This is what I need to do for myself and if anyone else benefits then great…
Tomorrow I see my pdoc and hopefully he will be increasing my Clozapine. I’m at a hundred right now but have been told that 400-450 is the therapeutic level. I am still taking my Latuda but hopefully will be able to wean off of it and just be on the Clozapine.
So far the Clozapine has been great helping me to feel my feelings again which has been a bit uncomfortable but manageable. I have had some of my most productive days on it than ever but still have some days where I am just well the best way to describe it is down. I have had several lately in a row, with today finally coming out of it thankfully.
I am still having the side effect of tiredness and am sleeping 10-13 hours a day especially in the mornings I am like a zombie my husband has witnessed. Am going to ask about a medicine to counteract this side effect.
What helps me most is my essential oils, lavender, peppermint, rose and jasmine. And my music stays with me at every corner. I’m good with a few close friends and most of all my dear daughter is there for me at every bend. She is like my life line, and she calls me her angel but she is mine more than she knows. Oh all my children bring me much joy! Today someone asked me if I was a grandma. Wow! No, I answered not yet but I am hopeful….
My book will be out very soon, supposed to be arriving any day for my approval. Will see if it can provide me some sort of income. I have written many articles, a chapter in a book, a self published book and now a book that is being published and promoted with Covenant Books. If this one does well I have another one ready to go too. But it feels like a lifetime ago that I wrote it when in reality it was just a few months ago.
I am definitely not psychotic these days, very in touch with reality lately, my last delusion has faded greatly so that is a huge relief as it was a burden that I carry with only a few knowing these thoughts of grandeur. Reality hurts. I am human and I have a disorder. What else can I say but that while my delusions were positive they carried with it a huge burden that I am just now as I type losing rapidly so happy to say.
But living in reality for the time being is great because although I make mistakes, some bigger than others, I know I am forgiven. But it’s scary sometimes because I have very poor judgement at times….
God is good to me though and although I can’t see Him, I feel His presence with me at every waking moment and with each beat of my heart do I pray His will for me now and forever… amen.