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Couple of questions

Hi, I have couple of questions to ask. It would be nice to get it answered here or if not to give me direction where to ask.

I am treated as patient with schizo-affective disorder. After lowering dose of antipsychotics (sertindole to about one third) I got tension and anxiety not associated with higher dose. I want to ask if this tension can be "produced" by something else than psychosis - I mean if sertindole could treat also anxiety as such for example not directly associated with psychosis. After lowering of dose other problems other than tension and anxiety have not arisen. I am also not sure if my diagnosis is correct, I see myself more like obsessive-compulsive disorder maybe combined with social phobia.

2) My problems started when I was about 15 years old. I had problem mainly while in public. I often for example in church, in school, controlled my breath, and seemed like I cannot cath a breath. I also had increased saliva production. Reason why I was treated as patient with psychosis I think was that while in public or at home having this problem I "have seen" reaction of other people around me. This reaction more of all was coughing. In my view this was some reaction on my restlessness.

However I also had problem connected with this one - that I was fearing I am homosexual and was worring about it. I could not understand firstly why in dressing room with only boys I have breathing problems or higher saliva production. I was still thinking - for example do I like this boy or not? Am I homosexual?

I got antipsychotics - and now I am nearly 30, however while in public and I am uncertain or very rarely have that "controlling breath" problem I can still see people coughing around.

I have also serious cognitive problems - I need to finish university. It was told me that it can be connected to illness but treatment as well. My doctor thought that sertindole could help but it does not to improve my cognitive functioning.

Thank you much for response.


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