I have intractable anxiety. Sometimes it’s due to my sz symptoms. Other times it is independent of sz.
Am on an AD and pregabalin (as well as seroquel). Last pdoc appointment my doc said I could try clozapine.
Does anyone think clozapine may help my anxiety
Am ripping out my hair here
Yes it can, in my case it soothed all of my symptoms,
Yeah tried 30mg of buspar for about a year. Didn’t notice any benefit
No, clozapine will not help anxiety. Clozapine will actually worsen OCD and anxiety due to its anti-serotonin properties.
You should be on benzo, ask for clobazam as it usually doesnt cause tolerance.
Read adverse effects of clozapine here - https://schizophreniabulletin.oxfordjournals.org/content/24/3/381.full.pdf
Thanks for the info @clinic
Most of my anxiety stems from paranoia associated with my schizoaffective, and I take 300mg of Clozapine and it has definitely helped not only my psychosis but also anxiety…still have symptoms because its not a cure all.
BUT I wouldn’t take clozapine just for anxiety because in some people it makes anxiety worse…
I have chronic and severe anxiety sometimes stemming from my bipolar symptoms.
My pdoc increased the risperidone dose and I think it’s actually making things worse.
I’m still mood cycling and I cannot control my anxiety.
Benzos don’t work for me, especially if I take it everyday.
I have to contact my psychiatrist today.
Can’t go on like this.
Benzos kinda work for me but to be honest most docs were I live refuse to prescribe them.
@Wave respiridone made my anxiety worse - I think mostly via akathisia
The only safe herbal remedy for anxiety is L-theanine. All the others are risky.
You were on Clozapine before you said. Can you remember if you were anxious on it ?
That’s the thing - I can’t remember.
I think it is time to go on the old l-theanine again. I can say objectively that it does help me
Just ordered some l-theanine. Thanks for being a pal @everhopeful and reminding me about it
Did you order it from nature’s best ? I’d splash out and get only the good stuff if your anxiety is that bad.
i ended up getting it from amazon as is 24 hour delivery.
Ok. Id order from nature’s best as well. So you can see the difference. It’s good stuff.