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  1. It would be great if it would be possible to get meds that you are already on refilled by the pharmacist in the event that you have to wait for a new doctor. Or when an appointment is later than the date you will run out of all your meds. I will be out of all my meds for 5 days due to going to the hospital and not being able to get an appointment in time. I don't understand why this situation is allowed to go on in this day.
  2. I'm pretty sure Seroquel made me feel what would qualify as hypomanic. I also had auditory hallucinations after I took my dosage. But I was on 900mg at the time. I remember doing some crazy things on that drug that I normally would have never thought about doing.
  3. I had to take a small dose of Zyprexa as well for a few days last week. My paranoia was through the roof. It really leveled me out. I haven't taken any this week and still feel good. I will see how I do after an increase of Latuda at my next appointment. I like to have Zyprexa prn but I just want to lose the weight I gained when I was on it full time. That was the dose I was on the first time I tried Latuda. I think my paranoia was in check at that time. I wish I had known about Propranolol at that time because I probably would have been able to stay on Latuda. It has completely taken away the EPS I get from Latuda. Glad you don't have to deal with it.
  4. You might try Pristiq? I believe it is just the active metabolite of Effexor. I was on Effexor before and had a similar experience. It just made me feel like crap. I just started Pristiq on the 27th of June, 50mg in the AM. At first I was a little anxious after taking it and I think it caused some lingering joint and muscle pain. But all of those symptoms have subsided now that I am used to it. I really like it, it has really turned my depression around for the better.
  5. This. Great med that almost immediately took away my paranoia and delusional thoughts. But in just under two months I gained almost 25lbs. I met someone in the hospital who had been on it a long time ago, before the class action law suits happened. He got diabetes from Zyprexa and was on a relatively low dose 2.5mg.
  6. I had my Clonazepam dosage cut from 1mg in the AM to .25mg. It was making me feel flat, tired and really depressed. I feel much better now. I have a lot more energy and the depression it caused has lifted. Of course I have been on Klonopin for 10 years now, so unlike you, I am fully dependent on it. I take 20mg of Propranolol in the AM when I take Latuda and I take another 20mg at night. I use it for the EPS that Latuda causes. I have not noticed any tiredness from the Propranolol.
  7. suggestions

    Latuda is really good for my paranoia and delusional thoughts. It is also great for depression. I was on 120mg before and felt really good. But cogentin didn't halt the EPS, so I had to stop it. It also helped a lot with anger. I just started it again when I was in the hospital for depression. Honestly, I need to get on a higher dose to get its full effect. I am only on 60mg at the moment. Probably need 100-120mg like I was on before. If you try it and get EPS I recommend Propranolol as cogentin didn't do the trick for me. Clozapine had very similar effects but I couldn't take the blood tests and weight gain. It just gets old really quick, but it is a really good med. I remember that after every increase in dosage I felt so much better.
  8. I've been on Klonopin for 10 years. Currently taking .25mg in the AM and .5mg in the PM. But I've been as high as 2mg a day. I won't get off of benzo's unless my pdoc agrees to a long-term taper. I refuse to go through the hell of withdrawal. I have read so many stories of the torture that people go through trying to get off long term benzo use. This website https://benzo.org.uk/manual/index.htm has given me some hope, I am going to take a print out of the taper program to my pdoc. She already wants me to get off of Klonopin, so hopefully she will agree to this program...
  9. understanding half-lives

    If it has a 12 hour half-life, half of the dosage will be gone in 12 hours. So, 1.5mg 12 hours later, .75mg, then 12 hours later .375mg, and so on.. This is how I understand it... https://addictionresource.com/drugs/ativan/ativan-peak-concentration-and-duration/
  10. Did you ever try Propranolol along with Latuda? I was on 120mg of Latuda and it was the best med I have ever been on next to Clozapine. I had to stop Latuda because of severe leg movements that cogentin didn't stop. Now I'm back on Latuda and the Propranolol has completely taken away all EPS that I had before. It also seems to calm me down a little. I'm only on 60mg of Latuda right now, I probably need to be on 100mg or more. But anyway, you might try Latuda again with Propranolol, it's a really good med and i am losing the weight I gained while on Zyprexa. If you do try Clozapine it's a great med as well. I just got sick of being poked every time I needed a refill. It got old really quick. The weight gain sucked as well. Hope you feel better soon.
  11. When I get in a bad place I like to listen to this song. The lyrics are really pertinent to how I feel sometimes. Check it out on YouTube sometime. Linkin Park - Heavy I don't like my mind right now Stacking up problems that are so unnecessary Wish that I could slow things down I wanna let go, but there's comfort in the panic And I drive myself crazy Thinking everything's about me Yeah, I drive myself crazy 'Cause I can't escape the gravity I'm holding on Why is everything so heavy? Holding on To so much more than I can carry I keep dragging around what's bringing me down If I just let go, I'd be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy? You say that I'm paranoid But I'm pretty sure the world is out to get me It's not like I make the choice To let my mind stay so fucking messy I know I'm not the center of the universe But you keep spinning 'round me just the same I know I'm not the center of the universe But you keep spinning 'round me just the same I'm holding on Why is everything so heavy? Holding on To so much more than I can carry I keep dragging around what's bringing me down If I just let go, I'd be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy? I know I'm not the center of the universe But you keep spinning 'round me just the same I know I'm not the center of the universe But you keep spinning 'round me just the same And I drive myself crazy Thinking everything's about me Holding on Why is everything so heavy? Holding on To so much more than I can carry I keep dragging around what's bringing me down If I just let go, I'd be set free Holding on Why is everything so heavy?
  12. If you are not feeling well and have the money for an appointment then just call and see if you can get in earlier. If I had the money and my Dr. wasn't on vacation I would be in there asap. Im on 60mg of Latuda and it is definitely not enough.
  13. Thanks for the support, I have been trying to tell someone I trust when I feel bad. It does give some relief to get those thoughts off my chest. Even if the person I am talking to doesn't fully understand what I am talking about. I wish I had a therapist to help me right now, but the earliest I could get in is at the end of August. I've been taking a small dose of Zyprexa if I'm really in a full blown delusional state. I wish that Latuda was as strong on that front, but I'll do what I have to do until I get back into the Dr. next month.
  14. I don't think the positive result from the medication sucks, it's having to take it in the first place. Just like my Sister and diabetes, the worst part of her day is sticking herself with the insulin needle. But it's a necessary evil. Hope the OP is OK.
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