Anyone switched between Clozapine and Risperidone?

Which one was better for negative symptoms? My pdoc thinks Clozapine is best med for negative symptoms.

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I think meds are trial and error and everyone responds different.

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Yeah the problem is we’re just a group of people going through similar struggles we can’t prescribe you clozaril so you have to go through a licensed psychiatrist I don’t think a GP can prescribe it from what I’ve heard

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It was a pdoc who wanted to prescribe it. I will have to apply for a new pdoc. I did the clozapine heart tests and she gave me a clozapine blood test paper but I never went. I don’t like the idea of weekly blood tests, its scary

She actually prescribed it but i didn’t do the blood tests and told her i dont want it anymore

Taking meds is vital for sz there are no alternatives to meds if they prescribed you clozapine then you might have to do it I would not worry too much blood tests aren’t that painful

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Clozapine blocks little dopamine compared to other APs, it acts on muscarinic and gaba receptors too

I read it can cause cardiomyopathy and suppress immune system and highest weight gain and many other scary side effects

You know alot about meds however doctors know more surprisingly

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Your very intelligent tho and I think with both you and the doctor you could get some relief from this

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Idk not smart but i have lots of knowledge but still cant help myself

I suck socially with relationships, actually i just google stuff its not even knowledge lol

Oh wow its an antisuicide med

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If you like sleeping a lot, it’s a great med.

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I know I’ve said it numerous times, but clozapine has been the best psych med I’ve taken. It especially reduced the suicidal ideation and self harm. The weekly blood tests are a simple finger stick and after a while it’s only once a month. It’s been a great med for me…until it started cardiac problems. I have tachycardia and QTc prolongation from it and my dose has had to be reduced, I may have to eventually discontinue it, but I hope it will stay effective at the lower dose. I’ve been on everything, and clozapine helped me the best.

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You do it at home? Did it help negative symptoms?

The finger stick was done at my pdocs office and, yes, it does help the negatives.

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