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Hi I am suffering from schizophrenia and insomnia since 4 years onwards doctor suggested me olimelt 10 mg and loricon 2 mg. Even after taking this mediations I am not able to get sound sleep. After consulting again doctor given zolsoma 10 mg. Right now I am taking these 3 mediations. Doctor said that I need to take these mediations life long. My questions is it fine to take mediations life long. And zolsoma 10 mg mediation is sleeping pill it's ok take life long.

Dr.P K Sukumaran 91% (3399ratings)
MBBS, DPM (Psychiatry)
Psychiatrist, Thrissur
Hi I am suffering from schizophrenia and insomnia since 4 years onwards doctor suggested me olimelt 10 mg and loricon...
The love and support of family and friends plays an important role in schizophrenia treatment and recovery. If you have a loved one with schizophrenia, you may be struggling with any number of difficult emotions, including fear, guilt, anger, and frustration. You may feel helpless in the face of your loved one’s symptoms, worried about the stigma of schizophrenia, or confused and embarrassed by their strange behaviors. You may even be tempted to hide your loved one’s illness from others. But it’s important to remember that a diagnosis of schizophrenia is not a life-sentence. Recovery is possible, especially with your love and support. To help someone with schizophrenia, it’s crucial you: • Accept the illness and its difficulties. • Not buy into the myth that someone with schizophrenia can’t get better or live a full and meaningful life. • Do your best to help your loved one feel better and enjoy life. • Pay attention to your own needs. • Maintain your sense of humor and remain hopeful. While dealing with a loved one’s schizophrenia can be challenging, the following strategies can help you guide your loved one on the road to recovery without losing sight of your own hopes and dreams. Tips for helping a loved one with schizophrenia • Educate yourself. Learning about schizophrenia and its treatment will allow you to make informed decisions about how best to cope with symptoms, encourage your loved one to pursue self-help strategies, handle setbacks, and work towards recovery. • Reduce stress. Stress can cause schizophrenia symptoms to flare up, so it’s important to create a structured and supportive environment for your loved one. • Set realistic expectations. It’s important to be realistic about the challenges of schizophrenia. Help your loved one set and achieve manageable goals, and be patient with the pace of recovery. • Empower your loved one. Be careful that you’re not taking over and doing things for your loved one that they are capable of doing. Support your loved one while still encouraging as much independence and self-help as possible. Please take Sizopin 25mg half or one at bed time
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Hello sir I am a schizophrenic. I have been taking medications from 9 and a half years. Now I am taking oleanz 10, joykem odt 100, clonotril and peracit. I am feeling a lot of stress and tension. Also I am having depression. Please suggest me some good medicines.

Mr.Saul Pereira 94% (49667ratings)
Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd, Transactional Analysis
Psychologist, Bangalore
Hello sir I am a schizophrenic. I have been taking medications from 9 and a half years. Now I am taking oleanz 10, jo...
This is a serious condition and you desperately need to go for therapy. You need to cooperate with he therapy and it may last for several years. Because you are relatively young, it is possible to recover if you commit yourself. Medication by itself cannot help all the way. There is no doubt that this disease is debilitating but you must persevere not only with the medication but also with counseling. The counseling gives you an avenue to work with your emotional issues and you will develop skills in coping with the everyday challenges that life throws at you. I hope your visits to the psychiatrist were regular and the medication has been frequently reviewed during these nearly ten years. You need to be occupied, and fit into a routine of interesting activities every day. Yoga and meditation are also necessary to train your brain to be disciplined. Exercise always plays a stabilizing role and is the most holistic medicine besides. Since the psychotic mind is regularly perturbed by unreal fears, a reality check through counseling will help you discern fact from fiction. Your socializing and maintaining steady relations is the hallmark of a good recovery program. If I am to assume that there were no relapses during this period, then that is a good sign too. This means that your condition has remained stable all of these years! now go to the next level along with therapy and you can look forward to a more functional and productive lifestyle. The depression is clearly a sign that you are disappointed with the progress, which is why I am suggesting that you go for active therapy.
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Neuro doctor suggested for my 5.7 years kids sizodon syrup 0.5 mg for 1 month and 1 ml to start from 2nd month to till 6 more month. I have giving sizodon from 6 th march 2022 till now but my kid is falling sick each 15 days either fever else dehydration and vomiting. When I consult to medicine pediatrician he suggested to stop sizodon as it affect the immunisystem and kid falling sick very often. Please suggest should I stop sizodon? If stop what would be the side-effects. Is there any alternative medicine to replace sizodon.

