I was on haldol for a while, but the side effects (restless leg syndrome and dizziness/vertigo) were intolerable so I quit it. I didn’t want to be on it anyways because it does have a higher incidence of TD but the pdoc I had at the time gave me a choice between haldol and clozapine, so I thought haldol was the lesser of two evils, I didn’t want to do all the blood tests with clozapine. If I had another choice at that time I would of taken it. I’ve heard numerous stories about people on Haldol getting TD.
I got a new pdoc and he put me on Lurasidone (Latuda) 60mg which is what I am currently on.
Lurasidone has a low incidence of TD. Prior to that I was on Olanzapine which also has a lower incidence of TD. But it is still possible with both.
Idk why everybody hates Clozapine. Drs say its the best for all sz symptoms including negative and cognitive. I would be on it if it wasn’t for the blood tests. I see users here who are doing very good on Clozapine including working.
What I know about Haldol is it’s an old drug and very powerful. They inject it into criminals when they are out of control in prisons. And they often use it in mental institutions to inject people against their will which is illegal. I am allergic to it and can never take it. My back would spasm so hard I’d break it.