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What is your pdoc's opinion of your not taking Rexulti?
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He told me to go back on Rexulti because he says "symptoms will return" -- but what symptoms? Depression, since that's what the med is for? I'm not going to do it. I'm only going to take Lexapro and Ritalin because that's all I need. I'll prove it to him by staying off Rexulti and showing him that I have no return of "symptoms," whatever that means. But of course I have to stay off it for a while without telling him.

My therapist had ratted me out to my pdoc after I told her I refused to take Rexulti, so that's how he knew I stopped taking it. I didn't even tell him anything since he already knew. She told him EVERYTHING I said to her yesterday, and said that I hadn't been taking it for a while.
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Hi Blue,

Rexulti is an antipsychotic and is given for symptoms of psychosis, not depression. How do you know your therapist 'ratted you out'? Is that what your pdoc said? Do you think you can hide that you are not taking Rexulti from him?
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Hi Blue,

Rexulti is an antipsychotic and is given for symptoms of psychosis, not depression. How do you know your therapist 'ratted you out'? Is that what your pdoc said? Do you think you can hide that you are not taking Rexulti from him?
My therapist and pdoc both said that Rexulti is for depression and psychosis.

I knew my therapist ratted me out because my pdoc told me that she had left him a message. He repeated everything that she told him in her message.

And yes, I can hide that I am not taking Rexulti. Simply don't pick it up at the pharmacy, as I already have 3 full, unopened bottles. And I have leftover samples from like 2 years ago that expire in 2021, so I can tell him I have those as well.
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You are right that Rexulti is an add on to antidepressants for depression but is prescribed on its own for psychosis. Are you also going to hide that you are not taking Rexulti from your therapist? Why hide it if you are doing the right thing?
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You are right that Rexulti is an add on to antidepressants for depression but is prescribed on its own for psychosis. Are you also going to hide that you are not taking Rexulti from your therapist? Why hide it if you are doing the right thing?
Well, if I have to hide it from her, then I will. I don't want her ratting me out again. I told her about it to be honest with her since I don't like to hide things from her, but if she's going to rat me out every single time, then idk if it's really worth telling her anymore.

Rexulti does nothing for manic episodes according to both my pdoc and therapist, and since I haven't had a manic episode according to my therapist, then I obviously don't need something for "mania." (Been seeing her for roughly 2 years.) And well, I think an antidepressant will suffice for depression and all other "symptoms." My first pdoc was an idiot for taking me off a higher dose of Lexapro, accusing me of having an "inappropriate mood reaction."
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Maybe your therapist is just looking out for your best interest. If you have trusted her up until this point, it's worth considering it -- and why she might be concerned.
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My therapist and pdoc both said that Rexulti is for depression and psychosis.

I knew my therapist ratted me out because my pdoc told me that she had left him a message. He repeated everything that she told him in her message.

And yes, I can hide that I am not taking Rexulti. Simply don't pick it up at the pharmacy, as I already have 3 full, unopened bottles. And I have leftover samples from like 2 years ago that expire in 2021, so I can tell him I have those as well.
I can't think of what the reason would be not to trust your pdoc with the correct information on which of his prescribed medications you are taking, and which you are not.

How can he help you if he has the wrong information about your meds?
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Maybe your therapist is just looking out for your best interest. If you have trusted her up until this point, it's worth considering it -- and why she might be concerned.
I know she is concerned, but I've gone on/off antipsychotics all the time and she never once told somebody about it. This was the first time she actually ratted me out, and I'm surprised she even did that without telling me that she was going to tell my pdoc.
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I can't think of what the reason would be not to trust your pdoc with the correct information on which of his prescribed medications you are taking, and which you are not.

How can he help you if he has the wrong information about your meds?
Well, I'd rather give lexapro another chance before going back on an antipsychotic that I don't want or need. It was frying my brain, and I couldn't even smile or laugh. Lexapro made me feel normal again when I was on 10mg. No one ever explained why I had the Lexapro dose reduced to such a low, subtherapuedic amount. My first pdoc just came up with a BS "mood" excuse to reduce it without hearing me out. Then I spiraled into a deep, dark depression that didn't lift for months.
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