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After trying Invega, Geodon and Abilify with terrible results, my doc put me on Latuda. I'm on day one and the only side effect is my jaw is tight and I was a little anxious(socially) earlier today. This is a huge difference as far as the previous meds as the nasty side effects were immediate and didn't subside even after a few weeks.

Can you tell me your experiences as far as weight gain...sexual side effects...drowsiness...flat affect?

Thanks so much!

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I only noticed some nausea and drowsiness but it goes away after a couple weeks

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I stopped abilify and started latuda about 3 months ago. My anxiety completely evaporated in a day or two. However i had horrible vivid dreams. They are no longer crazy and horrible but still very vivid. I also had restless legs and didnt sleep more then a few hours a night for a couple of weeks but that has gone away completely.

I had some nausea too when i first started but i took it at bed time so usually i could fall asleep before that kicked in. I actually lost a little weight since starting it.

Reading this now it seems like a lot of side effects but the benefit far outweighed the cost. And like i said they all subsided realtivly quick.

Good luck.

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Thank you! Those are side effects that are doable especially if they're temporary.

I agree the benefits outweigh the costs. I came home with a smile on my face today so that was nice lol. Abilify took my personality away!

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I took Latuda for quite awhile and the only thing I noticed for most of it was a little trouble swallowing. Not like choking, but I had to take a drink every few bites. It wasn't really noticeable, not really a big deal. Unfortunately it also gave me neuropathy which is extremely rare, so I wouldn't worry about that.

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I've been on it for 7 and a half months now. Same as the others, I got drowsy an hour after taking it, but that went away eventually, and in the first month I was very nauseous and I almost quit, but it went away too. I did not get a flat affect, whereas I did with the other 5 antipsychotics I have tried. I finally went back to college, and my job requires me to think a lot, and I'm fine...also have my same interests. No sexual side effects. It technically didn't boost my sex drive, but after getting on Latuda it improved because I wasn't psychotic and depressed anymore. Best antipsychotic I've ever taken.

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Thank you so much!

I'm on day two and did really well when I took it last night. A little nauseous and sleepy but that only lasted about an hour. I slept well and woke up well.

Right now, I am so excited to have potentially found the one lol. It's been a rough ride the last few months. I feel like I wasn't myself.

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How is the Latuda now? Lately I've been worried I got placebos (obviously isn't true but the thought has crossed my mind) because I feel fine but also haven't had any side effects from it lately. Hopefully that means I have grown into the med lol.

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I've not really had any side effects.

I still have some irritability and intrusive thoughts so maybe I just need to increase the dose.

I go back to the doc in over a week so I'll see about raising it then.

The lack of side effects made me wonder also lol.

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That's good to hear, but really, it's weird how much food affects it. Except for Geodon I don't think I've ever taken another med that required it. I suppose if we feel better it's working. And actually, think how depressing it is that it's "weird" that it doesn't have side effects. I mean, we've all gotten used to side effects coming along with meds, unfortunately. But as technology increases, medications will get better I hope? Hopefully an increase will work for you; I really love this med.

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I'm liking it too so far as well. I've been taking 80 mg for two weeks.

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On latuda I had really bad restless legs and some mouth movements. It made me tired about an hour after taking it. I would wake up in the middle of the night but could fall back asleep just fine. I would sometimes have anxiety attacks and psychosis not sure if the anxiety caused the psychosis or vice versa. I would sometimes go 2 weeks at a time without hearing voices followed by 2 weeks where I did hear voices. Latuda was a mixed bag for me.

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I've noticed some breakthrough intrusive thoughts this week. I'm wondering if I need to go up to 80mg and see how that goes.

Other than the intrusive thoughts and a little irratibility, I've not had many side effects. Well, I've noticed a little less drive to do things but I may need to boost my wellbutrin because I've been on the same dose for 2 years which as some of you may know, it loses effect.

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