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Hi, I'm Rich and I have a schizo-affective disorder of the depressive type.

I have experience in Aripiprazole, Citalopram, Clozapine, Dosulepin, Duloxetine, Fluoxetine, Imipramine, Lorazepam, Moclobemide, Olanzapine, Procyclidine, Quetiapine, Reboxetine, Risperidone, Sertraline, Trifluoperazine, Venlafaxine, Zolpidem and Zopiclone.

My current cocktail is 400mg Clozapine, 75mg Venlafaxine (not doing any good atm) and 225mg Dosulepin.

I also run a website similar to Crazy Meds aimed to deliver information on as many things as is possible, even obscure medications such as Consonar. It's a way of keeping my mind in check, I guess, having a project to keep busy at.

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Welcome!

Wow, your med list is even longer than mine I think. Keeping busy is always a good idea, to get your mind off things. What is Consonar?

Consonar is an RIMA or rMAOI antidepressant, same as Moclobemide. Unlike normal MAOIs, the bonds created by Consonar in the brain are selective and reversible, making the MAOI diet pretty much unnecessary. Of course, being an RIMA, the drug is more likely to work than, say, an SSRI or SSNaRI.

It's not currently in production.

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Welcome to the boards...

You sound like a right med buff, which is good, do you also know abnormal psych and psychiatry stuff or are you mostly focused on med research? I don't do the med boards much, just illness and springer boards where I can speak semi confidently.

welcome

Dan

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Hi!

Welcome to the boards! I would be interested in hearing your experiences of Clozaril. Does it sedate you terribly and make you gain weight? My consultant was talking about me trying Clozaril last week. I notice you are also on Dosulepin - how's that going for you?

welcome again!

blackbird x

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We are no longer affiliated with crazymeds btw.
Yeah, I know. It's a shame but I guess it was for the better.

You sound like a right med buff, which is good, do you also know abnormal psych and psychiatry stuff or are you mostly focused on med research? I don't do the med boards much, just illness and springer boards where I can speak semi confidently.

I specialise in clinical psychology at University, so I have a fair knowledge when it comes both to conditions and treatments/therapies; psychiatry is more an interest than an educated knowledge.

Welcome to the boards! I would be interested in hearing your experiences of Clozaril. Does it sedate you terribly and make you gain weight? My consultant was talking about me trying Clozaril last week. I notice you are also on Dosulepin - how's that going for you?

It does indeed. Coupled with the Dosulepin, the Clozapine has knocked me out for 16 hours a day; I've also put on weight but since I was anorexic it doesn't matter that much ;)

As for the Dosulepin, I'm currently on the maximum outpatient dose and it hasn't finished the job (hence the Venlafaxine, we're desperately trying to find something with enough punch to help). However, it has few side effects so it's not all bad :)

Thanks for all the welcomes!

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How did Trifluoperazine work for you Rich?

It worked a treat! It dealt with the psychotic symptoms well and attacked my anxiety quite comprehensively (Trifluoperazine deals with anxiety without being sedating).

Unfortunately I had to give it up as it caused unwanted movements and, at my dose, trouble with my eyesight.

Rich::

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Welcome! Man, it sucks when a med works great but the side effects are a deal-breaker. That happened to me with Abilify - nailed anxiety well but made me wake up all night, over and over.

But now I'm on Seroquel and that works even better for me. I <3 Seroquel not keeping me up all night or making me hold my arms funny.

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