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Might be starting Clozapine soon


#1

Iv talked to my nurse and he thinks I should give clozapine a try, Iv been on high dose risperdal for years and it helps but i still have symptoms. So my question is how long did it take for clozapine to work for you? I dont really feel like going though months of hell before it starts to take effect.


#2

I’ve been on it since January all I do is wake up in drool. I’ve heard of people wetting the bed from this drug. Oh and I been getting a needle every Tuesday for 2 months becuz of this drug


#3

How long did it take to start working?


#4

I took clozapine and I felt the effects with the first dose, it got stronger with every one that I took. Clozapine was the only AP that ever did anything for me, I was a non-responder to the other meds which is typical. I found that it had much fewer side effects than the other drugs, the monthly blood tests are a nuisance but any complications are rare.


#5

Thanks that gives me some hope iv been on risperdone for years with limited success.


#6

Good luck with the Clozapine @Opus!
You may like it.


#7

Thanks @wave :slight_smile: I hope so, I need something to improve my life been stagnant for far to long.


#8

Haha, I also wake up covered in copious amounts of drool :joy: I’ve also wet myself several times.
I’ve had weekly blood tests for over six months.
It does help, though.


#9

Can’t tell if it’s working or not. My worker seems to think im doing awesome. I guess im the only one who feels like crap


#10

I have not been on it but I can tell u that it has one of the if not the lowest EPS risk which is great


#11

Try it man…!!! Best of luck…


#12

Clozapine is really the last option to go to. I was in that situation but I didnt go for it because it lowers your immune system.


#13

I’m going to reduce my clozapine dose for the following reasons

  1. Postural hypotension
  2. Bed wetting
  3. Too much sleeping