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  1. 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!
  2. Prozac pooped out on me so pdoc wants me to try lexapro..any experiences with it?
  3. 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.
  4. I don't work or go to school because of my MI and gastroparesis...
  5. 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.
  6. Clozapine has worked really well for my suicidal thoughts. Its kept my psychosis at a more tolerable level. I still suffer from anxiety.
  7. 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.
  8. I dont think my doctor prescribes benzos unfortunately. It comes in waves but its worse at night
  9. Feeling like I've got some word salad lately...feel unwell,
  10. I would get a 2nd opinion, reasons being I think the goal should be to minimize psychosis through medication. I explained to my pdoc that therapy never helped because when I go into psychosis I don't have the mental capacity to utilize coping skills..I am completely unable to reason with. So after failing on multiple AP/AAP my doctor put me on clozapine and I have been on it a great while, my psychosis is.a world of difference.
  11. At first when starting Clozaril I was getting anxious about getting tests done and needing the blood work sent to my pdoc and pharmacy every week. I felt like it was a lot of work orchestrating everything so I could get my meds every week. Turns out to be easy and blood work is always sent to my pharmacy and it has never been delayed
  12. I have been doing great - psychosis wise. The Clozaril really works well for my psychosis. I am still tapering off of the Seroquel and will get anxiety in waves but I think I will be fine, especially with 400mg of Clozaril. I also have already lost weight since tapering off the Seroquel.
  13. Why did he cancel on you? That would make me feel bad too, its kinda like a let down.
  14. Hi Cheese, Is there someone in your treatment team that you can call and possibly get in to see your pdoc sooner? I am concerned about you. I hope you and your pdoc can figure out your meds so you don't have to suffer. Sending comforting vibes your way.