Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 1120457

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med update

Posted by rjlockhart37 on August 23, 2022, at 10:25:34

been on lithium now for about 3-4 months. I'm on latuda now, getting off zyprexa, latuda - im taking 120mg right now, it ... says its suppost to be antidepressant properties, but when i take 120mg at dinner my mood sinks, like been blunted, less intrested or its blocking D2 receptors. Zyprexa is a sedative, and yes it has been a good med for years, but i've been on it too long. I don't know about latuda, lower doses seemed to have antidepressant affect, but higher doses produce more dyphoria. And im on lithium, yes lithium has antidepressant affects, but im more suttle like my usaly self is not there. My doctor reduced prozacc because we had a urgent depression situation. But i noticed after it was reduced to 40, anxiety started being more. 80mg is a safetly net, for both depression and anxiety, and my doctor just doenst want to go back up. Yes, lithium is a good depression med, but all i want is back on 80mg of fluoxetine. I'll....its like my doctor ignores what i say, doenst take me seriously, and like im some barcode number. Anyways, i just had to vent, latuda - maybe it's just a short time then mood will improve. Zyprexa ends in 20 days. It's sedative affects were good, but at same time, felt like a sack of bricks on me, slow in function. Hopefully somehow my doctor will listen to me. It's long story about all this, but had to vent this. Thanks for readsing

 

Re: med update

Posted by rjlockhart37 on August 23, 2022, at 10:34:20

In reply to med update, posted by rjlockhart37 on August 23, 2022, at 10:25:34

when i take lithium, i take it twice per day, i notice a sutle content feeling, i can sit in a room, and feel content or not depressed. There was one time i was ultra sad, depressed in room, i forgot to take lithium, i sat at desk to do work, i noticed started enjoying hearing birds chip ouside the window. It lifted me out depression, and gives a serotonin like feeling. But also, hwen im in a really good mood, almost euphoric, it will bring me back down to baseline. Like if im excited and happy about somemthing, like good news or a event, it will erase the euphoria. But when im ultra depressed, it will raise the mood back. I've say in room on lithium after the 2nd dose from 600mg and was content, calm, feel stable. But soon, its not a long term med for me, stablization period for severe depressive episode that i had, now im back to normal. That's all write, had to vent, thanks for read

 

Re: med update rjlockhart37

Posted by Jay2112 on August 24, 2022, at 18:02:04

In reply to Re: med update, posted by rjlockhart37 on August 23, 2022, at 10:34:20

Hey Rj:

Nice to see you back. I remember you saying your doctor was going to take you off Prozac permanently, and I see your still on it. I know, personally, Latuda can be a bumpy ride. Funny I was thinking and wondering about you. Stay the course....you will be fine.

Jay


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