I take Latuda. I’ve been taking it for a little over 2 months, I think. It works great, symptom wise, but it’s also a hardcore sleeping pill to me. I always take it with dinner, and half the time I take it, it just knocks me out. Like I can’t even get ready for bed when it hits me.
Does anyone know if this will eventually go away?? It’s extremely difficult to deal with, especially if I eat my dinner out at a restaurant.
I’m having a similar issue with an increased dose of abilify. I think I’m going to switch to taking it before I go to bed to see if that makes a difference.
Latuda did not give me that side effect of sedation at all
It is so sad how these meds work differently on others
Can you take it just when you reach home with a shake? you are supposed to eat 350 calories
That’s a good idea. I’ll see if there’s a healthy shake that I could have every night. Thank you!
I’m sorry you’re dealing with that, too. It sucks. I don’t recommend taking your med in the morning, if you have a choice, since it’s sedating for you. I did that once and then I napped for like 5 hours, lol.
I’ve literally been knocked out by a clopixal injection while I was at my psychiatrist’s office. I had stopped taking my meds and he gave me a shot of a full ampule. When he loaded it it looked like he let some air in then when I was injected with it and I could feel it travel up to my brain. I managed to get to the couch and passed out face first onto it. A few minutes later I was up and mumbled to myself that I was ok. I was groggy for the whole day after.
As far as sedating regular meds go, clozapine was the worst for me but when I took it with the anti-depressant effexor it didn’t put me to sleep as soon as I took it and it was less sedating.
Im on latuda and it does exactly the same thing to me. What i do is eat a small meal at 5 or 6 oclock and another small meal 350 cals at around 9 when im ready for bed. Its very frustrating but a good med for me. Going out for dinner remains a problem. I end up having dessert when i come home and i feel horribly full…
Sedation is a side effect of a lot of these kinds of medications. Usually your body builds a tolerance and the drowsiness will lessen after a while (6mths), but it won’t go away altogether. Eating high-fat food half an hour to an hour before taking your dose will reduce unwanted side effects including its anti-psychotic potency. Milk and lactulose products will also minimise their absorption through the stomach and liver. If you can’t deal with it, ask your doctor’s advice. Good luck!
Latuda didn’t sedate me as much as some. Have you been taking it a while? Do you take it at bedtime? That can help. Sometimes with a new med or a high or increased dose of a med, you might be extremely tired for a while. Sometimes it gets better