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Coming off Invega Sustenna

Hi, I was given Invega Sustenna at 100mg a month for 10 months since Dec 5th. My last shot was on August 29th 2013. The medication gave me severe anhedonia and I have lost the motivation and willpower to do anything. I can no longer experience joy, happiness, or pleasure from anything I do and I have no interest in doing anything. I constantly feel restless and uneasy and I just can't shake this feeling away no matter what. All of these started about a week after my first IV. I have been off this medication for almost 3 months now and I have yet to feel any improvements. I have read that it has a long half life of 25-49 days and that it can stay in your body for 300 days. So does that mean I will have to wait a year to start feeling better? Any info on someone who has been off this ...

Thinking about coming off Invega Sustenna Injection

I have been on the Invega injection 234mg for over 5 years with one period of time going off it for 7 weeks. During this 7 week time my anxiety increased and i had some set backs while at the supermarket, mainly paranioa. I have never heard voices or had halucinations before. When i was first diagnosed with schizophrenia they said it was a mild case of if. The mental Heath Center i go to have my summary listed as Paranoid Schizophrenia type. The last time i told my told i thought my medication was making me feel worse she said it may require hospitalization. In the past I've been hospitalized because i thought something was wrong with me and went on my on will, not forced or committed. I'm thinking about seeing another doctor to get a 2nd opinion about my medication and diagnosi...

Invega and weight gain

This is my story: I've been taking Invega since 2013. I read dozens of pages on the Internet and they say it causes weight gain. I read everything on the papers they had in the medication box when I bought it and it says it causes weight gain. I asked many pharmacists and they say it causes weight gain. I asked more than 15 patients that take medication (same or other) and they say it causes weight gain. I asked friends or other people that know or not know about it and they say it causes weight gain. And ALL ALL ALL ALL psychiatrists say it does NOT! Filthy LIARS! I gained 43 kilos in less than 3 months. I was 68 kilos and now I am 111 kg. Every month I lose 1 or 2 kilos and gain them again. My skin has got stretch marks for more than one year in my belly, in my central body Everyw...

invega sustenna side effects

After my serious episode they started me on 156 invega sustenna injection. Lets see the first 2 weeks I am extremely tired.Laid out. It even makes me drool. In my 25 year history of taking meds. I started 14. I have not been this tired. I am completely useless. its been 4 months now. they even decreased it. im ready to get off of it. I need some kind of life. im thinking about getting on the invega pills and ween off of it. I am bipolar mostly and probably need something far as my paranoia. everything is the same. no improvements. I gave it a shot. everybody different. ## Hello, Cookie! How are you doing? Those are pretty typical side effects for potent antipsychotic medications. Are you on any others, or is this the only one you take? You may also experience dry mouth, weight g...

My experience with antipsychotic medications

I took a variety of different atypical antipsychotic medications for 2 years (including Invega Sustenna and Olanzapine). I stopped 2 months ago because of the horrendous side effects. I now have chronic fatigue for the rest of my life, accompanied by insomnia and cognitive difficulties. Thank god I stopped when I did because I was starting to get involuntary spasms in my jaw which is called Tardive Dyskinesia. I was hospitalized 2 years ago because of a psychosis and was placed on extended leave of the hospital. I was then diagnosed with schizophrenia. They forced me to be injected monthly with their poison. I was honestly oblivious of the side effects that antipsychotic medications cause, the psychiatrist didn't even inform me or warn me of the catastrophic side effects before pres...

Invega withdrawal

So I took the invega shot one time. I never went back a week later to get the other dose. I'm not schizophrenic I do have PTSD... Got the shot in January and I feel like its never going to get out of my system.... I say off the wall things that don't make sense.. I talk to myself out of the blue.. I'm angry and take stuff out on my spouse.. I bounce back and forth I didn't do this before until I got this shot... ## dizzle get yourself some niacin and some vitamin c this help curves the schizophrenia and theres also nature made stress B-complex tablets at walmart that help you to eases our stress levels and some natural is the name brand melatonin with 5-HTP in it it helps with sleep and the HTP helps relax the brain these works great together for my daughter whoms 19 yea...

Could Invega Cause involuntary eye lids closing??

