What To Do When You’re Treatment Resistant To Psychiatric Medications

In my experience, you take the medications anyway.

I am still very symptomatic, and life is quite a challenge for me.

I won’t get into a lot of detail regarding my symptoms, but I can tell you that many of my symptoms are classic schizophrenia symptoms.

There isn’t much left to the imagination where my mental health is concerned.

I only wish, that after trying a half dozen medications, I had greater relief.

And, while it’s true that I haven’t gone to a second line of defense medication (i.e. clozapine), I have been doing all I can at present, to make things manageable as they are.

What are some of your experiences with trying numerous psychiatric medications?

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  1. Initially I was treatment resistant, until clozapine. Later I was switched to olanzapine. I take a low dose, 5 mg, but still have a bulging belly. It seems to work for me, but it’s probably killing me with lipids and high blood sugar. It’s nice to have the thought broadcasting tempered though. That was awful. Price I pay to exist here on Earth.
    Best of luck!

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