I think my biggest fear, however, is that whatever I take my brain just eventually adjusts to- and so eventually the doses always seem to go up. And I don't want to keep going up on Zyprexa. I don't even want to be on it, but I had finally come to terms with the 5mg. And so I am just worried- if I start to get manic on 7.5mg, will it now get raised to 10mg, etc.
Plus I feel a little spacey on the higher dose, and I really don't like that feeling.
But for now, I am back to 7.5mg, after talking to my psychiatrist. What did I think he would advise me? What psychiatrist has ever advised me to go down on meds? Except for klonopin. That is the only drug I have had a doctor want me to decrease or go off of.
But I do like him. He checked me for lithium tremors (none), and did a screen for involuntary movements for tardive dyskinesia (none). Most psychiatrists don't do that. Or at least the ones that I have had. But I really think that if you are prescribing antipsychotics, you should be doing regular involuntary movement screens on those patients.