Like @Wave said, less is more. Antipsychotics do have adverse effects, and the higher the dose, the worse the adverse effects.
I find that my medication strategy is effective. I take just under the max dose of Geodon and I take meds for side effects (three meds for them) and well yeah it’s a problem but it’s still better than no meds. I have high blood pressure, a bit high of a heart rate, gastric reflux and akathisia. I take a med for each of those.
But what you should know is that the antipsychotics are the heavy hitters. They are in a class of drugs called “major tranquilizers” and they live up to the name.
You don’t want to be on any more “major tranquilizer” than you absolutely have to be on. I’ve been on higher doses and different meds, and wow the side effects were like replacing schizophrenia with problems just as intrusive. I mean akathisia that made me literally kick my leg like a mule (latuda) or sedation and weight gain and hunger like I had never imagined (Zyprexa). Zyprexa also causes diabetes rather often. People are known to gain tons of weight on it.
So yeah, less is more.
You might have to settle with being treated and not cured. I have chronic symptoms regardless of my meds, I go to therapy and study psychology to deal with it. The thing is, I can disregard or cope with the symptoms effectively to where I function like a normal (maybe higher than normal to be honest) person because of the lower dose of the major tranquilizer. Any more of it means intolerable side effects and mental “retardation” is what I call it- being drugged out and sedated and looking for coffee wherever I went. Not having normal emotions. Having one zombie ass mood.
I suggest learning to deal with the slight paranoid thoughts you said are still active.