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Hi All,

I am on my 5th med try since July as the side effects have been horrific or the drugs didn't work. I have tried Invega, Geodon, Abilify, Latuda...and now Fanapt.

I had posted on here regarding Latuda and got great feedback so I thought I'd ask about Fanapt.

If you've taken it, what has your experience been with:

a. weight

b. energy levels

c. overheating from exercise

d. overall mood(any flat affect, etc)

Thanks so much!

P.S. This trial and error bs is EXHAUSTING. I'm damn near fed up.

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I take 4 mgs of fanapt--a pretty low dose. So far, it's been weight neutral for me. I'm having some issues with energy, but that may not be due to this particular medication. I don't exercise, so I'm not sure about overheating on it. I don't have any flat effect from it like I have had with other drugs. For me, this is the only AAP I'm on, and so far, it seems to be effective.

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Just out of curiosity what went wrong with the latuda? I remember you posting about it.

Anyways, I've been on 12mg of fanapt and I couldn't stand the slow titration because I needed something RIGHT AWAY for severe symptoms. So I had to go off of it in favor of a faster acting and faster titration med. So I never gave it a long enough shot. But like I said I was in crisis and needed something ASAP.

I hoe it works well for you!

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I was on fanapt for about I month and a half, it made me hav e some mouth movements (my mouth would just open up and stay open, couldn't keep it closed fo long).I also had restles legs and arms and would tremble sometimes and sometimes get blurry vision.I would still hear voices twice a week for about 2 days at a time, but they were always mild to moderate. No weight gain though. I am on abilify for 2 weeks and so far no voices. Thank God! Hope fanapt works for you

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