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So I started Latuda about 8 weeks ago at 20 mg, (just the starting dose but wasnt able to get into see my doc when I was supposed to) I am definitely feeling some effects, most of them good, but I wanted to know if anyone has experienced or heard of the same?
-Weight loss. I've always been about 100 lbs, super "skinny", always get asked if I eat blah blah blah. If you're a naturally skinny girl with "a fast metabolism" you understand... Now I've NEVER been under 100 pounds (even when I never eat) but now I have been consistently eating A LOT more and my weight is dropping quickly. I was 96 pounds about two weeks after starting Latuda and I'm now at 90. Need to ask my doc but anyone experience?
-Insomnia. what I've noticed is that even if I get to bed really late, if it is before 5AM, I'll wake up at early 9/10. Usually, if I went to bed that late, I would sleep all day. I know, my sleep routine sucks. *I STARTED TAKING IT IN THE MORNING AND THIS HELPED 100% with sleep* I now sleep like a baby and am naturally tired by the time 10pm rolls around I actually like waking up at a decent time and starting my day, something I've never even thought was possible before this drug.
- I am popping up all the time to get things, or move things, or do things for others in my house(like getting my boyfriends a drink from downstairs anytime he asked without whining about it first).. I think this is just me starting to feel better, but am open to different interpretations
-On the whole, I am beginning to feel pretty good, but not that "I feel soooooo good," hypomania. But I do get really irritable for about 15 minutes a few times a day.
If anyone can relate, knows if this is normal or if anyone thinks something is off, could you please give me your opinion?
So I have tried many many ssris, they all make me suicidal, give me more anxiety and every side effect in the book. My doctor decided to put me on a new med, Rexulti.. I am extremely nervous because it is used for schizophrenia and major depression as an add on to an ssri. I have major depression and anxiety. But I am taking no other pills. Anyone here been put on a antipsychotic for anxiety and depression?
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.