1. What side effects have you exerienced while taking Invega? 2. Did they go away after a while? 3. Was there anything you did that helped lessen the effects? 4. Did you have to stop taking it? 5. Any other info you could share?
Seems to have worked up the 1.irritability and anger... 2.didn't stick with it long enough because of those feelings. Did you try risperdal... supposted to have similar metabolite makeup. Wonder what's the difference aside from the delayed release formula of Invega? Seems like we're duped again by big pharma. Always hopeful for the medicine without the misrable physical problems.
2. no I still have trouble sitting still. 3.I have been taking citalopram 40mg for the past year. it has helped with some of the restlessness, But I tried to take myself off of citalopram but I get really depressed and restless without it. before i was taking risperidal and i did not need citalopram with it.4. I am still taking invega.5. would like to try different medicine but i dont know if i should go back on the risperidal.
1. The only real side effects that I noticed is Tardives Dyskinesia. That's where your body twitches and jerks. It will also cause glitches in your speech. It's usually worse in the mornings and tapers off toward evening.
2. Doesn't go completely away though. I've had the EPS for a while now. One of the things that has to be watched is if you're on any antipsychotic for any length of time there's a possibility the twitches and glitched speech could become perminant. That's why it's absolutely imparitive for you to tell your dr. all the side effects you notice. The dr. can give you something that will at the very least, give you something that will make the symptoms more barable. There's some meds out there that can completely remove the symptoms all together. Your dr. may try several different meds until s/he finds one that works.
3. My dr. put me on Cogentin, a Parkenson medicine. The longer I was on it the worse my symptoms became. She is now weaning me off of the Cogen tin and has put me on 800Mg of vitamin E and 100 Mg of B6. The Vitamin mixture seems to do better than the Cogentin ever did.
4. Invega has been the only medicine that I/We have found that has worked for me. I can't stop taking it. Without it my disability would take over again and that's not good.
5. With any Atypical antipsychotic there are going to be side effects. When being put on them, you have to weigh the good with the bad. Ask yourself questions like, Would I rather have the side effects than have what I had before? Are the side effects something I can deal with with a doctors help? How bad am I without anything at all? Do I want to live my life like that?
5. Any other info you could share? I was having a lot of suicidal thoughts before I went on the medication and since I've been on the feelings have mostly gone away. Therefore it would seem that invega is doing its job.
I was forced to take invega shot for 3 months. I got the initial dose then a dose of 150mg. I stopped taking July 26 18. Side effects Cognitive impairment. Slowed thought. my mind seems to be blank. I can't hear my thoughts my inner voice. No internal dialogue Unable to visualize, dream, daydream Poor memory Anhedonia Blunted emotions as in i can't feel them. I miss laughing and crying and being able to feel that emotion No sex drive as if I've been chemically castrated I can't get feel the effects of cannabis, alcohol or nicotine. Insomnia I've been off this drug for about 2 months now. I've read it has a half life of 25-49 days. I haven't noticed much of a difference, other than I don't feel as sedated. I laugh without it being forced. If I cry I can produce a couple tears.
I've been taking 5htp (serotonin) and l-theanine (dopamine). Doing yoga even though I don't feel like it BC of the Anhedonia. Just have to force myself to exercise. Reading others experience with drug helps. I'm just waiting for this drug to wear off so I could hopefully get my life back
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