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I want to work so bad

I feel like a loser among my friends bcz I dont work. Some work full time while others are either studying or self employed. I feel useless. I was able to work full time while on 80mg Latuda but this 6mg Risperdal is disabling me mentally and physically. I just saw my blood test results and my prolactin is double the max value, lowest normal testosterone level is 5.8 and mine is 5.

I need to find a better med than Risperdal. I dont mind the male breasts but I hate developping osteporosis bcz of Risperdal.

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I wanted to stay on 80mg Latuda but the side effects and paranoia were too much. Insomnia, akathisia, nausea, some paranoia and positive symptoms, having to eat min 350 calories with Latuda etc

We tried 120mg Latuda but the akathisia became more extreme and benztropine took 20min to work, I hated those 20 min and after that I couldnt fall asleep.

High prolactin made me lethargic and I just wanted to lay on bed.
B6, vitamin e or dopamine would lower it

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Yea I could try b6 and e vitamins but dopamine, Ldopa, made my positive symptoms worse.
My gp referred me to a new psychiatrist who will find a way to reduce my prolactin. I will ask her about Strattera and Rexulti.

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Job is what I need right now too.

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I’m still on 2mg of abilify to lower prolactin.
I found that dose hardly gives me positives.
I’ll do megadose of b6 if its not in the normal range.

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I’d do it only for the money.

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Hey, I am on 60mg of Latuda and since being on it I’ve improved dramatically (compared to when I was on Olanzapine) and I even got a part time job. I can make one suggestion that you could try…

I have side effects if I take all 60mg of Latuda at once. Akathisia, agitation, sweating, I feel like sh*t for about 3ish hours as it passes through my digestive tract, it’s completely intolerable. This started happening a few months after I begin taking Latuda, Once it started happening, after about 3 days I was ready to quit it, but it worked well for my psychosis up to that point, then I had an idea.

What I tried was to split my 60mg tablet in half. Because Latuda has to be taken with food I take 30mg with breakfast and 30mg with dinner. My body absolutely cannot tolerate 60mg all at once but i have ZERO problems with two smaller doses split about 8ish hours apart.

Perhaps you could go back on Latuda and try that (splitting your 80mg into 2 smaller doses), it seems you were more functional on Latuda and your blood work was better. I told my pdoc this is what I did and he was fine with it. I still get my therapeutic 60mg a day without any problems whatsoever. Maybe worth a try.

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Yea money is a big part of it too.

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Thing is it wasnt working well for my sz. I had positive symptoms. Also I tried to split my risperdal dose 2mg night 2mg day and I got positive symptoms at night, had a hard time sleeping. So now I take 4mg at night and 2mg at 2pm.

Maybe I can try 80 mg Latuda at night and 40mg Latuda at 2pm. I will discuss it with my pdoc 28 Aug.

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You’re not a loser you’re sick. It’s not a visiablr illness that’s why it’s not really accepted but it’s not your fault

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You can do it Aziz.

Taking the first step is always scary. Like the cold ocean

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I was scared of working. I still am after a year and a half there. But you just keep taking one step after another.

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I was nervous the first few days of my new job but it went really well. I just told myself the shift will end and I am getting paid for this, that made me feel better.

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This is me pretty much every day working in insurance. The latest promotion has guaranteed a variety of new and frightening situations on a weekly basis. I never know when the next safe is going to fall out of the sky and land on me.

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I want to work so bad too. I just don’t know if I can even get hired. Then if by some miracle I do get hired I don’t know if I can handle the routine and the stress.

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Why not Amisulpride or Abilify?

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I also want to work badly. Maybe someday but seeing as I can’t even make it through a visit to the store it’s not an option right now for me. Be nice to yourself. Its not your fault you can’t work right now. I know what it’s like feeling like a loser for it, but try to not compare yourself to others. I’m trying to learn that too

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I mis having a job too, not so much the money, more just have a thing to do instead of wasting time

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