11 posts in this topic
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.
Has anyone been brain damaged by Risperdal Consta injections, or any other similar antipsychotic, and somehow managed to recover? Please, share your story.By Absense Speaks
Am looking for testimonies/recovey stories of people who've been heavily brain damaged by antipsychotics. I received 5 or 6 Risperdal Consta injections over a 2 month period last year and as a result find myself severely brain damaged/in a partial vegetative state. Am wondering is there hope of recovery. It's been 13 months since my last injection but the damage just seems to worsen. It seems the chemicals in the injections just keep seeping deeper into my brain tissue as time goes on. They certainly don't call them "long acting" injections for nothing. I've been told it can take many years to recovery from such a drastic change to one's brain if at all. Would love to hear your stories. Thanks.
Has anyone been brain damaged by Risperdal Consta, or any other similar antipsychotic, and somehow managed to recover? Please, share your story.By Absense Speaks
I was given 5 or 6 injections of Risperdal Consta over a 2 month period in early to mid 2015 and have been heavily brain damaged as a result. Am looking for testimonies or recovery stories of people affected similarly by this or any antipsychotic really. Much thanks and healing and recovery to you.