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Well, I started my first dose of Rexulti tonight. 0.5 mg. I'm adding it on for depression, which is proving to be rather medication resistant, and I'm a previous Abilify user. I took 2mg Abilify from about October 2015 to May 2016. Stopped it because of severe restlessness and an overall feeling of "not myself", which laughably enough I still feel. I also was emotionally deadened, which I thought was a negative until I've been off it and sobbing all day, begging the sky to die, having mood swings, anger outbursts, you know. I've decided to give antipsychotics another go because maybe emotionally deadened is a good thing! I gained no weight on Abilify, and in fact have gained after quitting. Taking the Rexulti along with my 20mg Trintellix and 150mg Lamictal. What experience does anyone have with this new drug?
I started taking Risperidone for anxiety from PTSD however, it has had horrible side effects. I started lactating and gained 15 pounds within a month of being on it. I knew from the start that weight gain was common so I began to diet and exercise vigorously however it has been to no avail. My period is 3 weeks late(negative pregnancy test) and I'm starting to get very concerned about how this will affect me in the long term. I'm hoping to stop the medication cold turkey. I've been on it for about 6 weeks, at a dose of 1mg(with benztropine 2mg to ease side effects); is it likely that I could have severe side effects? Could continuing the benztropine help to ease withdrawal symptoms?
Also, are the metabolism changes permanent and if not, how long until things start getting back to normal?
a little backstory. I've been experiencing psychotic symptoms of varying degrees for the past year or so. I was hospitalized in June, and they started me on Abilify which didn't work and was awful, so they switched me to Zyprexa which I dropped because of the side effects despite being effective.
The psychiatrist put me on Latuda 60mg instead, telling me to just stop Zyprexa without any taper. My question is how long roughly should it be for the Latuda to start working, and how long after going off of Zyprexa might my symptoms start to reappear?
All replies are much appreciated.
i have schizoaffective disorder and i rarely hallucinate but i have in previous psychotic episodes. I believe my thoughts control everything around me. And that everything around me is controlling me.. i also believe my ex boyfriend can read my mind and that some other people can too at certain times. I can barely process anything i can hear a sentence and in my mind its just like ...blank. I have extreme paranoia about the police and government being after me, no antpsychotics are helping me. ive been on geodon, risperdal, abilify, latuda, loxapine, rexulti, seroquel and saphris (in the course of 2 years). right now im on vraylar. I was on some for just a short period of time because of side effects and what not. some of them i tried for months but my thinking still feels all messed up. i think im cursed and a demon is my head is haunting me. he makes bad things happen to me but maybe he is showing me the world.