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@Simba Cub

I don't want to be taking this in the first place. This is a last ditch effort for me. Like the last chance I've got. Im just starting it. I've literally tried every AAP besides rexulti and vraylar and I've tried a typical AP as well. My pdoc talked me into this.

Maybe I should just quit it now before something bad happens side effect wise. My blood count has gone down already, although still in the acceptable range.

Am I doomed? 

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12 minutes ago, Wonderful.Cheese said:

@Simba Cub

I don't want to be taking this in the first place. This is a last ditch effort for me. Like the last chance I've got. Im just starting it. I've literally tried every AAP besides rexulti and vraylar and I've tried a typical AP as well. My pdoc talked me into this.

Maybe I should just quit it now before something bad happens side effect wise. My blood count has gone down already, although still in the acceptable range.

Am I doomed? 

You're not doomed.

Just make sure you keep getting your blood tests.  If your prescription is ready for you then you are In the clear and can relax a little .  My white cells fluctuated as well from time to time.  But I can say that every time I went up in dosage I felt so much better.  I hope you experience the same feeling.  Try to be patient, I know it is tough. 

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My current pdoc says it is the hassle of the blood tests that make clozapine not a first line med. Personally, I'm starting to think it is under prescribed. I feel like if you truly have schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder and have failed on two or three anti-psyhotics then it's time to try clozapine.  It is the gold standard for psychosis and it has some sucky side effects but it works and it is less sucky than say Haldol. Anti-psychotics have improved. I'm also curious why clozapine hasn't been tried more with treatment resistant bipolar 1 as pdocs often use other anti-psychotics to treat their symptoms.

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21 hours ago, CeremonyNewOrder said:

My current pdoc says it is the hassle of the blood tests that make clozapine not a first line med. Personally, I'm starting to think it is under prescribed. I feel like if you truly have schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder and have failed on two or three anti-psyhotics then it's time to try clozapine.  It is the gold standard for psychosis and it has some sucky side effects but it works and it is less sucky than say Haldol. Anti-psychotics have improved. I'm also curious why clozapine hasn't been tried more with treatment resistant bipolar 1 as pdocs often use other anti-psychotics to treat their symptoms.

According to a few doc's including my pdoc and one of my ketamine doc's... It's coming back into fashion a bit for BP1

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