I've been on Invega Sustenna injection for over 6 years. My eyes started closing involuntary about 4 years ago. It happens no matter what i'm doing or where i'm at. I'm at the point where i can barely drive because one of my eyes closes. I've been to the eye Dr. several times and he said my eyes are fine. I've been to numerous neurologist, my first D.r thought it was a condtion called blepharospasm, the last one didnt believe i had the condition and thought it was psychological. My therapists thinks it's a nervous twitch or a 'tic'. I don't know what to believe is causing it but i am blaming my Invega or at least want to get off the medication and see if it helps. ## Hello, Zatha! How are you doing? Has there been any change? When you say they are...

Invega: Increasing dosage, pills or inj.

I have been taking Invega in pill form. I started at 3mg. 3 months ago. Recently this was upped to 6 and now am taking 9 and finding this very difficult (I hate the way I feel on this drug even if it is treating symptoms) because of the side effects. I know that all these drugs have a plethora of side effects and I hate all of them. But with Invega, will the side effects lessen? How long before I tolerate them or experience less of their misery? Also I am gaining weight and freaking out about my continual weight gain over the last two years. My Pdoc plans to increase the dosage even more; he says the increase will make it easier for me to tolerate the inj. The way I feel now, and the thought of a higher dose has not reassured me that getting Invega as an inj. will be easier. On the cont...

invega sustenna is poison

I was forced 6 injections. I'm dying from it. IT is the worst torturous death you can imagine. over 50 side effects. don't ever try this crap ## Hello, Shane! How are you? I'm sorry that you're miserable. What types of side effects are you experiencing? Invega Sustenna is a very potent medication that's most commonly used to treat schizophrenia and such drugs are well known to cause a lot of side effects. Those listed by the FDA may include administration site reactions, sedation, dizziness, dry mouth and somnolence. ## How about loosing my feet and tinnitus and 100 others now. ## I feel just like you. It's the worst drug ever. I hope we all get normal again. I've been off for 3 months (pure hell). Looking forward to it being out of my system. Anyway, here...

Invega horrible drug.

I was given two shots of invega sustenna, the 234mg loading dose and then the 154mg starting does and it as been the most horrible experience of my life. I curse the doctors who prescribed me this horrible drug. I wake up at least three times per night, I can't focus on anything. I also suffer from severe anedonia and restlessness and have trouble verbalizing my speech when I try and talk, that is the most frustrating thing that I have experienced. I have done some research and many of the people's comments I read said it would take anywhere from 6 months to a year to get the drug out of your system. I pray it is not that long. If anyone has successfully gotten off this drug sooner please email me {edited for privacy} I really need to hear a successful story of someone coming of...

always like a zombie no motivation on invega

I have gained more than 40 pounds along with misrable side effects no energy or motivation on invega ## Hello, Chrissy! How are you? Those are typical side effects for antipsychotic medications, the FDA also lists that you may experience nausea, somnolence, sedation and dry mouth. Have you consulted your doctor? You may do better with a lower dose or on a different medication. ## Same here!!!! Weight gain and ZERO drive or motivation to do ANYTHING. I must say my dellusions are GONE but it comes with a price.

Invega (my story)

Well when I was first introduced into invega I had just finished a season of work in a different province and I had moved into an apartment with a roommate who I thought was a friend. Literally as soon I entered that apartment I started hearing voices. (i will say this though. I was claiming unemployment from a relatives address) anyways I move in this apartment and I hear myself being called a confident prick and that there has been a breech. Ironically my roommate was an initiate free mason and as the story goes.. I one day noticed my wallet was missing. I distinctively remember putting it on a stand in the living room and then later falling asleep. (also I was sleeping on an air mattress and not on the lease hehe.) so I wake up and notice my wallet is gone. My apparent roommate whom ...

Invega is good but!?

I have been using invega 9 mg tablet and I suffered from horrible side effects of this medicine like some mentioned being like a Zambia. All I can say about invega that it is good medicine only if taken exactly as it should be. You don't have to follow your doctor prescription if you suffer from side effects try to take half of the prescribed. Best luck to all I just wanted to clarify that I used to take Invega because I used to be amphetamine addicted and the more I used it in time I started hearing voices until it got so bad and I thank God for that; I heard voices calling me stupid all the time from the moment I wake up until I fall asleep which was so hard but I had to drink till I passed out. Then I seriously got fed up and I decided no more drugs and started taking Invega for ...

