My son is on his 43rd day (6 weeks) into the Clozapine treatment and doing well.
He doesn't seem paranoid at all, no sign that I can see of visual or auditory hallucinations, his delusions are still down from before he started Clozapine, but I have seen a gradual increase since he had about 4 hours of questioning them about 10 days ago - that seemed to be his current low point as far as the delusions go.
He's not doing a lot, but he doesn't seem depressed. He does talk about doing things, like saying he maybe he could get a job doing X or go back to school for Y. He still has his social anxiety, but he is going into stores more, he seems to be able to tolerate being around his father better (sometimes, I can't tolerate that - lol), and his appetite is OK, although we're not always making the best food choices.
Once, I saw 1 very thin line on his face where he may have been drooling in his sleep, but he hasn't said anything about it. He's had dry mouth from drugs in the past & he hated that. I hypersalivate from time to time naturally, so it's not the worst thing in the world anyway.
No complaints of dizziness for awhile. He's sleeping regular hours more often with the random day where he doesn't sleep at all. Days where he sleeps all night and all day are getting fewer.
He's been on the 200 mg/day dose for 4 weeks now, but I'm guessing it will go up next time he sees his doctor on July 24th.
The only concerning thing is that he still doesn't think the meds do anything. He doesn't like when I have to wake him up to give it to him on schedule (I don't do it on the minute, more like within 2 hours of when he's supposed to take it.). But, last night he told me that he only takes it because I act like I won't get him any cigarettes if he doesn't take them. It's OK for him to think about that, but that means a battle will be coming if he still feels that way if he gets approved for SSI. I guess it's time to think of a new strategy so I have it before I need it.
So, that's my update. He's been out of the hospital for 35 days now, and he was averaging about 45 to 50 days from discharge to a new admission over the past year, with a really bad 7 to 10 days before he went back in. I'm pretty sure he'll make it longer than that this time - I'm hoping it'll be a really, really long time.