This is an older incident that recently came up again in a conversation with my doctor. I thought posting the topic here might be a good idea.
Back in 2015 I ended up hospitalized for the first time due to my Depression. It probably shouldn't have been the first time, but that's another matter.
Anyway, the in hospital doctor put men on an medication called Latuda. He emphasized I should take it with my big meal of the day, which might just be a contributing factor to what happened next.
I was in a group home when I was released and had to fight tooth and nail to get the meds with my meal and not an hour and a half to two hours later (I know the time delay messed with my bowels, but this is something else).
I hated living there, and was filled with rage constantly. At the time, I thought it was the enviroment. I wanted to hurt someone so bad because no one had any common courtesy. They were always so loud! I had nowhere I could think. And the director seemed to be playing mind games with me.
I finally got out six months later. The anger got easier to control, but it was still there. I wanted to cuss and scream and throw things. That's not normal. On top of that my skin felt twitchy.
Another girl at my counseling center said she had been on Latuda and had the same effect with the aggression. She had felt homicidal, she said.
I called my doctor at that time and told him about the skin twitches and he took me off the Latuda cause muscle spasms are a know side effect.
I was discussing medication side effects with the doctor I started seeing after him, and the aggression with Latuda came up. She said it wasn't listed as a side affect.
The moral of my story, dearies, is pay attention to your own normal. If you are taking a new ned and something doesn't feel right, then take note.
Don't be a hypochondriac about it, but don't be afraid to ask the doctor or the people around you who have taken the med. Because it might not even be listed bvb in the paperwork.
Several years ago I was taking Lyrica but stopped because I was stuttering badly. I'm trying it again as my pain level from several issues is growing. Yesterday I went to my PM and had a good visit. I had a couple of tics while there but nothing serious. Today I woke up after a good night's sleep, which is unusual for me, and since then I've been a blithering idiot. My husband is great and lets me take my time. But he can't help with the severe brain fog, not to mention the jelly legs. My knees were buckling and several times I almost fell. This is not what I remember. Anyone else?