I just had this happen to me, I was having a nice little pleasant conversation with my inner voice (not audible voices) and all of a sudden my brain stopped. It was like I couldn’t think at all, of anything, I couldn’t find words, I was just blank.
What is this called and does anyone here have this happen to them? It lasted for about two minutes and then I was able to think again. Is this just regular thought blocking? Normally that only happens to me when I’m talking to someone and/or hearing voices.
Yeah, it called thought block and it’s a sign of relapse one doctor told me.
That’s not good then. I had really bad paranoia the other day and now this… I really hope it’s not relapse because I’ve only been on this medicine for two months and it’s really been working for me. If I relapse they’ll make me take Clozaril!!! I do NOT want that to happen!!!
I’d tell your doctor about this just to be on the safe side. Especially if it happens again.
Happens to me, as well. I’m usually able to get my train of thought back, but it’s like there are blips that can last for a few seconds to a couple minutes, where I just lose everything that was at the front of my mind. It hasn’t been a sign of relapse for me personally, it has turned out to be something that will just happen from time to time. It’s definitely good to tell your doctor if it’s a new thing, though. An important thing to monitor. I’ve gotten pretty good at working with it, like even if it happens mid-conversation I know the little nuances to give to get the other person to pick up and keep talking, buy me time, so it comes across as like. “Yada yada yad- and well, you know…” and then they go right back into talking haha.
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@Sooner88 I get this too. It’s really frustrating. You and I are very similar I feel. We both take 12mg invega, we both get thought blocking, and we’re both living under the threat of clozapine (and neither of us want that to happen).
I hope you don’t relapse. My psychiatrist says I’m either having a blip at the moment or I’m about to relapse. I really don’t want to relapse, it’s really important to me to keep my head above water and keep my job.
Sometimes I slow way down when I’m trying to explain something, and then what I’m going to say morphs into gibberish for just a minute or two. It’s like I’m on standby. But so far I always get words back. It feels the same as when I can’t think of a name, but I can’t think of any word.
That happens to me way too often to be a sign of relapse.
Do you have Schizophrenia or do you have Schizoaffective? I have Schizoaffective… No one has said Clozaril is next but I’ve already tried Haldol, Seroquel, Risperdal, Latuda, and now Invega so I think that would be the next step. Very scary with all the side effects it has.
I have schizophrenia.
I’ve tried saphris, zyprexa, abilify, latuda and I’ve always been on invega. Oh and I’ve just started taking seroquel.
I know, my psychiatrist said I have to have an eeg or some test for my heart before starting clozapine and then weekly blood tests as well. I don’t want to take it.
The only meds I will willingly be compliant with are invega and seroquel. Seroquel makes me really sleepy and I get the munchies from it, but no other bad side effects. Invega I barely get any side effects. I’ve put on about ten kilos on it but that’s nothing compared to the weight some people put on on AP’s.
I’ve gained a similar amount of weight from Invega. I don’t know why, I really have been careful about what I eat.
Yes same as me, I’m eating very healthy foods but I still gained weight.