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I'm coming off invega sustenna

I am on invega should be getting off it and being put on aristada. My mom thinks invega is my best med. Don’t know why. I’m lactating and my world seems so upside down. Not able to feel anything since my brain is basically not working. I feel brain dead. Hoping when I get off this it goes away. I also can’t stop overthinking. I have severe akathisa which is stopping me from sleeping. I keep having to walk around I walk most of the day.

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Have you been on other meds or is invega your first?
I would encourage you to keep trying other meds, in case the aristada doesn’t work exactly as planned.
But also, rememeber that the invega in its injection form has a very big half life, so you have a (relatively) long road ahead of you. You probably already know all this.
Don’t give up! Keep us posted on your progress!

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Good luck zyprexa works a lot better for me

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Invega is kinda like my first. Been on it off and on for the past 5 years. Since I’ve been 18. And yeah I know that invega takes a while to completely leave the system. I’m in a program so I can’t come off all meds completely right now soo I’m going on aristada. I’m also living with my mom but I plan on moving out soon with my bf finally lol. Will keep you guys updated!

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Because you got to put in the effort to lose the weight you gained,your body adapts to your new weight on the medicine by eating more and strives to maintain the weight even when you are off medicine

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How’s it going being off of Invega Sustenna? Did you find that your weight decreased?

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Well, my weight decreased a bit, but not very much, because I started taking another antipsychotic to replace the invega. It was enough that I noticed a difference, but not as much as I wanted, unfortunately
But there are weight neutral APs out there, its just a matter of finding them

Try ziprasidone with Metformin, this combination should be close to weight neutral

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What antipsychotics are you on now? Which on is weight neutral? I find Invega not to be weight neutral and I keep gaining weight from it!! I also feel very slowed down from it not good at all.

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Right now I’m taking Zyprexa and Vraylar.
For me Invega and Zyprexa are not weight neutral, but every antipsychotic has different effects for every different person out there. Zyprexa makes a lot of people gain weight, however, for some people it is weight neutral. I would suggest you try a different antipsychotic, starting with the ones that have a higher chance of being weight neutral - no guarantees, though.
I would advise starting with something like Vraylar, Latuda, Geodon. Oh, and also, make sure to talk to your doctor before starting any of these meds!