Invega should not be ever approved

The medication gave me severe anhedonia and I have lost the motivation and willpower to do anything. I can no longer experience joy, happiness, or pleasure from anything I do and I have no interest in doing anything. I constantly feel restless and uneasy. Totally true and I agree 100%

invega hair loss

I took invega once 2 months ago. Now it's thinning the back of my hair. Will it ever restore again? Thank you. ## Hello, Fitsum! How are you? If you've not taken it for two months and only took it once, they it wouldn't be causing side effects, such as hair thinning, now. The FDA lists its typical ones as possibly including nausea, dizziness, somnolence, acid stomach and weight gain. Are you on any other medications?

Invega tablet

Hi, I took Invega tablets usually 12mg and sometimes 15mg for a total of about 6 months and I was wondering how long it would take to get out of my system completely and if there was any way I could get it out faster? Maybe there's something the doctor can prescribe that would help get it out faster. I'm a bipolar schizoaffective and I just have a lot of mind racing and manic and depressed episodes but when I took this pill and it built up about a month later I nearly committed suicide. I've talked to my doctor and he's decided to take me off the pill and just keep me on mood stabilizers. If anyone knows how long it should take to get this out of my system and if there's any way to get it out faster please let me know. Thanks. ## Hello, Eric! How are you doing? I...

Invega problems

I have been taking invega 3mg for about a year, and have started feeling like my heart is fluttering. I also got to the point where I felt like doing absolutely nothing, and gained 16 lbs. So I stopped taking it. I am feeling more like myself, but am having some anxiety. I also take 1mg xanax er twice a day, and that does help. I'm also on wellbutrin and lamictal. I don't know why my pdoc put me on it. I hate that it is going to take so long to get this drug out of my system. But I believe that it will be worth it in the long run. ## Hello, Monica! How are you feeling? Have things gotten any better, yet? Invega is most commonly used to treat schizophrenia, but it may also be useful for other mental health issues, as well, since it is an antipsychotic. The issues you've liste...

invega weight gain

I have gained ten pounds on this medicine. Is there any other drug like this that will not cause weight gain? I was out of medicine for 4 days and was very anxious and angry.any advice? I want off this stuff. I already take klonipin and lamictal. The dr has me on 3mg of invega and now she suggest risperdol. I have no clue what to try next. ## Hello, Racheal! How are you? I'm sorry about the problem that you're having. Unfortunately no, weight gain is a normal side effect of almost all psychotropic medications. Others, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dry mouth, somnolence and headache. The only thing you can really do is eat healthy and get plenty of exercise to try to mitigate this effect. Does anyone else have any ideas or advice?

prescription program

i cant afford a health insurance ,but i need a R/X card for prescription drugs what is the best program out there , that is not exspensive.i live pa ## I am paying an insurance copay of 250.00 for a 90 day supply of Invega ER 6 mg tablets for my son. This medicine is selling for $1500 for a 30 day supply. Can this RX Discount card be used with United Healthcare insurance to help with the cost? Another question: I have Sleep Apnea and even though I'm on a CPAP, I am tired all the time with no energy. My CPAP Doctor is trying to get a medicine called Nuvigil 250 mg. approved for me. I am on Medicare and have United Healthcare Supplemental Insurance. Can I also get a RX Discount Card to pay on this if rejected by insurance?

why would a doctor prescribe an anti psychotic if you don t have any disorder are bipolar

My doctor put me on Invega, along with 3 other anti-depressants, 5 years ago. Invega is classified as an anti-psychotic only it had no side effects--no sedation at all was the most prominent. Now the Invega is responsible for raising my cholesterol to 318 so I have to go off it. I was on 6 mgs. and he lowered it to 3 for one week. I was fine--as if nothing changed. After going off of it, I was a mess. I was sweating, I couldn't sleep, I felt like something was crawling on my skin and I couldn't sit still. Without his knowledge I went back on the full dose because I am in a wedding of a family member in 11 days. Then I was thinking. The symptoms I was having when I went totally off of it were WITHDRAWAL symptoms, not due to the lack of the medication otherwise. The psychiatrist w...


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