Okay, here's my question. Currently I'm on Lamictal for BP, Strattera for ADHD (just started), Clonazepam to shut my thoughts up a night, and Latuda at night. I've read so many things where people call it amazing, wonderful and all of that but what does it DO for you? I used to sleep till 10:30am no matter what time I went to bed. I wake up earlier now, immediately jump in the shower vs waiting till later. My Psych said it would level my moods though I didn't think I needed it (through his note taking he saw a fluctuation - that's why he's the doctor and I'm not). He also said it would help me wake up better. Now we're back to the showering the minute I wake up, feeling very even keeled in the AM but by noon the Narcolepsy tenancies kick in and I'm exhausted. I work at home and sometimes I have to stop early because I'm falling asleep at the computer. HELP! What ALL should the Latuda be helping me with. I'm not Schitz so how should it help me?
Thank you! MomOf4TN "If you're not short, just vertically challenged, them I'm not BP, just chemically challenged."
Dear MomOf4TN, Welcome to the site. I was wondering how long you have been on the Latuda? I'm asking because I've been frusturated in the past, starting a new medication, especially one that is for depression, and it not working immediately, or as soon as I wanted it too. I'm not implying that you are in this situation, but I'm saying I know what it's like to be prescribed something and it not work right away. I have been swithched with a lot of medicines and I wish that wouldn't have happened. But it did. I also don't know how long you have been on the Lamictal, and what dose you are on it. Most dr.s will slowly titrate you up, dose wise, they did that to me. At first, it didn't seem to be working, but as the dose was raised and I gave it time to work, it was absolutely amazing how much it has helped me, and leveled my mood swings out. Everyone is different.
I too, am on clonazepam for aniety and panick attacks and it has been a wonder drug for me. Unfortunately, I went through a roller coaster ride with some of my medications, and it wasn't very fun. Sometimes you have to try different medicines, though, to find the right one for you. I'm not encouraging to try one for a day, and then try one for another day. lol. I'm saying tha isn't the only medicine for depression. I would definately talk to your doctor if it continues to do this to you. I personally, have never taken it, but I know people who have, and I wanted to answer your question in some way. Hopefully someone will respond with more information and help out better than I have. But know you're not alone in this, and definately try therapy if you have unresolved issues with the abuse you went through physically. It leaves scars that are painful. I wish you nothing but peace and happiness, and I hope you feel better and at least enjoy Christmas some. May you be blessed. Ruthie.
8 Dec 2012
Just want to add..You did say it was week three of Latuda. My bad, honey. lol. Have a great weekend. Ruthie
11 Sep 2013
I would ask your doctor about nuvigil or provigil. They are normally for shift workers who get tired during work hours.
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