.

   Risperdal, while obscenely expensive, tastes strangely like toothpaste and the melt-in-the-mouth thing was addictive.  But as much as I hate to admit it, Haloperidol is supposed to be my new best friend.

2 comments on “I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me)”

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    So it’s Biperiden… I’m relieved I actually learned something from my (somewhat crappy) Pharmacology class. -_-;; (My prof also taught Pediatric Nursing, and she claimed that sickle cell anemia was called as such because the cells were “sick”. Ehh. Sickle cells are shaped like sickles, and that’s how they got the name. T_T But.. Y.eah. I took everything she taught with a grain of salt. :x)

    I’m just curious… What’s more effective? Typical or atypical meds? 😐 I don’t mean to offend you or anything… ^^;; It’s just that my prof and my classmates have these debates in class, but I don’t know what to believe in because it’s not like any of them have personally taken the drugs. :T

    My Psych prof told us of this student who was assigned to the NCMH… He got a bit too curious about the effects of his patient’s meds so he took a pill (forgot what it was) and started acting weirdly. @_@ If I remember my prof’s story correctly, he actually started hallucinating.

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    Justine:

    Being guinea pigged (if there’s such a term), I must say that when it comes to “curing” schiz, I’m more partial to typical medication (if only that I’m more responsive to them than atypical meds) like Haloperidol and Chlorpromazine. They’re more economical: I get the former for around P15 to P20, and only need to take half of it in a given day (when I’m supposed to take them). Although they give you a heck of a lot of twitches, and get you sleeping about 16 hours on a good day.

    Atypical meds, on the other hand, work for some people, but not me.

    Hope that helped.

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