Clozapine Rechallenge – Day 2

Clozapine Rechallenge – Day 2

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.