Right away after starting Latuda I noticed a pretty strong anti-depressant effect. The anti-manic effect took a bit longer, but I'm happy to say that it did arrive. I had just the slightest bit of akithisia - nothing like the horror that I experienced on Geodon. The effects on my anxiety and OCD have been quite profound and welcome.
The problem is waking up earlier and earlier. I had been used to going to bed just past 8 and getting up at about 315am to eat breakfast, workout, and do the rest of the stuff the day must include, but now I've been awake since 10pm after falling asleep at 615pm. Yesterday it was 1237am, the day before 105am, then 115am. In order to add some time to my sleep I began trying to get into sleep-mode by shortly after 6pm instead of 8pm. Yesterday I was barely able to stay awake till 6, but then I was up at 10.
This drug works well alongside my diabetes and has not induced the feeding frenzy of the other AAP's or that beast Depakote. It's also begun to provide some much needed mood relief and anxiety relief, but this sleeping less and less is too much like what Lamictal did. I was on Lamictal for 23 months and had insomnia about 95% of that time and was confused, pissed-off, and almost always hypomanic.
Trazadone causes rapid heart beat, Seroquel high blood sugar big time plus the hunger, Abilify - I slept, did well on the mania, not too well for depression, slept pretty well though. The other sleep aids were worthless, but maybe that was because they were up against Lamictal.
Edited by freethinker, 15 August 2011 - 02:59 AM.