I’m noticing that Im not functioning that well on Latuda. I stopped taking olanzapine cold turkey after a few years because I noticed that I’m always in bed and not taking control of my life. Taking the olanzapine and latuda together had a terrible effect on my brain, so I stopped taking the olanzapine. I couldn’t handle it. Now that I’m taking the Latuda I’m able to get up early and I feel more like myself again, but it’s like a blockage in my brain. I’m thinking maybe it’s my brain trying to balance itself out from taking the olanzapine for so long. I hope after a couple of weeks or so the Latuda will balance itself out and I can feel normal again. I need to get out of bed and get more outdoors and get some vitamin D, maybe that could help too.
Give it some more time, it may take a while
Many people experience the same thing when going off zyprexa.
Latuda was the best for my cognition and I was on Olanzapine, Abilify, Risperidone and Latuda. I was able to have a job on Latuda. Studies say Latuda improves cognition vs other APs.
Yes you guys, maybe I need to just give it more time to work.
I’m thinking about this switch to Latuda. I’m not sleeping how I use to and I don’t have the sedating effect I had while on olanzapine. The sedating effect from olanzapine was calming and I do appreciate the amount of sleep I got, but now I am on Latuda I don’t get any sleep like before. I feel restless. But I am awake now, maybe too awake. I don’t want to switch back to olanzapine because I was laying in bed not making any improvement with my life. I do better mentally with olanzapine, but the physical aspect
for olanzapine is terrible. Which is more important is what I’m trying to decide. Mental or physical?
I think thats akathisia and there is meds to fix that. I was on Benztropine. Ask your Dr for a med for reslessness/akathisia.
Ok thankyou. Will it help with sleep as well?
For me it did since I took my Latuda at night so I had akathisia/restlessness at night and couldn’t sleep because of it.
Ok perfect. I’m going to look into that. Thankyou so much.
I’m on Olanzapine and I found it doesn’t make me over sleep. I got 8-9 hours sleep every night. Maybe it’s just because I am on low dose of it. I take 5 mg daily. May I ask you how much did you take Olanzapine daily before?
Oh I understand that stopping some meds Can cause some troubles you see I quit Seroquel and Geodon one week ago cold turkey and for one week It was hard to pie but now I’m ok. I don’t like the idea of poly pharmacy as it is unpredictable how it gonna affect you mentally and physically.
So now I’m on 500 mg Clopixol every 3 weeks and 2 akineton for side effects.
Yes 5 mg is a low dose. I was taking 20mg a day.
That’s cool. I actually cut out the Latuda yesterday and took my olanzapine. I feel 100% better.
I had the same feeling on latuda, a complete mental block