Every antidepressant around . They would work for a while then start making my depression worse. I understAnd now that this an inherited disease. I'm working with a wonderful doctor now who has diagnosed me with bipolar depression. She just started me on 40 mg of latuda then I'm to up to 60 mugs after a week. My question is this -- I've taken it now for5 days and I think it is already helping my depression. I take it with lunch (350 cals). Then about an hour later I start getting so restless I can't lie down, concentrate on anything, sit down, etc. if I force myself to keep moving it lessens after a while. Today when I started experiencing those symptoms I took a shower and just walked back and forth through the house. I feel fine now . It goes away after a couple hours. Will this go away after I've been on the Medes for a while?
I am glad that you feel Latuda is working for you. It can cause restlessness and can be activating, Hopefully the side effects will lessen with time for you. You may want to see if the 40 mg works and may lessen the restlessness. It may resolve with time, 4-6 weeks. Only time will tell. Talk to your doctor about a lower dose and if you can work up slowly. I have also tried many meds. I hope Latuda works for you.
I am 60 years old. I have been on several antidepressant's for years and they haven't helped more than just a little. I saw the advertisement for Latuda for Bipolar depression. I told my doctor a week ago I'd like to try it. He started me on 60 mg instead of the 40 mg, and I too feel that I am starting to see a change for the better already. I was able to verbally express my feelings better. I was able to initiate going to my daughters house for her birthday. Normally I have to wait for people to invite me over, and then if they didn't I would just stay home and be depressed about it and keep wondering 'why' they didn't invite me. I was told I have Bipolar 2. From what I know I have that diagnosis because I don't have as many manic phases. What I have noticed about myself throughout my life if mainly depression, and social isolation, but I did go through childhood trauma from sexual abuse at a young age, so I also have PTSD.
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