Hello all, I’m new to the forums, and I go by GreysonTyco. I’m currently taking 120 mg of Latuda (3x40mg) and 10 mg of Zyprexa (4x2.5mg) daily.
I recently upped my Zyprexa from 7.5mg to 10mg because I’ve had a spike in symptoms. After doing some research, I found that some people who take Latuda mysteriously have a decompensation period after about 8-10 weeks.
I’m curious if anyone else takes this med, if they went through that decompensation and if it gets better, or if I need to look for a new med. I switched from Risperdal because the Risperdal was not working after taking it for 7 years.
Overall, I love Latuda. I’ve lost at least 15 lbs and mentally and emotionally I’m more aware and awake. It’s just I’m experiencing auditory hallucinations and moderate paranoia like I was when I was still taking the Risperdal.
I’m just hoping that if I keep with it, and maintain my grasp on reality, realizing delusions are just that, that I will even back out; it would be hugely beneficial to hear of someone else sticking it out and getting better on the same dose.
I’m not too keen on jumping up to 160 mg of Latuda because that’s the max dose. For reference, I also take lorazepam daily.