Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1114826

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Asenapine

Posted by undopaminergic on April 30, 2021, at 7:11:54

Hi all,

I was wondering if anyone has tried asenapine, an atypical antipsychotic:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asenapine

It seems to be a very "dirty" drug that hits a multitude of receptors, as an antagonist except for partial agonism at serotonin 5-HT1A.

Reading the reviews at:
https://www.drugs.com/comments/asenapine/
it seems to be a miracle drug for some people.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Asenapine

Posted by sigismund on April 30, 2021, at 21:57:27

In reply to Asenapine, posted by undopaminergic on April 30, 2021, at 7:11:54

I was struck by this.

https://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20121231/msgs/1034727.html

 

Re: Asenapine

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 1, 2021, at 17:19:39

In reply to Asenapine, posted by undopaminergic on April 30, 2021, at 7:11:54

i read saphris is only for manic, or manic related

 

Re: Asenapine

Posted by rjlockhart37 on May 1, 2021, at 17:20:29

In reply to Re: Asenapine, posted by rjlockhart37 on May 1, 2021, at 17:19:39

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5807471/#:~:text=Asenapine%20is%20a%20second%2Dgeneration,in%20adults%20and%20children%20aged

 

Re: Asenapine

Posted by undopaminergic on May 6, 2021, at 8:29:01

In reply to Re: Asenapine, posted by sigismund on April 30, 2021, at 21:57:27

> I was struck by this.
>
> https://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20121231/msgs/1034727.html

Here's more:
http://www.dr-bob.org/babble/20120328/msgs/1015304.html

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Asenapine

Posted by SLS on May 7, 2021, at 8:51:47

In reply to Re: Asenapine, posted by undopaminergic on May 6, 2021, at 8:29:01

Asenapine (Saphris) has an unquestionable antidepressant and energizing effect. I watched it happen to me briefly, and watched it happen to a close friend mine who has been in remission for well over a year. Asenapine is a necessary component of her treatment. However, both of us are bipolar, so I don't know how that factors in to the equation.


- Scott

 

Re: Asenapine SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on May 7, 2021, at 10:26:22

In reply to Re: Asenapine, posted by SLS on May 7, 2021, at 8:51:47

> Asenapine (Saphris) has an unquestionable antidepressant and energizing effect.
>

Many people report that they have do take it at night because it makes them tired. But some of those people get a good night's sleep and wake up refreshed.

> I watched it happen to me briefly, and watched it happen to a close friend mine who has been in remission for well over a year. Asenapine is a necessary component of her treatment. However, both of us are bipolar, so I don't know how that factors in to the equation.
>

I'm bipolar too.

-undopaminergic

 

Re: Asenapine

Posted by beckett2 on May 12, 2021, at 13:28:13

In reply to Re: Asenapine SLS, posted by undopaminergic on May 7, 2021, at 10:26:22

> > Asenapine (Saphris) has an unquestionable antidepressant and energizing effect.
> >
>
> Many people report that they have do take it at night because it makes them tired. But some of those people get a good night's sleep and wake up refreshed.
>
> > I watched it happen to me briefly, and watched it happen to a close friend mine who has been in remission for well over a year. Asenapine is a necessary component of her treatment. However, both of us are bipolar, so I don't know how that factors in to the equation.
> >
>
> I'm bipolar too.
>
> -undopaminergic
>

I'm part of the original thread, and I see this was before the official dx of bipolar. In retrospect, Saphris induced near mania, something unidentified at the time. I have BPll. Why do doctors hesitate to dx bipolar?

 

Re: Asenapine beckett2

Posted by sigismund on May 12, 2021, at 23:53:53

In reply to Re: Asenapine, posted by beckett2 on May 12, 2021, at 13:28:13

> In retrospect, Saphris induced near mania

It can do that and also make you sleep like a brown bear?

 

Re: Asenapine sigismund

Posted by beckett2 on May 12, 2021, at 23:54:43

In reply to Re: Asenapine beckett2, posted by sigismund on May 12, 2021, at 23:53:53

G'day Sigi, apparently so!

 

Re: Asenapine undopaminergic

Posted by SLS on May 14, 2021, at 15:15:20

In reply to Re: Asenapine SLS, posted by undopaminergic on May 7, 2021, at 10:26:22

Hi UD.

> > Asenapine (Saphris) has an unquestionable antidepressant and energizing effect.

> Many people report that they have do take it at night because it makes them tired. But some of those people get a good night's sleep and wake up refreshed.

Thanks for the additional insight. That improvement in sleep is important. My friend didn't have that. I think that I forgot to say that I had been on asenapine a few years ago, but just for a few weeks. It didn't lead to remission, but its antidepressant properties were unmistakeable. I don't remember what the dosage was, but it pooped-out on me after two weeks.


- Scott

 

Re: Asenapine SLS

Posted by undopaminergic on May 15, 2021, at 8:29:51

In reply to Re: Asenapine undopaminergic, posted by SLS on May 14, 2021, at 15:15:20

> Hi UD.

Hi Scott.

> > > Asenapine (Saphris) has an unquestionable antidepressant and energizing effect.
>
> > Many people report that they have do take it at night because it makes them tired. But some of those people get a good night's sleep and wake up refreshed.
>
> Thanks for the additional insight. That improvement in sleep is important. My friend didn't have that. I think that I forgot to say that I had been on asenapine a few years ago, but just for a few weeks. It didn't lead to remission, but its antidepressant properties were unmistakeable. I don't remember what the dosage was, but it pooped-out on me after two weeks.
>

I'm now on 111 mg/day of lurasidone (Latuda), 37 mg in the morning and 74 mg in the evening, and I have no effect. I'm intending to try asenapine next.

-undopaminergic


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