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  1. My processing abilities, working memory, fine motor, and recall abilities are considered "severe impairment", to the point I can come across "out of it" or "slow" or "space cadet". I was diagnosed with this at childhood during neuropsychological exam before psych meds and with psych meds they are MUCH worse. Like I said, Disabling.
  2. Vraylar was AWFUL for me. I went a week without sleeping, it made me have a stiff neck...I was a mess physically and psychologically.
  3. This may be out of the question, but perhaps you could replace zyprexa, Benzo, fanapt with clozapine? Sorry if thats a bad suggestion, just thought I would throw that out there.
  4. Prozac worked for about a year then it stopped, so I transitioned onto Paxil and I have been on the max dose for almost 2 years, it helps a little. Ativan helps to lessen my anxiety, which in turn helps my compulsions. OCD is really hard to treat in my opinion. I even did PHP and IOP which was very CBT based and though it helped a little OCD is still there.
  5. I was on 6mg of Invega for about 3 months after being on clozapine for 2 years. It definitely helped with mood and psychosis, but not enough as I was still having symptoms and insomnia, so I got back on clozapine, my tried and true antipsychotic. I found Invega to be stimulating too, and I tend to regress on any med that is stimulating.
  6. I love dunkin. I typically get a medium caramel iced coffee with extra cream and sugar. I haven't tried any lattes but have heard good things.
  7. When I was with my old pdoc I called often. Mostly because I was off the charts psychotic. She never controlled my symptoms right, and also, during that time I was in school and under a lot of stress. She would call me back, either by the end of the work day, or if it was after hours she would call within an hour or so. So she was pretty good about it. With my current pdoc of 3 years, I have only called once regarding symptoms, and was called promptly (within an hour). I have spoken to her secretary multiple times regarding my blood work being sent to pharmacy (re: clozapine).
  8. I really don't like it. I find is awkward. Then I get anxiety its not going to connect right. I am looking forward to going back to in-person appointments.
  9. I empathize with you...I am on Clozapine and my OCD is through the roof. I am on the max dose of Paxil and its stopped working.
  10. Yeah for some reason it really works for me...and to me it is less harsh...but like stated I am also on Clozapine...and that is my main med....
  11. I was on lithium for 6 years. It almost killed me from toxicity. My level surged and was 2.1, which is scary high, I was disoriented, vomiting, diarrhea, lost may gait and balance, hallucinations so severe, nightmares, shaking, it really almost killed me...I had to be hospitalized and on IV's . While on it when I when I wasn't toxic, it thinned my hair and made me feel sick. Depakote made me have edema in my legs...SO severe I had to be in the hospital for that too. I am on gabapentin for my fibromyalgia, it doesn't really work as a mood stabilizer for me. I was on lamictal for 4 years back in the day...it worked pretty good. Currently I am on trileptal.... I have virtually no side effects and find it pretty effective for both mania and depression..however, I am also on Clozapine, which I know is helping with those things as well...
  12. I take my bedtime meds around 8:30ish. I am asleep between 10-11pm.
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