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Clozapine

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Hi,
Welcome to the forum
Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have
 
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Hello Jimbo and welcome to the forums!

Are you on Clozapine or is your doctor considering giving it to you?

As far as I'm aware that's a pretty serious drug in the world of anti-psychotics.
 
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Hello Jimbo and welcome to the forums!

Are you on Clozapine or is your doctor considering giving it to you?

As far as I'm aware that's a pretty serious drug in the world of anti-psychotics.
Hi yes currently on clozapine
Hello Jimbo and welcome to the forums!

Are you on Clozapine or is your doctor considering giving it to you?

As far as I'm aware that's a pretty serious drug in the world of anti-psychotics.
 
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Hello Jimbo and welcome to the forums!

Are you on Clozapine or is your doctor considering giving it to you?

As far as I'm aware that's a pretty serious drug in the world of anti-psychotics.
Yes currently on clozapine
 
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Wow, ten years is a long time. Do the doctors keep checking your white blood cell count to make sure it doesn't go too low and effect your immune system?

So far I've just been on Olanzapine, Aripiprazole and Risperidone.

How are your symptoms on Clozapine? I hope you're doing well.

I still hear a voice that isn't my own but apart from that I'm good.
 
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They do take blood every four weeks do worried what would happen to my immune system if I ever come off clozapine
 
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I used to get my blood work done every 3 months when I was under the care of an Early Intervention Team but I was discharged 2 weeks ago and I'm back under the care of my GP so I don't know what they'll do now, hopefully just once a year, I'm a little scared of needles, I have to look away or close my eyes so I don't see them coming lol.

It sounds like you're much braver than I am :)

Did you ever hear voices as part of your schizophrenia and if so does the Clozapine work well stopping them?
 
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Some times I think I can hear people's thoughts can be very disturbing
 
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I've heard the TV speaking to me before, it said something about a "specialist" and that I was in a "grey zone", very weird experience, hasn't happened while I've been on my medication though so I'm very grateful.

And I used to think I could hear peoples thoughts but it was just my voice pretending to be other people. I think he is real and is a part of me, I like to think of him as my twin brother that shares my body with me, a book I read that believes the same thing says he's the right side of my brain and I'm the left side and that everyone has one, I can't say for sure if it's true or not.

I call him my 'head-mate' but we're not exactly mates these days.

What was your experience like?
 
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Yes my medication helps me a lot still find it difficult to make sence of my symptoms
 
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Yes, symptoms can be very complicated, even the professionals have trouble figuring them out.

We all have similar symptoms but also different in many ways, we all have different backgrounds so they can't say for sure why we have these symptoms, there's no 'one size fits all' when it comes to conditions like schizophrenia or psychosis.

It wasn't until I was 36 when I was diagnosed with psychosis, before that I was an average healthy person who my friends and family never would have thought would become a voice hearer. I hadn't given much thought towards mental illness before 2016.

How old were you when your symptoms first started?
 
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