I recently was prescribed latuda for bipolar depression. I was hospitalized voluntarily and taking 20mg a day. My depression symptoms were still very much present but I had to get back to work and signed myself out. The psychiatrist who I was not thrilled with, gave me a prescription for 40 mg in the morning and 40 mg at night. Almost immediately my racing thoughts have stopped. Although I am ruminating about how flat, dull, and emotionless I feel. I feel zombie like. I am not able to do anything or find pleasure in anything. I have no motivation or goals. I feel like I lost my personality. It is better than feeling depressed but it this the trade off? I'm cutting down to 40mg at night and I see my psychiatric nurse practitioner on Saturday and have therapy twice a week. I was spending my day prior to latuda with racing thoughts, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. I was on lamictal and Trilafon for 5 years but the depression and racing thoughts were still present. I have tried lithium, depakote, zyprexa, resperidone, and at the early stage of my diagnosis back in 2011, I stopped because of weight gain. I am on latuda by itself and have never experienced this flatness and lack of emotion. My house could burn down and I don't think I'd care. A stranger could come into my house with a gun and it wouldn't phase me. Has anyone experienced this with latuda and if so was there another med that helped with bipolar depression? I'm loosing hope that I will find the right medication that will still give me somewhat of a good quality of life or I have to accept this is the alternative to being insanely depressed. I have never been able to really control my racing thoughts and this is the only benefit I am seeing from latuda right now. Any suggestions?
I hope you're still on this thread, because this is exactly what I've been searching for the past few days. My husband recently started Latuda and is experiencing the same symptoms as you. Flat affect, emotionless, dull feeling. Your statement, "My house could burn down and I don't think I'd care.", says it all. I'm wondering if you're still taking the Latuda and if your symptoms have improved.
As per the literature, Latuda's side effects will eventually resolve although it may take several months and until you feel the full benefits of this medication.
I've been taking 120mg daily for about six months now and I only have two words: WONDER DRUG!
This after having been treated for MDD for most of my life with dozens of medications and combinations.
I feel happy, healthy, and fully functional now!
Best regards, Wildcat
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