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  1. There are several medications that can be used for akathisia: cogentin, artane, amantadine, propranolol, benzos
  2. I've been on clozapine for 9 and 1/2 years. I've been doing well. I've not had any issues with my wbc. I've not developed myocarditis. I can't judge the constipation aspect because I have IBS-C (dxed before clozapine, but I don't think it made it worse). In the US, you do once week for 6 months, then every other week for 6 months. Then after a year it's once a month. Since I've been on clozapine for so long, I go once a month. It's worth it IMO. I've been fortunate not to have gained weight from clozapine. As far as the diabetes goes, I've not had any issues with my blood sugar. I get fasting blood work done once every 6 months to continually check for that. I do make sure to watch what I eat for general health anyways. When I was started on clozapine, I was started on 25mg every night for the first week. It was then increased in 25mg increments every week till I got to 300mg. I take my clozapine all at bedtime to reduce daytime sedation. I don't get sleepy during the day from clozapine. I don't find that I have any cognitive issues from clozapine. I don't get the drooling side effect. I don't get eps, akathisia or tremors from clozapine. I think I covered everything. If you have further questions, please ask.
  3. I'm on clozapine. Have been for 9 years. If you have questions, let me know and I'll do my best to answer them.
  4. There are 2 medications that are FDA approved to use for TD: Ingrezza: https://www.ingrezza.com/ and Austedo: https://www.austedo.com/tardive-dyskinesia
  5. I took eszopiclone (Lunesta) years ago, when I was having insomnia issues from the medication I was taking at the time. It worked very well. I was asleep w/in minutes of taking the pill and I slept the full 8 hours. I don't remember any side effects from it at all.
  6. Why not just ask about taking Zyprexa and Paxil instead?
  7. After all these years, I finally updated my avatar. Hope this doesn't confuse you. Made it via: https://avatarmaker.com
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  9. I use to take Lunesta (3mg). It worked very well for me. I was on it for years and it continued to work for me. (didn't lose it's benefit).
  10. Gabapentin didn't help my anxiety symptoms at all. Unfortunately, it made things worse. I did try Propranolol, but I had to stop it. (I forget why). (I was on 10mg BID)
  11. I've been having increased anxiety. (more so than usual) It's starting to border panic/panic attacks. Meds I'm currently taking: Lithium 900mg (300mg am / 600mg pm) (Li Level: 0.9) Clozaril 325mg (bedtime) Celexa 30mg (AM) Xanax 0.5mg (three times daily) Pepcid 40mg (bedtime) I don't really want to increase the Xanax (due to being controlled substance and tolerance issues). The Xanax is still doing something. I increased the Celexa from 20mg to 30mg back in March 2018. While this may sound silly, If I have to, I'm willing to add a medication. If you guys can think of anything, please let me know.
  12. I currently take Lithium IR - 300mg AM / 600mg Bedtime She may reduce my dosage pending a blood draw. I'm asking out of curiosity: 1. If she did lower the dose, which dose do you think she would change first? (the AM or the PM)? 2. Would she need to switch me over to the Lithium XR if she changed the dose? Any comments/suggestions welcome. Thanks.
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