I have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia first but psychosis after a couple of years. I still have delusions and hallucinations with voices, but it was not schizophrenia anymore like before. I have tried many antipsychotics. I have tried large amount of doses to very little. I`m getting the same problems. The symptoms are bothering me a lot and making me angry and anxious.
The good side is I enjoy working and have hope they will find a solution in the near future.
I hope this community would give me any ideas of what todo when the medications are not removing or making my symptoms easier to bare because my psychosis is constant and very active even on high doses of meds. I`m getting sick of it.
I would like to thank you for reading and replying.
How long have you been on meds? They take a long time to start working. In the meantime, keep a journal of your symptoms.
Welcome to the forum btw!
Thank you for replying. I have been on different medications for many years for each one. Minimum one year each. I`m on latuda for three years now.
Maybe you need to talk to your psychiatrist about finding a new med if Latuda still isn’t working. Three years is a long time to take something that’s not working. Do you see a psychiatrist regularly?
It took 3 or 4 years of taking the same medication before I got my symptoms under control. I’m not cured by any means but life is a lot more tolerable. I’ve been on the same medication for 20 years.
Schizophrenia causes damage to the brain. The longer it is left untreated the more difficult it is to recover from a psychosis.
It’s also been shown that the earlier someone gets treatment in the onset of the illness the better chance they have at recovering.
You need a treatment plan with medication and you need to comply with treatment.
Different meds have different effects on different people. The best thing to do is to keep talking with your doctor. Also, CBT therapy and having good support from other friends and family helps out a lot of others with sz as well.
Take care and welcome to the forum
Thanks for replying.
I do see a psychiatrist For many years, once a month or twice a month sometimes.
People are shouting and clapping and talking all the time, every second. I thought maybe the meds should take that away but it never did. I stopped seeing snakes and unclear Faces but that was it.
I dont want to live like this for the rest of my life.
Have you ever tried clozapine?
No, and im afraid of it because I read that this is the last option online and that they have to check your blood all the time. I have tried something similar like it called seroquel.
You could try Abilify, that could help you.