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  1. I have my 1 best friend, my family, and my faith. I isolate because if I get too much stimulation I meltdown so I need a lot of alone time. At the same time though I feel lonely.
  2. Hey! I take 200mg in the morning and 300mg at bedtime. It is only minimal sedation. The only side effect I have from Clozaril is the drooling. 500mg/day was the dose where I reach optimal results. I am hoping the invega helps me. Good luck with the increase if you go that route!
  3. I have been on Clozaril for a year now, up until really recently I have started having delusional thoughts. Pdoc and I discussed how troubled I am and decided we are going to add a small dose (3mg) of Invega to try to combat this psychosis that is creeping up on me. Don't get me wrong, Clozaril has been my miracle drug. Unfortunately though I am having breakthroughs that need medicating and pdoc doesn't want to increase Clozaril since I am already on 500mg. Any experience with Invega and/or Clozaril + Invega Thank you!
  4. Meds and how long you sleep

    I require anywhere from 11-14 hours of sleep. Anything less than that I can't function well.
  5. Hi Cheese. I have found I only need one AAP: Clozaril. It works wonders on my psychosis. No other AAP/AP worked for me. Clozaril works on my hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, word salad, and negative symptoms. The blood work is annoying at first needing to go weekly, but I now only have to go once a month since its been a year. I would consider it an option, its not as scary as it seems.
  6. Bi Polar Meds and Schizophrenia

    I have Schizoaffective Disorder - Bipolar type. My AAP is Clozaril, been on it for a year. My psychosis is limited. I now only have to get the blood work once a month instead of weekly/biweekly. I am so grateful Clozaril was offered to me and that I tolerate it.
  7. I saw pdoc today and she put me on anafranil for my ocd having failed on prozac, lexapro, Zoloft, and buspar. I start it tonight. Is it sedating, calming, or activating? Any major side effects? Thanks!
  8. Clozaril has really helped me. I started with 12.5mg 2x daily and over a couple of months went up to 500mg/day which is where I am at now. Psychosis is limited, I would consider it a miracle. Good luck!
  9. Prozac pooped out on me so pdoc wants me to try lexapro..any experiences with it?
  10. I feel like such a failure not working or going to school. I guess I have to come to terms with my declining health (gastroparesis) and on going mental health issues.
  11. I don't work or go to school because of my MI and gastroparesis...
  12. From what I know, forgive me if I am wrong, Clozapine is indicated for psychosis that has failed on 2 or more other antipsychotics. Also not all pdocs are registered to prescribe it.
  13. Clozapine has worked really well for my suicidal thoughts. Its kept my psychosis at a more tolerable level. I still suffer from anxiety.
  14. I have the exact same problem, I have ruined many nighttime shirts. Everything gets soaked. I wish I had a solution to offer you, but I would like to read how others have coped with this.
  15. I dont think my doctor prescribes benzos unfortunately. It comes in waves but its worse at night