So, I'm doing alright on latuda. It's not perfect, but it takes care of about 2/3 of my symptoms which is better than- say- making me nuttier or dumb as a rock.
In the spirit of "taking care of myself" (again, thanks, Latuda!), I went for my first ob/gyn check-up in 6 years. Had all the blood tests done and mentioned that I have some (a lot of) weight I can't lose and my mom had some thyroid issues, so they tested for that. TSH levels came back low, but the t4s were okay. The doctor I saw for follow-up told me that some bipolar meds can monkey with the thyroid. I told her that I had been on lamictal but never lithium. She said it was possible the lamictal was still working it's way out of my system, let's draw blood again in 6 weeks.
Did that. Now my TSH levels are up, but still in the low end of normal. My t4's have dropped to way below normal. I have been instructed to go have a visit with my pdoc about the latuda.
Anyone have any experience like this with latuda? Or thyroid nonsense? Thyroids are pretty touchy, aren't they? Is it possible I was just having a "bad thyroid day"? Latuda is a totally different class of meds from lamictal. I'm hoping my pdoc will say, "no, it's got to be something else", but my luck with meds has never been good.
Re-reading this and I wouldn't begrudge any mod who moved it to the Antipsychotics thread. I forgot about that. Sorry.
Edited by girlwiththefarawayeyes, 16 July 2013 - 09:04 AM.