I learnt something very interesting today at my psychiatrist's. I've been on three different atypicals in the past few years and had to change medications and doseages to deal with side-effects several times. Well, I've been experiencing swallowing issues: as if my tongue and throat muscles were not able to coordinate their movements. I've come close to choking a few times due to this, not to mention it making eating such a scary experience that one tends to avoid it. I honestly thought it was due to anxiety as we've all heard of that "lump in the throat" feeling when very anxious. It's not, it's an uncommon, but recognized serious sideeffect to atypical APs. The upshot was that he pulled me off the Seroquel stat and started me on Haldol. Yep...one of the bad ol' oldies. Turns out it has a much better safety profile in most cases than the modern APs do. It can cause Tardive Dyskinesia, but that usually only occurs after years of use at high doseages. A side benefit to the haldol is that it will get rid of the AP weight I've gained so long as I eat right. Vanity aside, I'm trying to stave off back surgery and more knee surgery, and the weight is just tearing up my joints, even my hips are starting to give me trouble.