Category Archives: The Drugs

A place for postings about the medications Neil takes. Neil says that there is only one thing worse than being on anti-psychotics. it’s being off them.

New Medication: Review of Saphris

Just over a month ago, I started a new medication. It’s called Saphris It’s a sublingual tablet that I have to take daily which dissolves underneath my tongue. Medication is very tricky for those with schizophrenia. Finding the right medication … Continue reading

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Hope in the dark

I was pointed to this article in the Toronto Star. It’s something anyone should read. It details many of the pitfalls of the mental health system. Kit Skelly was a promising biology student as a child before having onset of … Continue reading

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Staycation and other things

After lengthy discussions with my supervisor, I have elected to take a week off starting last Saturday. It’s hard for me to step away from work. I spent too many years being completely unproductive that I am a bit uncomfortable … Continue reading

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New Medication…

My paper is finally done and I have taken a little break. I think I may have overextended myself writing a bit. There’s a desire on my part to be done my M.Sc. After being though so much, to be … Continue reading

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I apologize for being away from the blog for a while. I had an exam and a presentation to prepare for, and school comes first before any of my hobbies. On top of that I was experiencing side effects of … Continue reading

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Always Coping

So I’ve been having a few ups as of late. As I mentioned previously this has caused me some problems. I’m a bit more down to earth now, but I’ve had a few days that I’ve been dizzy on and … Continue reading

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Starting to feel a bit better

So my medication has been increased. It’s taken a few days, but I am starting to feel more like me. I also have been taking my anti-anxiety more to deal with moments when certain things in my life got to … Continue reading

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The fun…

Well, I haven’t been posting as much as I have been. Unfortunately that’s been due to medication issues. My dosage was too low and getting used to this new drug as well has been fun. Dosage has been increased, so … Continue reading

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Let’s experiment

Today I am seeing both my doctor and my psychiatrist. One of the topics today will likely be my medication dosage. One thing that most people without mental illness don’t understand is that there’s a lot of experimenting done to … Continue reading

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