I have been thinking about taking only one AP, more precisely abilify. I’m on 20mg but also on fluanxol depot which has Manny side effects, i think of asking my doctor to up my abilify to 30 mg, in three doses.
I take just 1 antipsychotic.
I am on 60mg of Lurasidone (Latuda)
I tried Abilify back in 2012 and it didn’t work, I became psychotic.
That’s good, did you ever tried 2 aps?
During my transition from Olanzapine to Lurasidone I was on both for about 3ish years.
I very slowly lowered my Olanzapine dose while increasing my Lurasidone.
I like Lurasidone a lot better than Olanzapine. My blood tests are perfect now, I am working now, everything got better. Except when I quit Olanzapine I developed withdrawal insomnia and now have to take 1.5mg of clonazepam just to sleep.
I’m only on 15 mg of Haldol per day.
Your transitione took a lot of time. Would you say your current med is better then it plus olanzapine?
I see, I was on Haldol, 20mg drops. Didn’t like it
Haldol doesn’t bother me. I get akithisia from it but I’m on Cogentin which takes that away. I also take Celexa.
6mg Risperdal here.
I had to take a long time because I had all kinds of weird withdrawal effects. So I took it super slow.
Yes, Lurasidone(60mg) is far better than Olanzapine(40mg) for me. When I was on Olanzapine I weighed 240lbs. I developed diabetes. My cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar levels and liver enzymes were way too high. My doctor said my fat gut was putting me at risk for a heart attack. I was at risk of an early death because I was in such bad shape physically. I slept 12 hours a day, didn’t work for 17 years. It got rid of my psychosis but I paid a heavy price for that.
With Lurasidone I have lost all that weight, I achieved my BMI weight. My blood test results are perfect. I am now pre-diabetic and my doctor said it is possible for my diabetes to reverse itself. I also work now for the first time in 17 years.
I don’t like Olanzapine. I really like Lurasidone.
Oh man, I’m so sorry for that
I used to take 2 mg plus Haldol 20mg. It was not a good combo
I take 1 main ap: 12 mg Invega
I also take a low dose of clozapine but that’s just for sleep.
How is your illness and symtoms?
I’m stable but still hear voices. I also take an ad for my depression. But I’m mostly okay. And you?
I’m doing better after the fluanxol wears off but have more energy which is sometimes to much to handle
I’m only on abilify 10mg a day . This is the lowest dose for sz but it works good for me. I also credit a low stress lifestyle for having no positive symptoms such as paranoia.
The only antipsychotic I take is Invega Sustenna.
I only take 10mg of abilify. No other Ap.
I think they call it poly pharmacy, and it’s to be avoided as far as a know where possible
Have been on two AP’s before, but now I just take 800mg Amisulpride