I was diagnosed with schizophrenia a few months ago. I was put on an anti-depressant, an anti-anxiety, a sleep aid, but the main one I’m taking is Invega. I was put on 9mg and after a few weeks I noticed a significant drop in activity in terms of voices that used to talk to me. So significant they are practically gone. I am very very grateful of this.
But the thing that hasn’t changed, at all, is my thoughts. I’ll spare details because I don’t want this to be a long wall of text but needless to say I think people are after me. I am pretty convinced of this, despite what my doctor and father say to the contrary. I live in almost complete fear, never leaving my apartment, cut off friends and most of my family. My doctor has just upped me to 12 mg of invega, but I just don’t understand how a medicine is going to make me stop having these thoughts. How exactly does it work? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.