Does The Side Effect Of Blurred Vision Ever Go Away?
Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:16 AM
Been there, done that. I've been on 28 different psych meds. AAPs hate me.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:20 PM
Many of my posts are edited or have typos because I often post from my phone. I do my best to edit before any responses have been made.
Current meds, which sort of work: Remeron (mirtazapine) 30mg hs, Lamictal 100mg bid, Xanax 0.5mg qid, Zanaflex (tizanadine) 2mg bid, and heart meds
Crazy Meds that didn't work, or made me worse, or had side effects from hell, or were discontinued because my pdoc was playing med roulette: (definitely incomplete, in alphabetical order, mostly but not exclusively by trade names): Agomelatine, Ambien, Amitriptyline, Ativan, BuSpar, Celexa, Clozapine, Cogentin (for oromandibular dystonia due to APs and AAPs), Depakote, Deseryl, Effexor, Imipramine, Klonopin, Lexapro, Lithium, Mellaril, Paxil, Perphenzine, Prozac, Risperdal, Tegratol, Triavil (at a different time than just amitriptyline or just perphenazine), Valium, Wellbutrin, Zoloft, Zopiclone, Zyprexa
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I'm a brand-new sky to hang the stars upon tonight
But I'm a little divided
Should I stay or run away, and leave it all behind?
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:45 PM
Current psych meds: Tegretol XR (1400 mg), Lamictal (100 mg), Geodon (160 mg), Seroquel XR (350 mg), Klonopin (0.5 mg).
"As needed" meds: Ativan (1 mg - up to 3 per day) and Seroquel Ir/additional XR (25/50 mg - up to 3 per day)
Other meds: Levothyroxine (150 mcg), Propranolol (40 mg), prescription iron supplement (for anemia), prn sumatriptan injection
Old meds from the past in approximate order of stopping/being taken off (age 15-43):
Buspar, Prozac (maybe 1 week), Paxil (maybe 3 weeks), Effexor (maybe 3 weeks), Lexapro (2 months), Zyprexa, Risperdal, Naltrexone (alcohol cravings - didn't work), Neurontin, Cymbalta (maybe 2 weeks), Campral (alcohol cravings - helped some), Trileptal, Pristiq (maybe 2 weeks), Abilify, Vistaril, Cogentin,Seroquel ir, Provigil (total of 4 weeks - Ya hoo!!), Depakote ER, Invega, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XR, Perphanazine (Trilafon), Lithium ER, Navane.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 09:46 PM
I started Lamictal four months ago and have had this problem ever since. I was hoping it would resolve with time but I think it's here to stay as long as I am on Lamictal.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 05:40 PM
Cogentin (Generic: benztropine) destroyed my close vision.
After 1 day off it got better and after 2 days without the med, my vision was back to normal.
Edited by CircaM, 23 January 2013 - 06:00 PM.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 06:06 PM
Abilify didn't affect my vision, but the 2mg Cogentin I took with it for akathisia did. I saw an ophthalmologist and then a neuro-ophthalmologist; they were perfectly willing to blame the Cogentin. I cured it by stopping both the Cogentin and the Abilify. (I now take Latuda with propranolol and only 0.25mg of Cogentin for akathisia. No problem.)
For sleep (rotating): Lunesta 6mg; Seroquel 50mg
Prn: Xanax 2mg;
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