I'm bi-polar 1 and have been on 20mg of Latuda for 1 yr. Things have been going OK lately so I decided to stop Latuda. It's been two weeks and things are not going well. First it was OK, but then depression (some intense bouts) started happening. I'm trying to figure out if this is real depression coming back or still withdrawal from Latuda. Anyone have a similar experience or can shed some light?
I was on Latuda for about 2 years and gained 60lbs. It seemed to work okay for mania but did little for depression. I decided to stop taking the drug due to weight related health issues. The drug made me feel like I a fat, lethargic, irritable old man. The withdrawal from this drug is an absolute nightmare. The longer you take it, the worse it is. Please read all of the effects of withdrawal because you can expect most if not all of them and they last a long time. You need to taper off of this drug. Even that is no joke. But the real fun starts about a week after your last dose. Please make sure you have some Xanax if you plan to discontinue, you're gonna need it.
FYI - after 6 weeks of withdrawal I ended up staying on Latuda. Things have been going well. As far as kaismama response, I reported her to the administrator of this website shortly thereafter. That type of response and person has no business in being on mental health issues site.
I've been on latuda for 2 month I m going off of it, will I get withdrawals from 2 months if taking it.
I had a hypo manic attack and this is what my dr put me. Anti depressants make my manic worse thus drug us starting to make my symptoms worse.
This isn't the drug for me.
I see my dr tomorrow but I'm not taking it as of tonite. I just need to know if anyone out there knows how long you have to take it to gave withdrawals?
Sorry about your depression; but if Latuda's going well and you don't hate it, keep it up.
I have side effect issues. I'm 68, female, bipolar, on 60mg Cymbalta and 1mg Klonopin, and in my second month of Latuda (20mg). Before that, I was on Seroquel. lt really helped me sleep, almost too much, and I had frequent periods when I longed not to wake up.
So doc prescribed increasing 20 to 40 mg Latuda. I had forgotten to ask about dropping Seroquel; ended up with super restlessness. Decreased to 20mg Latuda and now take an extra 0.5mg Klonopin to ease anxiety. It works okay, but now I have a thick tongue. I read that this does happen to females of a little less than my age. I'm fit and active, but I also want to eat all the time with the Latuda.
Latuda, before the akathisia and swollen tongue, made me actually feel like people who don't mind answering "How are you?" But over time, I am constantly aware of these effects and am also reading about withdrawal from Latuda.
I'm tempted not to take the Latuda tonight to see what happens. Should I?
When I was on just Cym, Clon, and Sero, I had no side effects, just "energy times" and "I'd rather not live" times. The Latuda side effects are upsetting me so much that I'd almost rather go back to Cym, Clon, and Sero. Thank you to people out there who know this is real.
- Latuda Information for Consumers
- Latuda Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Latuda (detailed)
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