What do i do about side effects?

I am a 30 year old male hispanic schizophrenic. For the longest time I have taken invega 3 mg. Then last year between november-december month, my insurance changed. So I had to switch myself to a generic form of invega, called paliperidone. I was on it for 1-3 months before I called it quits. I was having super bad side effects… Then I got on another druge. It was latuda 20-40 mgs (at first it was 20, then 40, then back to 20). Latuda was a really good drug. The only problem was that it made me severely depressed at night time. It would last for around 1-2 hours… I thought I could put up with it… but afterwhile I started dreading the night time because of this medicine… Luckily my insurance changed again on march 1st… it was back to my old insurance… So I was able to go back to invega… I thought it would be the original one… but it is paliperidone again (generic)… idk what to do… she said we’ve tried all the main ones already… i feel like not taking any medicines please help!

I wish I had the answers for you. The only thing I can suggest is seeking a second opinion. There are so many different combinations that can be trialled that giving up based on the “main ones” alone seems like laziness to me.

Dopamine levels naturally rise towards the evening, which is a phenomenon that is more intense in some individuals than others. If your pdoc has not joined the dots with this then … refer to my above paragraph.

Schizophrenia is a life-threatening disease.

I’m happily controlled by a cocktail of several generic drugs. My meds don’t cost much, seriously.


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thanks… I might try to get a new psychologist too.

do you mind telling me what drugs they are?

Perphenazine, Wellbutrin, Ativan, Modifinil, Cogentin, Viagra, plus all the OTC stuff like healthy bacteria and Vitamin C.


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Modafinil . Sorry if correcting this comes across like being a prick. Google would probably figure it out, but yeah. I am impulsive. :slight_smile:

Oh you’re having a rough time correcting all the mispelled med names in here :smile:

To be fair, that was the first time I acted on it. I had a moment of weakness, okay? :disappointed_relieved:

That emoticon is named “disappointed relieved”. I’m off to work through my confusion. Waves

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OK I think I get it. The emoticon is relieved to have experienced disappointment, because the anticipation was much worse. Why they’re still tearing-up still has me confused though. Maybe this emoticon captures a transient moment between experiencing the disappointment and the relief setting in. Off again … waves

Edit: I am so inappropriate. Sorry OP :frowning: Frowning is very clear.

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