To be honest I don't think there is something stronger than benzo's(yeah alcohol and barbs).
If you think benzos are strong, then you might also think a Geo Metro was a high performance race car.
Believe I have tried everything and benzos amphetamines beta blockers are the most bad *** meds.
I get the amphetamine part. Not sure how beta blockers (pills I take for high blood pressure) can be deemed bad a**. Is Lipitor bad a** too then by that standard?
BTW I'm curious Ultrashy have you tried MAOI's? The only class of meds I never took in my lonely life.
As istayhome already answered on my behalf, no, I've never tried MAOIs. Nardil was offered to me a decade ago, but I declined as the risk of hypertensive crisis scared me away. I guess if I'm going to die, I'd prefer to die on my own terms rather than because I eat the wrong food. Actually, far worse would be having a non-fatal stroke due to hypertensive crisis and end up as a vegetable that's still alive (but should be dead, but as a vegetable is unable to cause their own death).
MAOIs still scare me, and I'm not someone prone to being afraid of meds.
Saphris definitely makes me sleep, though I honestly don't know WTF to do. My doc wanted me to call on Monday to report how it's going. Perhaps I should just take it a few more days and see, even though I think it's stupid. Weight is the root of basically all my physical problems (high BP, high cholesterol) and taking something that has any risk of weight gain strikes me as utterly insane under such circumstances. Add in the fact that I gained 25# on Zyprexa and 30# on Abilify and we start to see a pattern that suggests I don't do well on atypical antipsychotics.
Is this going to be like SSRIs where my former pdoc had me beat 6 dead horses to prove all were absolutely positively 100% certainly DEAD!?! Will I have to f'ing beat every AP to prove they all cause weight gain?