I have tried 7 single antipsychotics (including clozapine) and 4 different combinations of antipsychotics. I've been on above the maximum BNF dose of olanzapine as well.
Still I am plagued by hours of voices a day, I see the Spies, I am finding it hard to leave the house, and my autistic meltdowns are worse as a consequence of stress from my symptoms. I'm also struggling to keep up with university, despite me being classed with a high IQ.
I cannot really block the voices out with music because the voices change the music and distort it. I'm not sure how to block the Spies out as they are trying to take over Earth and turn it into a Dictatorship.
My question is: is there anything that *will* work? I'm on 20mg olanzapine and 400mg amisulpride for the psychotic symptoms. I know a lot about psychopharmacology and I think something radical needs to be attempted here
Yes, I have been out of hospital for 26 months, which is great, but I struggle on a daily basis. I am also a fast metaboliser of olanzapine.
I've tried CBT for the voices / keeping myself away from going delusional. But every day I wonder if the Spies are thinking "what an idiot Oly is, she doesn't realise we're going to make her want to die".
I don't want to live the rest of my life with schizophrenia like this. I've had symptoms for 12 years already.
Can anyone offer insight or suggestions? I'm scared I'll under-perform in my uni degree, which will not do me justice, and that I could relapse very rapidly at any time. Only recently I nearly ended up in A&E, I wanted to save the world.
PM me if you want a PDF copy of the ICD-10or the Mental Health Act 1983/2007. I ALSO HAVE THE DSM-V BOOK and am a pharmacology student.
I have a visual impairment / neurological problems so I need people to type in clear text and no funny fonts. Also excuse any typos, my vision blocks things out.
I have autism and have problems communicating, PMs included.
Just becasue I type well doesn't mean I speak well. I am only part time verbal.
^ I've known a few people who's memory loss covers years prior to ECT, not just the period itself. It is a huge risk, though that's not to say it isn't an option.
There is good evidence for open dialogue, CBT and other forms of psychotherapy. If medication appears to be making little difference, it may be more helpful to learn how to manage and live with the symptoms. How much psychology input have you had to date?
Have you looked at the hearing voices network? I know it's not medication but I've heard very good things about it.
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I have treatment resistant schizophrenia too. I have like you tried just about all the meds they have with no particular improvements. I still hear voices all the time and get paranoia as well as a lot of negative symptoms. I am currently trying to go without meds.
I started going to group for people who hear voices about a yearago and find that really helpful, i am aldo being referred to a psychologist which i hope will help.
I am sorry i dont have a lot of advice but i felt i had to reply as i am in the same situation and know how frustrating it is.
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