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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 know the website says it's for treating bipolar depression but what about mania? Ever since I started latuda I haven't had a manic episode which is good because I was having one every two months or so, but latuda isn't supposed to do anything for mania is it?
It does a lot to stop my depression and schizophrenia symptoms so I was wondering if I should talk to my pdoc about adding more drugs to my cocktail to avoid another manic episode just incase I've just been lucky since starting latuda and have a manic episode lurking around the corner.....
I'll obviously listen to what my pdoc says but what would you recommend to stop manic episodes if you were to recommend something?
Does anybody else get the most wild dreams on latuda? Like more vivid than real life dreams, that I am completely lucid in, that last longer than real time.
Ever since starting latuda my dreams have become absolutely insane sometimes nightmarish, I'd try to describe them to you but they're literally undescribable. Imagine Salvador dali style paintings but in my dreams. I've dreamt entirely in computer code and math, had dreams where everyone spoke jibberish languages that I understood, had dreams where I see more primary colors than the original red yellow blue.
I guess this would be fine, just crazy dreams, but the problem is that sometimes they're more vivid than real life and I wake up expecting to still be in the dream. Another problem is that they seem to be double or triple real time, time just moves so slowly in my dreams. If I'm lucid in a dream and it feels like it should have been 5 hours of sleep I'll wake up and be disappointed to see that only and hour or two has passed. It's like living 36 hour days where 16 hours are spent in a crazy dmt trip.
I don't know man its hard to explain.
Do the crazy dreams go away? Should I be concerned that they're so vivid, and crazy? Is latuda the only med that does this or do other antipsychotics do this as well.
If you have experience with crazy dreams, I want to hear about it.
I'm on Brintellix 20my and abilify10mg I've been trying to lose weight for over 7mths now. I go to the gym 4days a weeks, tried low carb diet, and currently just counting calories AGAIN. I want to lose about 20-25lbs but I just jump around the same 7lbs. I've been tested for thyroid issues and all was good.
I'm getting so very frustrated. All this work and no results. Anyone out there been where I am? Did you figure out how to break the weight loss stall?
Hi, im new here. I have my intake appointment tomorrow and I have been researching medications. I just wanted some people's experience on taking Geodon. Im currently in a hypomanic state right now. Losing sleep as the summer drags on, having incredibly creative ideas but so distracted by such small things that I can't seem to do anything. Still social, I still get out, but can't handle excess stimulation. I was previously on Lithium 900mg and Abilify 30mg. This combination helped with my manic episodes but I would still have trouble sleeping, despite taking this combination of medication for several years. I was foolish enough to stop the medication though and have been off of it the past 9 months. I guess Im having a hard time accepting the fact that I may need to be on medication the rest of my life. I was wondering though, does anyone have any experience of Geodon? What do you like? What don't you like? Common side effects? Combining it with Lithium? Does Geodon help you sleep? Lack of sleep has always been my main trigger. Thank you.