Experience with zeldox
I'm speaking for my boyfriend, I just wanted to post this because what zeldox did to him was quite frightening and I couldn't find much information or experiences with this drug on the net so I figured sharing the experience I've witnessed might help some people.
My boyfriend was diagnosed with schizophrenia about a year and a half ago and stayed in a hospital for a while. He was administered clozapine and took it for about 5 months. The drug did benefit him, maybe not his health, there are a lot of risks and he did experience some weight gain but he was able to function happily and normally. He stopped taking the meds and I didn't think too much of it, because I didn't know him when he wasn't on them. I noticed his personality slowly deteriorating so I took him to a mental health worker to seek help.
They didn't want him to be put back on clozapine, (he moved out of province so he's seeing different doctors) I'm not sure why. Maybe because of the health risks.
Here they first wanted him to be on 200mgs of seroquel. 100mgs in the morning and 100mgs before bed but they were way too sedative, even with breaking the tablet in half. And they didn't really help any symptoms.
The psychiatrist then recommended zeldox. He was taking 40mgs in the morning, and 40mgs before bed for about 3 days.
I do think they helped his symptoms the slightest bit, I could see progress. They also didn't knock him out like seroquel. But on the 3rd night of taking it I noticed some negative side effects. I was doing homework and he was in bed, I went to check on him and it looked like he had something in his mouth, I just assumed he was eating or something but when I looked closer he was just doing something weird with his mouth.
Abnormal mouth movements are a listed side effect. Then an hour later his jaw started locking up. It would move to the side and he couldn't control it. He was in extreme pain, so I rushed him to the ER.
There, where we waited for about an hour for the nurses to take all his info and phone the doctor who was on call for advice the symptoms only worsened.
He then lost all control about how his mouth moved, his lips were quivering and he couldn't move them to talk. His tongue was hanging out and he seemed to be having a panic attack.
Finally he was administered a muscle relaxer to ease the lockjaw, it helped him. The lockjaw went away and the mouth movements stopped. We were sent home and he slept well for the rest of the night and seems to be ok today.
I feel that he is experiencing some withdraw though, he seems to be quite sad today, which is not like him. His schiz symptoms are usually quite "positive" like uncontrollable laughter and hyperactivity. He won't eat anything either.
Hopefully things will get better, we're awaiting a phone call from the psychiatrist.