I had a dose bump from 6 to 9mg Invega for nearly month now. I feel exhausted most of the time, I'm procrastinating on important things like doctor appointments and grocery shopping, and I lost my vocabulary. I thought I just lost my creativity ( I really, really miss my creativity) but I'm stumbling over words and I'm nearly in tears. I don't feel up and down (good). I don't think I feel much of anything (bad). Well, I still feel tired. I can't read books-even my favorite funny author. I was knitting (I have no idea why) and I can knit. Ok, I learned from the internet so I can't really knit, but I made a square. I sat through two movies to do it. Then, my joints shot me down. Now I look at my square and think 'I ought to finish that' and I go to sleep instead.
If you read my last posting, I suspected Risperdal was causing creepy sleep talking which was causing much grief between my husband and myself. Invega seemed to tame the tounge. Get This: he said he liked me better on Risperdal. I was painful but normal. I felt emotionally/mentally better on the big R. I am making a major debate about switching back. I want so much to feel better. But the cost is physically expensive. I'll need to come up with an answer within the next four weeks; I have to report back to the pdoc. Risperdal worked(ish). Four weeks sounds like a lot of time, but time sure flies by when you're in bed. :( Wish me luck.