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  1. I know you are clozapine, but I notice you are not on a mood stabilizer...maybe that could help?
  2. I have had 2 experiences with haldol Experience #1: It turned me into a zombie and made me have the WORST akathisia I have EVER experienced. I would have to get up and walk laps during dinner because I could not sit. I also had flat affect... Experience #2: I was okay. I didn't have really any side effects, but it was ineffective I hope it works for you if thats the path you and your dr choose
  3. I am so sorry you are going through this.. I mostly struggle with delusions, paranoia, sometimes Visual hallucinations..however, when I DO experience AH, it is mostly ALL musical. It is very frustrating... I notice that the AH get worse at night, when I am stressed, and when I am not on the correct AP or the right dose. I hope your pdoc responds promptly. If all else fails, there is always clozapine...
  4. Have you tried Latuda? When I was on it in the past it really helped my depression...
  5. I can't say that clozapine has given me a "normal" life, but I am no longer in a continuous nightmare...it is a very high maintenance medication, especially in the beginning, at least in my experience...the weekly blood draws, the frequent visits to pdoc, and being patient when titrating up. Also getting used to the drooling, the severe constipation, the fact that I need at LEAST 12 hours of sleep or I cannot function AT ALL. My symptoms were so severe, without clozapine I don't think I would make it. It really is my life-line...
  6. Getting angry easier, negative energy and racing thoughts, irritability and impatience, dysphoria, being argumentative, etc..
  7. Paxil CR made my anxiety worse, but regular Paxil has helped a lot. Have you tried the regular formula? - Also, have you had your clozapine levels checked? If so, were you in the normal range? If you haven't had it checked, maybe you should...you may need an increase or decrease... I am right in the middle of the normal range on 300mg...
  8. Honestly, the ONLY medication to help with this the most for me has been Clozaril/Clozapine. I was constantly psychotic, depressed, paranoid, or manic. I had no pleasure. I felt like I was barely alive. Trileptal is helping as well, but I believe you are already on this? Paxil helps as well, mostly with the anxiety and OCD. Maybe you could try clozaril/clozapine and eliminate some of your other medications?
  9. 300mg/day works well for me. I have been up to 500mg/day and just had more side effects. My clozapine blood range is in perfect range on 300mg/day.
  10. I have heard Zyprexa is good to use as needed...but when I was in PHP I asked the pdoc how I can reduce/prevent episodes or relapse...and he said something that has stuck with me and really helped me: Consistency. The only medication I use as needed is Klonopin..and that is used only in anxiety or panic attacks...
  11. Considering I was on a mood stabilizer the chance of mania wasn't as high...actually my PHP pdoc said that Paxil is not very likely to cause mania...but perhaps it can...I just have had a great experience with it,
  12. Hello! I swear by Paxil...it really helps depression and bad anxiety and OCD. It also is the only Antidepressant that didn't cause me to have mania or dysphoria. No negative side effects
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