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Can psychiactric medications make you angry and hostile?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:51 pm    Post subject: Can psychiactric medications make you angry and hostile? Reply with quote

I am asking this because before the time of my diagnosis I was put on many different medications and then one day I suddenly became explosively angry and had frequent outbursts that I am in no way proud of. Embarassed I was living in a home with at the time and was frustrated with people, life, everything. I started behaving very hatefully and not like myself. I used language I normally never used and would scream and break things. What's really scary is that I wouldn't even really feel sorry for what I did. I had an awful time sleeping. At night I would be exhausted but as soon as I'd drift off I'd have a kind of spasm and be jolted awake. I also started getting physically sick a lot. I developed an eye infection that the doctor said normally affected people with thyroid problems. I had it tested and it was normal. Not long after that I got a throat infection and had to go to the hospital. The staff at the home thought all this was learned behaviour and the result of being spoiled by my parents! My anxiety was horrible, I would have difficulty breathing and feel faint while out in public. I was put on Trazadone to help me sleep at night and I was on and off so many meds-Paxil, Prozac, Lithium- I can't remember them all and they all seemed to give me awful side effects. I'm still on Trazedone and I now take Effexor and Lorazepam. I know that such drugs can make a person want to commit suicide and I have experienced disturbing dreams and night sweats. But I recently heard on TV about meds that can make also make you act the I used to, so I can't stop wondering...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, of course. Autism itself can also manifest with meltdowns as well as shutdowns.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Article: Psyche Meds Drove My Son Crazy:

http://www.salon.com/mwt/feature/2007/05/18/autism_misdiagnosis/index.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thorazine caused me Agitation, before it snowed me.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Medications can have extraordinary effects on you, your mood, and your ability to control it. I have had some rather terrifying experiences and they are relatively benign compared to reactions I have witnessed or read about subsequently.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depression meds are BAD. Do not EVER take them. They make you feel good when you first start taking them, which hooks you in. Then afterwards your general sanity will begin to deteriorate, but you won't even notice. That's because the pills make you so deluded, that you're thinking the pills are helping you (since they did at first). I was constantly fantasizing about killing people, and having other horrible psychotic thoughts. The worst part about it was that I didn't even realize it was bad. I started losing interest in everything I once loved, I had no libido (which made it difficult to keep any romantic relationship), and I had almost no appetite to speak of. I was a zombie drone, and I rarely ever felt happy. I either felt neutral or kind of sad. As a permanent side effect now, I have a significantly shorter temper than I used to. All thanks to the pills, even though I've been off of them for a couple years now.

A lot of psychiatrists are bought out by big pharma companies to peddle those awful mind-control pills, even though the bought-out bastard psychiatrists most likely know that they really ARE awful. They'll also make up problems for you, so that they can give you more pills and get a fatter paycheck from big pharma.

Interesting fact: Most school shooters were on SSRI's at the time of their shootings. Think about it...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't agree, Cyanide - some people are immeasurable assisted by psych medications. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that SSRIs are not effective or helpful for those on the spectrum (at least at traditional doses) and that some of those on the spectrum are more sensitive to the meds and get more benefit from microdosing of these drugs. I've tried a great many of the ones suggested over the years; the only ones that helped me were those focused on my anxiety and helping smooth my function instead of treating the wrong 'cause' of the symptoms the doctor could decipher at the time. But while you and I suffer at their effects, there are some who would not be alive or functioning without them. Just worry your advice could inadvertently hurt someone by being too broad.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, most school shooters whose medication status is known were pulled off SSRIs because of CCHR-esque propoganda like the quoted above. Score for scientology. Or something.

If meds help a person, they should take them, and not be judged for it. Is that really so difficult, for other people to be supportive of someone's medical needs?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:07 am    Post subject: can psychiatric meds make you mad? Reply with quote

both norpramin and concerta made me feel cross when i was on them, which abated when i stopped taking them. that was not one of the side fx listed on the warning label so i can't explain this. strattera didn't have this effect.
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