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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
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User :   hi i have schizaphrenia and am on different medicines for treating it but the past few weeks i have a tingling sensation in my head and i feel very sick i cant take my meds any more but am still having the injection to stop me hearing voices i dont hear voices no more but am feeling really unwell i have to sit in front the fan to cool down as well as i get really hot with my head tingling what can it be
User :   i am 32 female and classed as disabled
Doctor :   since when you have schizophrenia
User :   about 4 years ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you working
User :   no
User :   full time mum
Doctor :   are you taking any medicaTIONS
User :   its the sickness i cant cope with
User :   yes i take a mood stabilizer two anti depressants sleeping tablets and an injection called helperidol
Doctor :   are you on an antipshychotic
User :   the tingling sensation in my head is there all the time and now and again i get a sharp pain yes im taking antiphshychotic
User :   thats the injection there giving me
Doctor :   can you name them
Doctor :   ok
User :   im taking lamotrigine 100mg paroxetine 2 tablets trazadone 150mg zolpidem 10mg and haliperidol injection twice a month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you need to continue the medications
User :   but there making things worse
Doctor :   eventhough you do not hear voices the treatment should be continued

Doctor :   and not stopped
Doctor :   if you have some side effects you need to ask your pshychiatrist to change the medications
User :   i cant feel sick like this for much longer its been a few weeks now i have nt stopped taking them and this is a new thing thats happening its not a side effect i have been taking the meds for 4 years
Doctor :   ok

User :   the tingling goes down the front of my face as well
Doctor :   ok
User :   my head just aches
User :   r u still there
Doctor :   yes
User :   what ca be causing the head symptoms
Doctor :   it can be the side effect of the drugs
User :   what 4 years later
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Doctor :   are you back
User :   yes sorry dont know what happened there
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   kindly proceed
User :   i cant see how im getting side effects 4 years later it must be something else
Doctor :   or the symptom itself coulbe bed ue to tactile hallucaintion
User :   what does that mean
Doctor :   it means feeling of sensation which is usually not really present
User :   just because i got schizaphrenia doesnt mean im imaging it
Doctor :   it is part of disease
User :   what can help with it
Doctor :   do you have any ringing sound in ears
User :   yes sometimes
Doctor :   have you undergone any investigationas
User :   and i go all hot i need to lay down on bed or i will be sick no i have an appointment friday to see doctor
Doctor :   Since how many days you are having this feeling
User :   two weeks now
User :   and it seems to be getting worse
Doctor :   so i think it could be due to the medications
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   are you there
User :   yes
Doctor :   is suggest you to expllain all these symptoms to your physician
User :   ok
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