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  1. I take a relatively low dose. My pdoc started me out at 0.5mg, then 1mg, and I now take 1.5mg. I noticed a difference at 0.5mg and noticed a greater difference at 1mg. I'm not sure there's been a huge change going from 1mg to 1.5mg.
  2. The miracle drug for me was Mirapex (pramipexole). It's not directly prescribed for Sz but there's literature my pdoc came across indicating that it has a positive effect on negative symptoms. It didn't help with self-care for me, but I regained my attention span (which had been missing for a while) and it also reduced the emotional flatness that made it difficult to engage in things like hobbies.
  3. I've had some minor changes (doses are total per day): Seroquel XR 600mg - Schizophrenia Lamictal 300mg - Mood Prazosin 3mg - Anxiety Klonopin 1mg - Anxiety Mirapex 1mg - Negative symptoms N-acetylcysteine 2000mg - Negative symptoms & OCD Metformin 1000mg - Metabolic syndrome
  4. I've forgotten to take my dose and I felt horrible the next day with flu-like symptoms (my old pdoc calls withdrawal from it as the "Seroquel flu"). I'm not a professional, so I can't tell you the implications of taking your dose in the afternoon, but I would have done so.
  5. As you mentioned, Fanapt has a very low incidence of akathisia. As in, they found that the difference in the rate of akathisia on the medication versus on the placebo was not clinically significant (source). I've gotten akathisia on pretty much everything except that, Saphris, and Seroquel. The half-life of Fanapt is long enough that my pdoc had no issue in letting me take it all at night. The reason I stopped it is that it wasn't very effective at treating my psychosis.