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Simply put: Latuda is the most positive game changer of 20-25 med combinations my doctor and I have tried. He stopped my mirtazipine(Remeron)and replaced it with Latuda. Wow. What a difference for all the right reasons. Latuda is the very best drug I have been on during the five years I have been treated for "basic" depression, horrid nightmares, lack of focus (ADHD), chronic pain from two failed ...
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I am in lots of pain.
I was started on a low dose of medication, 20mg. I have fibromyalgia and began having what I believed to be more fibro pain. I was then moved up to 40mg and began to have major nerve pain all over my body that I could hardly stand... I mean, I was at the point that I was suicidal because of the pain. I finally figured out that it may be the Latuda because I missed a dose and the pain didn't come on. I quit taking it to test the theory and I had some pain the day after and haven't had it since. I don't know why it did me like this but thought I'd write about it in case someone else has the same symptoms and can't figure it out. It did work well for my depression and I hate that I can't take it. Read More Read Less
I have been on this for a month, was taking lamotrigine it gave me that rash and had to stop taking it , that seemed to work ok ! The she put me on Latuda and it has been amazing my moods are so good the only problem I have and this seems a little different than others , I CANNOT SLEEP!!! Keeps me up . Change the time I take it to the morning I hope this helps me! Anyone else have this problem? It seems like everyone gets tired with it.
I've been on fifteen different meds for bipolar and adhd and this simply WORKS
ONE STAR: The withdrawal is horrific if you already have Akathisia. One of the biggest side effects is Akathisia and no one talks about it. I had Akathisia from coming off meds cold turkey. Before being put on Latuda I was rapidly tapered off all my meds and given no time to adjust. The guy started Latuda along with another cocktail. I’ve been diagnosed as bipolar with depressive episodes. I’ve never been psychotic or had mania or even hypomania. Doctor tapered me too fast off Latuda and now I have all kinds of issues. New symptoms include grinding of teeth, jaw clenching, cracking jaw, flu like symptoms, nausea, vomiting, muscle aches, muscle twitches and spasms, itching, headaches/migraines, diarrhea, irritability, fatigue, chills/sweats, brain fog, and more. My symptoms of Akathisia and Insomnia are unbearable now after being tapered from 80mg (was at 120mg for awhile!) down by 20mg each month. When I complained about worse Akathisia, the guy told me to stop. I jumped at 20mg. Anyone who says there are no withdrawal symptoms from Latuda is a liar. Did they not do any research on coming OFF the med? Seems like they want to keep you on for life. It costs over $1k every time someone fills it. The doctor who prescribed it got perks from Latuda’s pharmaceutical company for prescribing. I have records. He had like a deal with them obviously as he kept me on samples for months until I was on the highest dose for bipolar depression or whatever the guy thought I had. Taking Latuda made me sleepy. As I was having Akathisia all the time, no it didn’t work for me. It didn’t help with anything. And no I didn’t get Akathisia being on the med (to my knowledge). Probably didn’t help that I was taking Latuda which gives lots of people Akathisia. So coming off didn’t help, no it’s not reversible and no the “treatment” for Akathisia does nothing to help. I can’t take Benzos as that’s what eventually caused Akathisia coming off CT. No clue if Latuda works. It does nothing for Benzo Withdrawal and Withdrawal Akathisia. I’m back to having all kinds of fun symptoms like waking up frantic and shivering, I have like mini panic attacks. My teeth chatter. I’m usually hyperventilating. That just started recently after coming off Latuda. When I wake up, I’m in terror. It feels like there is a surge of energy or battery acid flowing through my veins. Suicidal thoughts are an issue. I don’t want to die.Read More Read Less
NEVER TAKE LATUDA. i have had nothing but problems with this medication. i started on it almost 2 years ago. i started at 20mg and went up to 40mg over a few months. i then got diagnosed with binge eating and my doctor told me that this medication can treat binge eating. i got up to 80mg. i had SO many side effects. i had heart palpitations, very vivid and terrifying dreams, very painful and large mouth sores, lost my period completely, gained around 80lbs, and while getting off (because it sucked so much) i had very severe withdrawal symptoms. while i was on this, i also was tired 24/7 and i had no personality, i was not myself at all, and i had worse suicidal thought. i believe this is also due to the doctor that put me on it, i believe she was incredibly negligent. she did not explain any possible side effects, put me on it while i have a family history of diabetes and i have hypothyroidism (causes weight gain) which, with both of those, i would for sure gain weight. also she put me on it with a family history of heart issues (can cause palpitations). this medication has not helped my bipolar 2 at all, and has cost me so much in heathcare costs from the side effects. Read More Read Less
I didn't get any side effects on this medicine except from akatishia. It stopped when I stopped taking it together with food. I used it for 2 years. I didn't get any side effects when I stopped taking it.
