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Hey, 

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.

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I was taking 140 mg of latuda for SZA bipolar type. It did not prevent mania or help me with psychosis stuff much at all. Zyprexa worked very well for me (an IP pdoc called it my miracle med). But I gained about 100 lbs on it. I've taken some of the weight off by substituting zyprexa for seroquel xr though. Although seroquel can cause weight gain for some people too. 

Of course ymmv. Lots of people do very well on latuda and love it. I hope it works well for you. 

Latuda might start working for you in a few weeks; IME AAP's start working quicker than the 4-6 weeks that most meds take to work (like the AD meds). But again ymmv. 

Good luck!

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