strange eyes

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  1. i think i'm finally starting to even-out on clozaril. the sedation has been easier to manage. at most i am sleeping 12 hrs per night, but i don't really mind that too much because i get to bed at an early time in the evening. my mood has been pretty stable. i don't feel as flat. my voices are at a decreased level as well. i usually go most of the day without hearing them at all. when i do hear them they tend to come in little 'spurts', usually set off by some sort of worry or stress. i feel pretty decent all things considered though.
  2. i was diagnosed with schizophrenia before being diagnozed w sza. i saw just recently on my IP papers that my diagnosis is 'chronic paranoid schizophrenia.' my outpatient doc diagnosed me with sza depressive type for years until i became hypomanic on antidepressants whereas she switched me to sza bipolar type.
  3. yeah that's what I ended up doing upon rescheduling. I couldn't get anything later than 915 for pdoc next week but therapy is scheduled around noon for the next two appts.
  4. yeah, I'm holding out for the best. waking up initially wasn't too terrible but 8am therapy was a drag. I could barely hold conversation w my tdoc because of the sedation. felt better around 930 when I had my appt w pdoc. came home and napped hard lol.
  5. so pdoc basically said give it some more time and the sedation should get better. she said she can't prescribe me anything to help with it.
  6. yeah, possibly? i've been at this dosage for abt ten days now. i'll see what my pdoc has to say. i have to wake up at 7am which i'm a little worried about.
  7. so i went IP to get my clozaril increased. i'm currently on 125mg. man.. i am SO sedated. i'm sleeping 14-16 hours every day. i have a pdoc appointment tomorrow. i'm going to see if she can prescribe me something for the sedation.
  8. so my doc suggested IP a week ago. i got out of the hospital last friday after staying for five days. i wasn't adjusting well to clozaril on the outside. intrusive thoughts, panic, depression etc.. i'm starting to feel a little better finally. i am still sleeping 14 hours a night though. however my mood is improving and i'm beginning to be able to take care of things around the house, maintain conversation, manage self-care, read books, etc. what a ride this has been...
  9. yeah, it knocks me out within the hour i take it. i've been sleeping abt 12 hrs each night since i started it.
  10. 1. i started on 25mg once a day. 2. extreme sedation 3. haven't noticed too much of an improvement in psychosis yet. maybe a slight decrease in voices 4. currently taking 75mg. started that dosage on monday 5. dx is schizoaffective
  11. clozaril kicking my asstook 75 mg increased dosage for first time last night today feel like I'm "tripping"after images of objects in viewcan't concentrate feel panickyvoices r scarier
  12. thanks guys. i think it may have been more than just being mentally/physically drained. i stopped (as per pdoc suggestion) my fanapt on tuesday. i think i began withdrawing from it. yesterday i had severe chills/sweats all day. today i am completely exhausted but am finally starting to feel slightly normal. i see pdoc tomorrow. hopefully i'll be feeling up to par.
  13. had some weird paranoia last night that the people who made my sandwich poisoned it with drugs.. ended up staying the night at my parents'. i think i am just physically and mentally exhausted from helping my dad move out his entire basement of motorcycle parts the past three days. i need a break. my body and mind hurt.
  14. day nine of clozaril (tues. feb 14 2017) pdoc upped dosage to 50mg yesterday. feeling similar to how it was when first starting clozaril, though not as bad. lack of energy is apparent. slight inner restlessness. was able to focus on reading, cleaning, self-care, meditation, and exercise. i sleep for six hours after taking clozaril at night and wake feeling completely rested. however i'm waking around 3am so i go back to bed and wake up with a headache and totally exhausted for the rest of the day. going to try to just sleep six hours tonight and see if that makes a difference. i have been oversleeping ever since starting the med. my usual amnt of sleep is six hrs. now that i take clozaril at night it knocks me out within the hour no matter what time i take it. voices at a decreased level, but are still occurring throughout the day. stress definitely plays a role whenever i begin hearing them.
  15. been taking clozaril at night the past four days. it's worked a lot better. i get to sleep easier and i wake up a little drowsy but it's nothing major. my voices have decreased slightly. i notice at nighttime when i'm alone in my apartment i barely ever hear a single voice which is a pretty huge improvement. i've been able to focus on my artwork for up to two hours of unbroken concentration. during the day i've been doing things like shopping, cleaning and making myself meals. i haven't been pacing either which is very surprising for me because last time i was on clozaril that was the main thing that made me want to stop taking it. so things are on the up and up. i see pdoc monday and it will be increased to 50mg. hi @OliverB! hope things are well