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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? 

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I wish I knew.  I'm just getting started on it also and going to go down on the seroquel--the latuda going up because of the emphasis of it working on bipolar depression (which is where I seemingly have landed) and seroquel going down because of massive weight gain issues.  However, I bounced here out of a dysphoric manic/mixed/who knows WTF episode, so I'm concerned that solely treating the bipolar depression will land me back in manic territory (or any flavor of manic).  I asked and was told that the lithium/lamictal combo should keep me from going manic and that they'd go slowly to be sure. 

I'll be interested to hear how your discussion goes--my short answer is that I don't know how it handles mania and am a bit scared of that myself, but do have other drugs on board. 

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I'm sorry to report my experience of latuda not controlling mania at all for me. Ymmv of course. And I was on lamictal and abilify too at this time plus latuda 140 mg. Maybe it was the combo, I don't know.

But not terribly long after switching from seroquel to latuda I became full blown manic and was forced IP. This was last year. I was taking 140 mg of latuda too. It just wasn't cutting it for psychosis or mania. (I have SZA if that makes any difference). 

I guess I need the seroquel. I was told by professionals that even though I've gained weight on it, that it's definitely worth it for me and I need to stay on it. I can stay out of the hospital for mania when I take it as prescribed. And that's major for me.

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