Just on the matter of the current schiz meds. I ask this as not only myself, but several other I know personally have dealt with this, and what
problem was, was actually quite simple ........ our Lithium levels were low. Seems our brains were not preducing enough on its own as it
should, and the result of that was the med profession ADAMANTLY claiming we were schizzo, pychotic, bi-polar, you name it.
I now take 25mg Lithium daily, and do not have any of the related problems I ( and we
) did in the past.
Not saying this is for you, just saying it is something to check out. The med profession today is hell bent on prescribing everything they possibly
can (often making matters exponetially worse, as I experienced), when it may just be a simple thing to fix.
As for the flashes .......... I do that constantly, sometimes it is so bright I jump, thinking something happened in/outside. Often times it is just
one flash, sometimes like a strobe light. But, my having this is also an indicative side-effect of a head injury, which I do have.
(Edit to add, since no subsequent posts):
About medicine, ya know, very often if not everytime, you will hear a doctor of the physical realm say "get a second opinion". Have you ever heard a
shrink say that?
I say that for this - the brain is far more intricate (as was noted) and complex then the body itself. I implore you, of these medicines, to get a
second if not a third opinion. Most often, consultations are negligeable in cost, and can be afforded. I mean, it's the brain, is it not worth it?
These anti-psyschotics you are on can be quite dangerous if the brain does not actually need it
. I know, when I was on them I went from being
suicidal with hallucinations, to ........ homicidal. Thankfully, that spawn was never enacted on.
I know I have basically averted the basis of your post, the flashes, and I do so apologize - but of medicines and the mind .......... it really is
worth me saying all this.
My best to ya
[edit on 26/9/06 by Misfit]