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.
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