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Full Blown Seizure
Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
by hacker cracker
Citation:   hacker cracker. "Full Blown Seizure: An Experience with Chlorpromazine (Thorazine) (exp49656)". Erowid.org. Feb 16, 2007. erowid.org/exp/49656

 
DOSE:
300 mg oral Pharms - Chlorpromazine (daily)

BODY WEIGHT: 280 lb


Back in 2003, I was having some problems with paranoia and anxiety, and was prescribed Seroquel. This stuff worked ok, until my health insurance ran out, and I could no longer afford it. My psychiatrist prescribed 300mg of Thorazine daily as a substitute, since Thorazine is an older medicine with a generic (chlorpromazine), and I could easily afford it.

When taking this stuff, it made me tired all the time. I had no energy whatsoever. Anyway, after a week of taking it I was outside with a friend tinting the windows on my car (a little project we were working on). The last thing I remember was walking to the trash can to throw something away. I woke up on the balcony of my apartment some time later, with the sounds of ambulance sirens in the distance. Everything was in black in white for a few seconds, eventually, I got to my feet and ran inside. The paramedics arrived, but against my wife & friend's advice, I told the paramedics to 'Get the fuck out of my house!'. They left. I had just gotten back from a week in the hospital, and had no desire to go back. My wife later told me that I had a full blown seizure. I went to see my psychiatrist, who attributed it to the thorazine. He promptly took me off the stuff, and put me on depakote, to guard against future seizures.

Thorazine sucks!

Exp Year: 2005ExpID: 49656
Gender: Male 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Feb 16, 2007Views: 36,029
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