It stopped my obsessive suicidal ideation but made me emotionally numb so I was disconnected from loved ones, I barely spoke, had no motivation, didn't go anywhere, didn't take care of myself or the house, didn't cook, had no appetite, lost my creativity and connection to music, sex drive, had trouble thinking and remembering. I've been off over a year and am better but I'm not the same. I'm not sure what's worse being suicidal or this version of myself.
The weight gain of 30 lbs in 2 months isn't worth this drug. Suicidal thoughts gone but can barely function due to the weight gain. 5'2 at 200 lbs. Not. Good luck to everyone.
I haven't been using Latuda for very long. My experience is positive. I have zero negative side effects. I am having more dreams than usual, not nightmares, just very vivid and long. I have a bit more energy and my moods have stabilized. I do not take additional meds with it. I think I found the right medication.
I took latuda for two years for bipolar 2. The side effects for me were nausea, tardive dyskinesia, and when my psychiatrist took me from 40mg to 60mg I developed akathesia. I HAD to take another medication such as Clonidine to counteract the tardive dyskinesia, it was unbearable. I also simply could not tolerate a larger dose from 40mg. Overall, I would rate this drug fair to poor. I haven’t had a severe depressive episode for a few years which is great because my last one had me unable to get out of bed for 30 days. I still suffer from mild to moderate depression, though. I also have some suicidal thoughts still. As for the hypomanic episodes, they have not gone away and have still made my life a little unmanageable. I sometimes feel like a shell of a person and have a low mood most of the time. I have tried a lot of different antipsychotics and even antidepressants and I have not tolerated anything other than Latuda, though. Since I still have hypomanic episodes, suicidal thoughts, and moderate depression, my psychiatrist is switching me from latuda to vraylar next week. Hopefully that drug works and I don’t have to suffer anymore. I don’t think I would take this medication again.Read More Read Less
I was prescribed this medication after a recent increase in my MDD and severe anxiety/panic attacks. I was previously on Cipralex 20mg for 8 years that worked really well, along with Quetiapine 25mg for the anxiety. I was prescribed 20mg of Latuda. I’ve been taking it only 3 days and feel like a complete zombie. I feel dizzy when I stand up, still had an anxiety attack today and get no joy out of anything. I feel like I have no personality, when I normally have a very loud and animated personality. It’s a complete shift and I hate it. Went to a clinic today, after describing my side effects was told to skip my dose tonight since it’s only been 3 days. Speaking with my doctor tomorrow to discuss switching meds.Read More Read Less
I was sleepy all the time and small things made not even angry but furious
I started taking Latuda after my new psych suspected I might have bipolar depression. I had been on Prozac 20mgs for about three years and was doing fine, but I trusted her judgement. It seemed to be working fine for the first month(took it for around 4 months), until I started with horrible episodes of akathisia. I would fall into horrible dread and felt like world was coming to an end. My depression worsened horribly and I was having thoughts of suicide. Around this time I got a new doctor and she began trying to wean me off the medication, going from 40mgs to 20mgs..this was a mistake because I suddenly gained insomnia, completely lost my appetite and would suffer from horrible bouts of panic and anxiety, not to mention the diarrhea and vomiting. Because the withdrawal symptoms were so horrible and strong I decided to go back on the pill at 40mgs but none of these symptoms improved, in fact they got worse. I became so suicidal that the doctor ordered me to lower the dose to 10mgs for 5 days before weaning off completely. Within those those 5 days of taking 10 mgs I began to see improvement. I recognize that this medication might work for some, but it was not the drug for me. Read More Read Less
This medicine caused so many seizures I have permanent brain damage. Don't make the same mistake I did, there are better medicines out there.
