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Latuda worked well but made me so angry

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I was taking latuda 80mg and it worked well with the depression and worthless feelings also got rid of the rapid mind cycling and music playing but wow did it make me angry. Is there any other option that doesn’t make you so angry for Bipolar 1 as Seroquel XR is not working well as an alternative.

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17 hours ago, Joey77 said:

I was taking latuda 80mg and it worked well with the depression and worthless feelings also got rid of the rapid mind cycling and music playing but wow did it make me angry. Is there any other option that doesn’t make you so angry for Bipolar 1 as Seroquel XR is not working well as an alternative.

Well, no two people are alike, but I've finally found relief with Vraylar mixed with Topamax from a horrible mixed episode that had me a raging madwoman. 

PS, welcome to CB. 🙃

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I agree with Vraylar as an option, can help with both mania and depression although only technically approved for mania. Rexulti as well if your problems are more depression  

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I'm on Latuda too. I haven't had problems with rage (well not more than usual :P), but I have really withdrawn socially and am more or less unable to feel joy except very rarely. I was talking to someone recently who is also on Latuda and also suffers from flat moods, and her pdoc told her it is probably the Latuda. I'm going away this summer so can't get off it right away for insurance reasons (travel insurance won't pay if you've made any med changes in the 6 months prior to leaving), but my doc said we can start weaning me off of it when I get back. 

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