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Old 01-07-2021, 11:38 AM   #1
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Anyone on Latuda for psychosis? Any side effects? How does it work for you? My pdoc prescribed it in addition to Rexulti to try to get the hallucinations under control.
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Old 01-08-2021, 05:24 PM   #2
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I was on Latuda a few years ago, for 1 year. It didn't really help me much. If at all. Of course, many people are helped by it.
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Itís the main med for me, I just take 3 meds now. I had side effects I didnít like so I switched to taking it at bedtime so Iíd sleep though the side effects. Iíve been very stable on it. Iím sure the side effects are all gone now but I still take it at bedtime. Itís habit now. Oddly it seemed the side effects were greater at the lower dose. Iím on 80 mg have been for around 5 years now and no dips down or up.
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Thanks Nammu. Doctor told me to take it at night because of sleepiness. He is only wanting to put me on 40 mg so not a big dose at all. Just a little something to hopefully knock down some of these hallucinations since I'm on the highest dose of the Rexulti. I already take the Rexulti at night because it makes me ravenous so I try to sleep through the worst of that. So I was planning on taking it at night. He said to take it with food too.
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As an aside, I know why the insurance is giving you a hard time. Latuda and Rexulti are both very expensive. I can't imagine that an insurance company would want to pay for both.

Anyways, I was on Latuda for a while. It didn't really do anything for me. I don't remember it being sedating, but I do have a high tolerance for that.
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I eat cheese cubes with my night meds.
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As an aside, I know why the insurance is giving you a hard time. Latuda and Rexulti are both very expensive. I can't imagine that an insurance company would want to pay for both.
I wondered that. The doctor's office is still trying to get the insurance to cover it but I really haven't been on a lot of other AP's so they might insist that I try some of the other (cheaper) ones first. I'm in a holding pattern right now waiting to see what is going to happen. I'll give it a couple of days and then call the doctor's office if I haven't heard from them.
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Latuda wasn't super helpful for me (second worst reaction to a med I've ever had), but as you know we all react differently so hopefully it helps you. I had worsened anxiety, akathisia, and sui thoughts
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I guess the insurance wouldn't cover it so my doctor sent me 13 weeks worth of samples. I don't know what his plan is long term though. Maybe just put me on it for a little while and then take me back off. I tried it for the first time last night. So far I don't feel any differently. We'll see what happens.
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