For those who doesn't want to read below, as a summary I am looking for a antipsychotic medication that will not make me sleepy, sleep, tired, brain foggy. Last 3 years bipolar was added to my illness because of SSRI (prozac) usage.I will ask my pdoc about the recommendation.--------------------Hi. Anyway, my problem with the antipsychotics have been the sleeping, sleepiness, tiredness and brain fog issue. The only ones that did not make me sleepy or tired and with no brain fog was "Abilify" - Actually it did the opposite, gave me lots of energy but later it had lots of psychiatric side effects that I was unable to bear.The use of atypical antipsychotics such as quetiapine and olanzapine is increasing.In many cases, these medicines are used for “off-label” indications and this is a worrying trend given their potential for significant metabolic adverse effects.First-generation antipsychotics are also known as: typical antipsychotics, dopamine antagonists, neuroleptics and classic antipsychotics.Each term has important historical and conceptual implications.My psychiatrist is looking into options with the campus psychopharm expert, but I figure if I could get educated opinions from people who have taken some of these drugs, that might help too.:)Thanks for reading this overly long post, and for helping me!
I am sure that what makes one sleepy makes another person fully energetic, it depends on every person. The good news is that there is an antipsychotic with no sedation.Atypical antipsychotics, also known as second generation antipsychotics, include quetiapine, risperidone and olanzapine.Both types of antipsychotics act in a similar way by blocking receptors in the dopamine pathway, but atypical antipsychotics are less likely to cause the extrapyramidal adverse effects associated with the older typical antipsychotics.Since FGAs are considerably less expensive than newer antipsychotics, they remain a valuable option in the treatment of psychotic disorders.This article is an introduction to terminology, mechanism of action, classifications and potency of conventional antipsychotics.Later it was discovered that these effects are not required for therapeutic actions.The designation dopamine antagonists proposes differentiating FGAs and SGAs based on general pharmacodynamic differences.In example I see someone on a forum telling that Zeldox made him energetic and sleep less - but my personal experience was exactly the opposite - I was unable take my head up from sleeping. It's called Serdolect: tried it myself, and it really works and doesn't make you sleepy. The bad news is that Abilify is about the only AP which activates people. I also tried about 10 antipsychotics already, and all have some side effects.In any case I am asking - Is there any atipsychotic that makes energetic and makes no brain fog and normal or lesser sleep? Best of luck, Mirage I searched serdolect after your suggestion.The term “neuroleptic” refers to the ability of a drug to cause a syndrome known as “neurolepsis”.This syndrome has three main features : Initially, clinicians deduced that this symptomatology was a reliable sign of antipsychotic efficacy.