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I have drug inducded psychosis well not really the illness but I do smell things that are not there and I was wondering if its ok to take a stimulant for my depression since thats the cause of my hallucinations?
 

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Yes
 

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I know a friend who has schizophrenia and is prescribed Desoxyn + high dose Seroquel along with benzos and antidepressants. Last I heard she was doing really well with that combination. Having psychosis does not banish you from ever being able to take stimulants. You just need to mix your stimulant with an anti-psychotic to control the positive symptoms, that's all.
 

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I know a friend who has schizophrenia and is prescribed Desoxyn + high dose Seroquel along with benzos and antidepressants. Last I heard she was doing really well with that combination. Having psychosis does not banish you from ever being able to take stimulants. You just need to mix your stimulant with an anti-psychotic to control the positive symptoms, that's all.
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although polypharmacy can be outrageously expensive as im sure you know.
But hell if i had full blown schizophrenia i dont think i'd mind all that much what i was on. So long as it was doing its job and improving quality of life.
 

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although polypharmacy can be outrageously expensive as im sure you know.
But hell if i had full blown schizophrenia i dont think i'd mind all that much what i was on. So long as it was doing its job and improving quality of life.
Yes, it costs me a total of ~$50/month for all my meds combined, only cause my Zopiclone aint covered =(
 

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Amphetamine is an excellent treatment for the negative symptons of shizophrenia, combined with a low dose of a atypical it will NOT make psychosis worse in any way.
 

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Shire is currently doing trials with amphetamine for negative shizophrenia symptons with excellent results when combined with a atypical.
 
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