Thanks for the advice invegauser - I can only imagine how awful the anxiety must be when dealing with these illnesses - I have never experienced a psychotic episode personally but I qualified as a mental health nurse in 2002 so I have plenty of third person experience with a lot of very poorly people and as such I have seen and do believe that things do get better.@steewith2ees: you can delete this post in the next 2 or 3 days. sorry, when we suffer from this hope goes out the window temporarily so we frantically search anywhere on the net, they're not trying to start a new thread when one already exists. the invega thread is in mental health forum if anyone needs to be pointed there in the future.
@electricdancerdip: it's ok. eight months is within the average healing time. 8 - 14 months is average healing time. hope is only temporarily removed from us but it still is pretty hard to live without, when your close to being healed and fully healed it comes back like it use to, everything does like it was pre-invega. they call it xeplion in other countries btw.
head over to the coming off invega sustenna thread in mental health forum. you can type in invega in the search bar and it will come up too.
we got an old thread and a new one. lots of useful info in both with plenty of success stories and people who can support you.
this wont be forever. say hi, ask questions and feel free to share your story or just read the threads.
hang in there. it does get better.
The top sentence is my top new piece of information of the day, as both you and one of my forum colleagues (Tathra) has pointed that out. I have been out of the practise for a few years now due to my own drug dependencies, so this, coupled with the fact that paliperidone is still quite uncommon in the UK shows how out of touch I am with this stuff.the receptor that gets targeted is 5-HT2A
there are lots of recovery stories here and on other websites. i have yet to meet anyone who has not recovered from paliperidone palmitate and i hope that electricdancerdip has a speedy recovery.
what you say makes sense and that seems like a good approach. let me know if there is anything i can do.