I started Latuda after a severe manic episode that led to an arrest. I haven’t felt so good in years. I feel stable and happy. My sleeping pattern is normal for the first time I can remember. I’m no longer making the impulsive decisions, no more depression, or suicidal ideations. I still experience anxiety which hasn’t become worse or better but is still the same. One thing I noticed on the medication though is if I do not go to bed when I feel tired, then I end up restless and cannot sleep at night. My doctor recommended I start taking the medication at night about an hour before bed and that did the trick. I’m so happy I found this medication. Also, side note: If you do not have Bipolar or other chemically imbalanced me STL health issues this drug will not work for you and it will cause adverse effects so keep that in mind when reading other negative reviews. Read More Read Less
It has been a good drug for me. I am a very noncompliant patient usually because I had drugs that numb me but I have not been sedated by Latuda. I feel pretty stable on it usually. The only thing is that I get a little insomnia from it. I am using it in combination with low dosed propranolol which may combat the anxiety other people are experiencing. I am in a doctorate program and haven't had any loss of concentration. As a matter of fact, I think it may help my concentration a little.
Awful experience. I feel incredibly restless, yet constantly exhausted at the same time. My body isn't tired, but my head is, and I feel like I can't think or do anything at all. All I can muster is laying in bed hoping for this feeling to go away. I want to be productive and move around, but I can't, because of this drug, and I hate it.
Panic attacks. Trouble catching my breath and expanding my lungs. Excessive sweating day and night. Muscle pain and cramping. Muscle spasms in pelvic area. Dizzy. Nauseous. No change in mood. This drug will kill people
This was my first experience taking any type of antipsychotic/mood stabilizing medication, I honestly think it was too intense for me, I have GAD and was diagnosed Bipolar II with Major Depression. I feel like this medication did help with the overall “bipolar” issues but I had major side effect problems, the first was is what I would describe as a “foggy brain” I got confused when driving and totally disoriented which is not typical of me I am only in my twenties and I could not for the life of me figure out where or how to get home which was scary. The second was this medication made me physically sick, I was nauseas and even threw up a few times. However the worst side effect was the intense restlessness this medication made me feel, I was crawling out of my skin and so uncomfortable, I was literally crying because I felt so uncomfortable in my own body which was absolutely awful. After a month I quit taking it and found a good therapist and haven’t had any medication since, could I probably use some meds to help with my depression? Yes, but I have managed to find coping skills and more help from therapy to keep me in a good place, I have my ups and downs and if I ever need to, I will try meds again, but as of now I am having children and breast feeding so I’m staying away from the meds for now. Read More Read Less
My psychiatrist, if you could call her that, prescribed me Latuda during my most recent massive depressive episode (that started around October of last year). She figured I had bipolar depression and immediately told me to go on Latuda and being a complete fool I listened to her (she's recommended a myriad of medications for every little problem that I've come to her with, everything from benzodiazapine for sleeping to anti seizure medication for sweating). My depression got progressively worse over the next few months and I could not sleep at all. I couldn't even get into bed without having massive panic attacks. It got so bad that I had to sleep in my clothes (like jeans and a sweater) on the couch in my living room because the thought of my bed made me disgusted. This was when my doctor told me to take benzos to knock me out at night which I of course did not do. I kept taking Latuda and she kept raising the dosage to try and get me out of my depression but It wasn't working. Finally one night I snapped and couldn't take the depression anymore. I was suicidal and took matters into my own hands. My course of action was to change my life situation and go off of the medication. I moved back home and weened myself off of the Latuda. I rebounded really well and am feeling much better. My doctor was skeptical and kept trying to convince me that I was bipolar, she would call me and my parents and make me question my sanity. I stopped talking to her recently and decided to go off of all my medication because I have no faith in the established psychiatry field anymore. TLDR Latuda is a massive waste of time. Read More Read Less
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