My son has been in the hospital for one week. He is fairly newly diagnosed. Zyprexa at a high does worked for about six weeks and then quit working. Then he tried Saphris and that did nothing. He even got a new symptoms of seeing “movies” in his head of bothersome things ex. him being shot with a bow and arrow, his friend being buried in a cemetary, a voice telling him he was being taken to Mars and then him seeing himself on Mars in this movie in his head.
The hospital decided he should try Clozapine. It has only been about four to five days but I don’t see any improvement. He is hearing voices telling him he shouldn’t eat because he is overweight. He is not overweight though. Today he said he was seeing a snow boarder in his mind, he responded out loud to one of the good voices, and on and on…
I know he is getting 200 mg of the Clozapine daily. Should it be working better or is it too early?
Anyone been through this where it didn’t work and then what did the doctor’s try?? I always heard this was kind of the last resort med