Last night, I increased my Clozapine dose to 100mg and decreased my Seroquel dose to 100mg as instructed by my psychiatrist. I fell asleep last night around 2:00am and I was in and out until 8:30am. I probably got a total combination of 5 1/2 hours, which isn’t that bad. I woke up with sore muscles and I feel pretty tired, but it’s not as bad as it has previously been. I’m a bit unsteady on my feet, which is a new side effect for me. I still feel pressure in my throat, but it appears to be getting better. The chest pressure is there again, but very minor. And my temperature is 97.7. So I guess I do have a lot of side effects today, but I think they will go away as the day goes on, just like it has been happening every other day.

I have a busy day today that I’m looking forward to. My step-son, who is 24 years old, is coming over to visit. I love spending time with my step-kids. Then we’re going to dinner at my step-daughter’s house, she is 22 years old, which means I get to see my granddaughter again. We saw her this past Sunday, but I felt so weak from the medication that I was afraid to hold her; I didn’t want to drop her if my muscles gave out like they have a few other times. I’m going to continue to try to think positive even though it’s extremely difficult, at the very least, it can’t hurt.

2 thoughts on “Clozapine Rechallenge – Day 9

    1. I was the one debating IV Ketamine and Clozaril. I live in the US. I’m so glad you are happy with the Clozaril. I’m struggling with dosage increases, but I know it will level out at some point. I’m taking it for suicidal ideations that haven’t gone away for about 5 or 6 months now. I think my final dose will be somewhere between 300mg and 450mg, so I have a ways to go. This website has a lot of information about IV Ketamine, in case you’re interested:
      http://www.ketamineadvocacynetwork.org/

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