Dr.Tejaswi T P 91% (117ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Dharwad
I don't think sizodon has any impact on our immune system. There is some confusion about the medications by pediatrician. You could continue medications without doubt and there could be other reasons for kids i'll health which needs evaluation. I would suggest you to take a second opinion about fever and other health issues. If at all you have to discontinue sizodon. You can stop it gradually by making it 0.25 ml for a week or so and then stop.
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My brother is suffering from schizophrenia and he had a relapse since a month now and he is still agitated and experiences hallucinations and delusions. He is on medicine olimelt 20 mg, etizola beta 0.5 mg and joy kem 150 mg at bed time and joykem 150 mg in the morning. I do not understand what to do. He is irritated and speaking of hallucinations and delusions. Tomorrow is eid and we are so depressed. Feel like dying. Please help someway.

Dr.Abhaya Kant Tewari 92% (307ratings)
MD Medicine, DM Neurology
Neurologist, Panchkula
As you have already confirmed that he has schizophrenia and taking medicine but still severely symptomatic probably there is a case for visiting a different psychiatrist perhaps in a govt facility near your place.
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I am suffering from schizophrenia. Looking for some advice to stop hallucination with the help of ayurveda or naturopathy or pranayama or meditation. Any kind of ideas or suggestion to stop hallucination are most welcomed.

Dr.Rajesh Choda 91% (8638ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Zirakpur
Pl give history of duration and initial steps upto present day condition. Ayurvedic herbals, yog n and deep breathing, meditation can help a lot. As far as ideas are needed, lot of these are available on web. However, pl consult privately on Lybrate chat or call to get proper advice.
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My sister has been suffering from treatment resistant schizophrenia. Recently she started taking ivf treatment, thus stopped taking a medication (clozapine). But recently she started acting very aggressive and can’t recognise me and my mom, and always act weird and aggressive towards us. We have consulted a psychiatrist who prescribed her with sizodon 4 mg. She is reluctant to take the medications and behave aggressively towards us, if we try to give her the medicine. Sometimes she shouts and says delusional things. Please suggest what should we do, as we are also scared that the prescribed medication can harm her ivf treatment. Thank you.

Dr.Abhaya Kant Tewari 92% (307ratings)
MD Medicine, DM Neurology
Neurologist, Panchkula
My sister has been suffering from treatment resistant schizophrenia. Recently she started taking ivf treatment, thus ...
Hello, It seems that the diagnosis of schizophrenia has been confirmed and she has placed on medication. there is an urgent need for her to continue the medication and schizophrenia needs to be controlled. IVF can be carried out at the same time. But remember that medication for schizophrenia is must for her. there is no definite proof as yet that resperidone can harm the fetus and it shouyld be used as the benefit to the mother outweighs the risk to fetus
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Hi I have given venlafaxine 150 mg in morning and quetiapine 200 mg with venlafaxine 75 mg at night. After 3 months I was given new medication aripiprazole 10 mg and venlafaxine 150 mg with quetiapine 200 mg at night. I am asking a question is this right medication or not.

Dr.Tejaswi T P 91% (117ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Dharwad
Hi I have given venlafaxine 150 mg in morning and quetiapine 200 mg with venlafaxine 75 mg at night. After 3 months I...
First, we need to be sure of diagnosis before commenting on medications. But, at the outset. Does'nt make sense giving antipsychotics and antidepressants considering the doses in which they have been prescribed.
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Hi I have given venlafaxine 150 mg in morning and quetiapine 200 mg with venlafaxine 75 mg. After 3 months I was given new medication aripiprazole 10 mg and venlafaxine 150 mg with quetiapine 200 mg at night. I am asking a question is this right medication or not.

Dr.Tejaswi T P 91% (117ratings)
MD - Psychiatry
Psychiatrist, Dharwad
Hi I have given venlafaxine 150 mg in morning and quetiapine 200 mg with venlafaxine 75 mg. After 3 months I was give...
First, we need to be sure of diagnosis before commenting on medications. But, at the outset. Does'nt make sense giving antipsychotics and antidepressants considering the doses in which they have been prescribed.
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