So I just had an appointment with my pdoc and I’ve just been prescribed this med. They want to change my antipsychotic also but not yet. I’ve never taken antidepressants before.
I hope you have good luck with it.
Antidepressants can be a big help. I’ve come across people who benefited enormously from them. If they don’t work, it didn’t cost you much to find out.
New meds, new life!!!
i take CLozapine for my Schizo and i have been on Brintellix for almost 2 yrs. the Brintellix has literally changed my life. 1 started on 5mg, went up to 10mg, then up to 15mg; the 15 was too high for me as it made me manic and charged up my schizo symptoms; so i went back to the 10mg. this helped me so much and it is still doing its job w/ no side effects. no weight gain or loss; depression lifted, and schizo symptoms went down enough that it is tolerable. and BTW, the clozerile (clozapine) also literally changed my life. i’ve been on practically every anti-psychotic on the planet and nothing gave me so much success. but i take a lot of the clozeril (500mg) ; but i have never had any side effects except when i started the titration. i do get sleepy at night after i take my bed meds, and i sleep very deeply, but other than that, no side effects. also, just to give you some stats, i am 5’4" and weigh 102lbs. i am quite thin and am a Type 1 Diabetic. have hard time gaining weight, but i eat i high protein/ high fat diet w/ very little carbs. (all other anti-psychotics interacted badly w/ my diabetes blood sugar levels (especially Zyprexa) hope this helps a little bit. best of luck
Im on 10mg brintellix. Its good for the thought process my pdoc said. It helps ur cognition.
Have u been relatively negative symptom free from the beginning. My pdoc always prescribes an antidepressant however the first pdoc i had neglected to do so and that surprised my current pdoc. Antidepressants are good for inevitable low moods (you are mentally ill) and neg symptoms. U should feel a cognitive lift on trintellix i know i did. And i can feel pleasure again just not the subtle shades i had before my capacity to feel complicated pleasures has been removed completely.