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littlemonster1195

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  1. Actually Abilify IS used prn in hospitals in an immediate release injections, for acute mania, psychosis, and agitation. A lot of people don't know that.
  2. For me yes. I have both bipolar type 1 AND borderline personality disorder. For me a combination of Prozac and Risperdal has been very helpful for me.
  3. Usually I am very resistant to any medication that causes sedation. For example, for trazodone to make me sleepy, it takes 300-400 mg to knock me out. But even when I was on 40 mg of Latuda it was too sedation and now I'm on 80. I sleep way too much and it didn't start until I took the Latuda. What other AAP should I try? I want to try Risperdal but I am terrified of getting hyperprolactinemia because I am a male and already overweight. I see my pdoc in like an hour. Any suggestions?
  4. It took me about 4 months for the restlessness to go away. I don't have any other side effect now except occasional minor twitching.
  5. Have you gained any weight from it? I know that a lot of antipsychotics that end with "pine" are the ones more likely to cause weight gain. Latuda, actual drug name lurasidone, has been the best medication for me but I wanted to try it because it is weight neutral and I'm already overweight.
  6. I was wondering if anyone here takes an antipsychotic prn (as needed) for when you get irritable or agitated. I just really heard of this concept. I am on 80 mg of Latuda and it works well for me, however I still have some psychotic symptoms and I get extremely angry and irritable and there is absolutely no event to cause it. For those of you who have taken an antipsychotic prn, did it help you? What was the drug and dose? Should I talk to my pdoc about it?
  7. Latuda has been the very best drug for me. It took it about a month to work for me but only because I was started at a very low dose which is what you are on, 20 mg. Went I went up to 40 within 5 days I noticed a huge difference. I now take 80 mg and may go up to 120 mg when I see my pdoc next. Not everyone is the same and what may work for me may not work for you and what may work for you may not work for me but I definitely encourage you to give it a try. I still have a very long way to go to get better, but I'm doing a lot better now than how I was a year ago.
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