We went to the psychiatrist today. He was concerned with the amount of depression I’ve been having. So he is starting me on Latuda.
He said there are only three meds that have been shown to be effective on bipolar depression– zyprexa, seroquel + prozac (there’s a combo med), and latuda. Well zyprexa and seroquel both worked well for my moods, but made me super hungry all the time and each one made me gain 50 lbs. I have tried latuda before, and it made me go manic. But maybe that’s what I need– a mood lift out of depression.
Not that I want to go manic! I certainly don’t!
So here is where all my friends and family come in: Over the next few weeks, if I am acting strange at all, please tell me or Brad right away. Even if you think it is minor. I want to be on top of this if it does cause mania and/or psychosis. Don’t worry about hurting my feelings, or it being awkward. I really do want to know!
I will be doing regular mood scale check-ins with Brad, too.