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Old 04-11-2022, 04:46 PM   #1
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Post away! About your struggles or successes with this illness. Or anything you think is salient to post.
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Old 04-12-2022, 03:00 AM   #2
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Thank you. I have voices.
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Old 04-12-2022, 01:51 PM   #3
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I'm doing okay today. My olanzapine was recently increased. So that's good. Hopefully I'll stop having some of the troubling symptoms I've been having because of that.
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I've had some nightmares lately, & one really bad. I woke up screaming, so that was how I got away from the terrifying situation. Any of you having nightmares?
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I don't have dreams.
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I had bad agitation yesterday. I don't get that often but it was very disabling as I was going through it. I was having paranoia and anxiety as well. I took Lybalvi and the agitation, anxiety, and paranoia went away but I forgot how the side effects of that medicine are. I felt really dizzy, had trouble walking, felt like Zombie chill and had trouble thinking. I was super sedated.
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My T said I have schizoaffective disorder (among many other disorders). I don't believe her even though I have unusual thoughts such as nobody is real.
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Old 05-19-2022, 09:15 PM   #8
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I denied the invitation to take Clozapine, was this a bad decision? There are practically miraculous results and its said to treat suicidal ideation in Schizophrenics. I honestly did not want to do a blood test every week. I am not terribly suicidal all the time and the feeling passed off. When I told my doctors I was going through these suicidal feelings, the feelings themselves were really minor. I may have exaggerated the entire thing. One of these docs said that the Clozapine could help with cognitive symptoms of Schizoaffective disorder. But I did not want to take it still. I was so happy and it was running through my mind that my movements and moves themselves were so unlike me. They must have been fluid, like water or something. I was just willy nilly doing whatever all it was during a few days. So, I think I was right in having turned down that Clozapine.
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I've had a really tough week: paranoia, lack of impulse control, agitation, hallucinations, stress intolerance, distressing images, difficulty communicating, difficulty managing emotions, anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. I feel a little better today so I am a little hopeful that maybe the worst is behind me (for now!)
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@Brego I was on clozapine for about a year and it was very effective. Side effects were sedation, drooling and weight gain. I stopped it because I had to go to a special pharmacy for it every week and they would have trouble getting my labs so I always had to go through withdrawals every time I got a refill (which were awful as most AP withdrawals are). If you have any questions about it feel free to PM me.

@SlumberKitty I'm sorry you've been struggling so much. Hopefully you're right and things keep getting better
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Voices are the usual difficulty. I wish so much that I could have my mind & my private thinking room back again.
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Doing better this week.
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So nice to find an online community of schizoaffectives. We are a rare group but also a diverse group of people.
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