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  1. I have had an account here for a long time. I do not believe I ever did an introduction. I was just speaking with someone who recommended I come here. I am suffering in so many ways and I feel so alone. I am becoming more hopeless every day and am afraid I am going to end up in a hospital. I have little time to even write now because there is way too much going on in my life. I need help. There is no where to go for help. 1- I was started on high doses of xanax in 1997 and continued until they switched me to 4mg klonopin in 2013 during a hospitalization. CT off xanax for a
  2. Hello guys I’m new and want to give this a try. I’m currently 18 years old and wanted to give another chance to recovery. Although I haven’t been on forums before I decided that I wanted to join one after reading a moving article called “The Challenge of Going Off Psychiatric Drugs” by Rachel Aviv. I need a community for advice because many doctors don’t understand my sensitivity to dosage changes. I have been on different medications for over four years. I’ve gone through many SSRI’s and antipsychotics and some benzos but now I face a problem. I’m currently on Clozapine, my old psychiatrist s
  3. I am the mother of a 41 year-old son who is trying for the 3rd time to taper off of Clozapine (Clozaril) that he has been on for 20 years beginning in 1999. The first two attempts were in 2003 (Initiated by psychiatrist) and 2014 (initiated by my son with our full cooperation). They ended in disaster. This time our son, under the care of a psychiatrist, is tapering off 25 mg every 6 months. He started going down from 600 mg in 2015 and is now at 400 mg. --but at a cost. He always suffered from intrusive thoughts and lately these thoughts have been funneled into one terrible accuser who wh
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    Hi all, I have begun a taper on the med that causes the worst side effects: clozapine. It makes me feel heavily sedated and numb- only half living at times. I also have fine motor skill issues with significant shaking. Here are the doses I was on: -175 mg clozapine -750 mg depakote I have decreased the clozapine by 7% to 162.5 mg. I have felt a clarity like a light right before I take my nightly dose. Then I enter the fog again when I take my next dose. Very hard getting out of bed in the am after my big nightly dose of meds. I am looking forward to really living ev
  5. I'm 19 years old. I went on Zyprexa for 39 days. For the last half of the days I was put on 20mg. I have been dealing with the loss of my old self, but I have had glimmers of it returning.
  6. Hello to all you brave souls out there who want psych off drugs. I have been in the mental health system for 10 years, and most of it was because of akathisia related problems that doctors will throw shade at as not happening. The only drug that has allowed me to live akathisia free that I have tried is Seroquel. I haven't been successful at tapering, and started going down by percentages only in the last few years. I have to go 3% because 10% is too fast. I have got nutritional tests (NutrEval and spectra cell) for the past two years that confirm what this article is sa
  7. Hi I was hospitalized for full manic episode with psyhotic features in July and I was put on lamictal 50 mg and clozapine 25 mg. I stayed in the hospital for a 3 weeks which for me was a horrible experience. The doctors did not giv e me any diagnosis at the time and after I got out I felt very dull and I decided to got off the medicine to feel emotions again. So I started to taper both medicines very quickly which ended very badly as I sunk into the deep suicidal depression and in august I ended up in the hospital again. I just wanted a doctor to write me an antidepressant(of course
  8. Hello. I came on this forum cause i have problem with black mind and foggy feelings in my head. Sorry for my english and grammar, i have problem with thinking and concentration. This is history of my illness: In 2011. i have problems with many thoughts i can not control, i have many thoughts in my mind and i can not stop it. I went to shrink and i was diagnosed with depression with psychotics features. F32.3. I drunk zoloft, clozapine and clonazepam. I was drinking it for 3 years. Then i stop with it because i got feeling like i can not think and feel, i was like zombie. I did tapering. From
  9. http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/829790?src=wnl_edit_medn_wir&spon=34 Because you hear people say "oh no they don't give doctors kickbacks..." (well, I've heard it anyway.)
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