Our expert says:
TO reply, with that time-honours nurses phrase, you find me : " AS well as can be expected"
Of course it rather depends on who is doing the expecting !
I don't recognize "Phenermine" and am not managing to guess what it might be. The others sound like standard bipolar treatments, and potentially effective.
I do wish that private psychiatrists would discuss financial situations with patients, and, where someone might anticipate financial dificulies, that they would try to stabilize the person on drugs also available on the state drug lists.
The sumptoms you describe are worth discussing with the state shrink who has examined and assessed you, as they could be related to an unwanted effect of one of the drugs.
I think some second-generation antipsychotics are available through the state, and Zyprexa might be amongst them, but one would have to check with the particular clinic.
I don't think there's good reason to consider haloperidol as more "neurotoxic" than any other of its group of drugs, and it has helped and still does help, a great many people over the years. As an early member of its family, it usually has a higher incidence of extra-pyramidal and movement problem side-effects than some of the more modern ones ( which can also have such effects ) but not usually severe in most cases, and of course anti-Parkinsonian drugs can be u8sefully added to counter those specific side-effects.
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