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Dopamine agonists to treat anhedonia and negative side effects of antipsychotics.

ShooShoo

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I’ve seen a few posts from different people saying these dopamine medications (eg. cabergoline) can completely reverse anhedonia from antipsychotics. Has anyone had any experience with this?
Don’t even know how I’d get a doctor to prescribe them if they’re not designated to treat this. I think I’ve also lost my inner voice from this poison too so hoping these medications can treat that, as one user mentioned
 

Hezman94

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I gt ropinirole and has helped the RLS ALOT. my main gp said he wudnt of prescibed that for anti pychotic side effects procclidine what i asked for asm uncle gets it for olanzapine fifteen mg the ropinirole has helped but they do ake u a bit more loopy and compulsive and they have withdrawal similar to opiates without the cravings
 

awesome31311

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They can help slightly with akathisia, depending on severeness of symptoms. The point of the invega was to impair your dopamine, so an agonist would be wasted until your neurons recovered
 

AlphaMethylPhenyl

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Those usually remit after six months. That sounds, and probably feels, like forever. But it's a drop in the bucket in terms of your whole health. Adding more chemicals to the mix like this isn't advised by the profession overall.
 
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