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What is the best medication for psychosis

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althea1

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I'm currently taking Clopixol depot 150mg and i think it causes hypersensitivity towards fabrics, also fever and weight gain, hand tremors and loss of rhythm when dancing and intrusive thoughts. Does anyone know of a medication that has less side effects? I have mild alopecia and i cannot wear wigs anymore because I'm sensitive towards fabrics now.
 
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Hi,
Lots of people have improved on aripipazole however it can cause weight gain, diabetes and many other symptoms.
Not everyone will get these side effects.
Hope you feel better soon.
Take care
 
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I had an awful experience on Aripirazole, breathing problems.
 
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I take 20 mil haladol it works pretty well
 
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I found olanzapine worked best for me but the side effect of weight gain was too much for me to stay on it. It was brilliant for voices and even better for my anxiety.
 
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I have to say when all else fails there is always clozapine. It works well but the blood tests every week are not nice. Plus weight gain and a host of other side effects but it Seems to be the best one for treatment resistant schizophrenia.
 
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I take olanzapine. The pdoc forces me to take it and I am not allowed to change drugs. I have to do her bidding god willing
 
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Haldol stopped almost all the hallucinations and delusions but it was killing me. All I did was sit in my recliner all day, every day with my eyes closed and I lost the will to do anything including eating and even DRINKING COFFEE, and my hands got the shakes. Risperidone worked ok but I had bad negative symptoms. Now I'm on ziprasidone (Geodon) and I have more positive symptoms but my negative symptoms are much less so I am actually doing better than I had on I think any med I've ever been on before. Abilify, Seroquel and Zyprexa didn't help me much.
 
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I am on latuda now (lurasidone) still got the voices although they are back to being manageble but I seem to have more energy my mood has lifted and so far no side effects.

Pharmacy had trouble getting it in. Trying to find out if anyone else here takes it
 
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I’m due to start clozapine on Monday has anyone had any experience of cloz? I’m nervous reading the side effects...
 
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im on depixol depot and on quetiapine too
 
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I’m due to start clozapine on Monday has anyone had any experience of cloz? I’m nervous reading the side effects...
Don't be worried about clozapine it really is a wonderful drug but just like any other med it does have it's side effects.


You will have weekly blood tests to keep an eye on your white blood cells one type of white cell that they are interested in are Neutrophills. These can drop when taking clozapine and leave you open to infection however you are really closely monitored and although you will hear about this in reality it does not happen that often. My clinic saw 75 people and I was the only one who's neutrophils dropped and I was taken of the drug.


You may gain weight. I did...….A lot I was 85kg 13st and went up to a whopping 105kg 16.5st


You may feel less restless then when you were on other meds. Clozapine has a lower incidence of extra pyramidal symptoms. Which is a good thing. Don't get me wrong you may still get stiffness or that inner restlessness that other meds give you but it is less likely.


You may slobber more when in bed. Again this did not happen to me but other have reported drooling especially at night. Sleeping on a towel helps.


There are a lot of horror stories about clozapine but as long as you go to the clinic (they have a motto no blood no drug) an get bloods done plus blood pressure checked there really is not a lot to fear. No doubt someone else will post after me saying Clozapine caused my leg to drop off or clozapine caused me to grow an extra ear but clozapine really does work. It has been the only drug that really sorted my voices out.


I was unlucky. My neutrophils dropped they spotted it straight away and the problem was sorted by stopping the drug.


All I can say is give it a go. I saw many a very ill person walk into the clozapine clinic and a couple of weeks later they were so relieved that their voices had calmed and that they were again able to function. Albeit a couple of kg heavier.


Have an open mind trust the doctors (that hard for me to say). If you want to chat about clozapine please contact me.


Good luck. I really miss clozapine right now.
 
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Don't know if you are in the uk but your neutrophils have to be 2.0 or above. Mine fell to 0.8. I did not get any infections and I felt 100 percent fine.

1 week after coming of clozapine they went back up to 4.5
 
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I take 800mg of Amisulpride. The only real things to watch out for with that drug is prolactin and EPS symptoms but I am all good for now. I have been on many and this is the best so far
 
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Thanks for the information Fazza I started it tonight.. so let’s see what happens Apparantly I am treatment resistant and my psych is sceptical this will work
 
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