I have recently been switched to Latuda (20mg) from Lithium (900mg for 41 years)... It is an interesting drug, somewhat smoother than lithium but not as stimulating, at least at this dose. The curious thing since staring about 2 months ago is the kind of dreams I've been having, and "return" to emotional reality: the dreams are very deep, almost Freudian you could say (though I never followed that school much). I think I liked lithium so much because it flattened my emotions, which made reality easier for me. With Latuda, or at least without lithium, I am more "sensitive" and certainly calmer (that may be due to the effect lithium had on my thyroid, or possibly just stopped working at some stage). Curiouser and Curiouser
Latuda dreams or lithium discontinuation or something else?
Question posted by mmmousemaid on 18 Jan 2022
Last updated on 18 January 2022
I've been on lithium for 44 years now (1200 mg), withdrew from it and it really messed me up. Tried lamictal for about a year without success, went back on lithium (1200 mg) with 20 mg of Latuda (about 1 yr with combo). I find that my thinking is much clearer and moods are more level. I have reduced anxiety and reduced depression. Dont have deep dreams. I think that the addition of Latuda has really helped. I get agitated somewhat which is what I need to work on.
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