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Invega vs Latuda?


#1

Hi all,

I am currently on Invega 3mg with 200mg Lamictal (Lamotrigine) for Bipolar 1 during a manic episode (bad depersonalization, ringing in my ears, nightmares and night terrors). I was wondering what people’s experiences are with Invega vs Latuda. On Invega my negative side effects are I do not sleep more than 2-3 hours, I have an almost non-existent sex drive, and I have akathisia (ants in the pants, can’t stop jiggling my foot).


#2

Hi @sheep I’m also on Invega (9mg) and I have also akathisia. I didn’t tried Latuda


#3

Invega sustenna is poisen avoid mate


#4

I’m confused. why give an antipyscotic for Bipolar?

My friend takes Geodon, with anti depressants.

why you classifying nightmares as mental illness,
do you have PTSD?


#5

My doctor told me I could go off it in 6 months when my manic episode is over and in remission and up my Lamictal 100mg… but I felt so bad I don’t know if that’s a good idea. Who knows. I’m recently diagnosed and have never had an episode before so I don’t know what this all is supposed to feel like.


#6

My mother has Bipolar 1 with Psychotic Features as did my grandmother. I felt an out-of-body experience (depersonalization brought on by sexual abuse PTSD… in short I didn’t recognize my name and everything in my house and didn’t recognize myself in the mirror) so I think that warrants an antipsychotic.


#7

that makes sense. I don’t think my friend Jason with bipolar ever has hallucinations,

so I don’t understand all that. There’s no pill for PTSD though.


#8

Yeah, I had severe panic and wanting to die (dysphoric mania). I don’t know if I would classify depersonalization/dissociation as a hallucination but it sure was damn scary. lol. Not sure about the ringing in my ears.


#9

I take both invega and latuda. It works for me very well, as i take cogetin for the akathisia. I’m on a small dose (1.5 mg) of invega, and the max dose (120 mg) of latuda


#10

Zeke, what is your diagnosis, if I may ask? And how does each help you?


#11

I have undifferentiated schizophrenia. And the latuda really helps with my delusions, which I was struggling mightily with before I was medicated. I don’t notice much with the invega, as it’s such a small dose. Not sure why my pdoc prescribed it, but oh well. I also take a high dose of an antidepressant (trintellix 20mg), which gives me some energy. The negative symptoms still kill me


#12

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#13

Zeke, I wish you luck and send you strength. Positivity your way!


#14

Hi formalname! I’m not sure if there are messages on here but nice to chat with you!


#15

You are a new user so you can’t send personal messages. Only after a few weeks. Next time put this @ name of user to be notified that you’re talking with them. Like this @sheep


#16

Thanks! @formalname