Last night I took 50mg, as instructed. I had some problems falling asleep because I couldn’t breathe; I actually had to go get my inhaler and sit upright for about an hour. It’s a sign of an anxiety attack, except for the fact that I didn’t feel much anxiety. However, once I was finally able to fall asleep, I slept! I actually slept about 6 or 7 hours, and the best part is that I slept straight through the night! That almost never happens to me, I’m so excited.

Once I woke up, I noticed that I was a bit unsteady, but only if I bent over or was too active. So I’ve asked for help with things, and my husband was more than happy to assist me. I also noticed that I’m slurring some of my words, and I did wake up with a sore throat. The longer I’m awake, the better I feel. Both of these things are side effects of Clozapine. I will inform my psychiatrist, but I do not want to quit this medication so quickly. I’m prepared to tough it out.

3 thoughts on “Clozapine Rechallenge – Day 2

  1. I’m glad you are going to stick it out for a while. Many meds I’ve been on required some adjustment before I was comfortable and the side effects negligent. It is possible the body learns and adapts to new drugs… I’m also glad you know how to ask for help. Too many people try to do everything alone and there is a reason we have each other. Good sleep, for several weeks in a row, will affect do much of your life – depression, mental acuity, hunger hormones and cravings are all tied to the quality and quantity of sleep. I am loving the blog … And I really like your writing style – clear, from the heart, factual but still emotional but without self pity. I read hope, courage, and perseverance👍.

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    1. I agree, it is true that your body needs time to adapt to new medications. However, with this specific medication, if I get certain side effects, my psychiatrist will take me off it immediately because of the possibilities of a low white blood cell count. I did wake up with a sore throat, but it’s already gone!!

      Hopefully, I can have another night of good sleep. It is very important to a healthy life. Glad you are enjoying my blog. I just work about being open and honest when I write; it ends up helping me a lot.


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