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Im feeling no emotional rush while I have been on invega.

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Hi im feeling no...

Hi im feeling no emotional rush while I have been on invega

Doctor's Assistant: How is your mood? Are you experiencing regular sleep disturbances (e.g. trouble falling asleep, waking up early)?

Thats the thing there is no mood I just wake up and go about my day and I hae been getting decent sleep

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the Psychologist should know?

No not that I know of

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Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 19 days ago
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Hi, thank you for writing. My name is ***** ***** I am so sorry to see your question go unanswered for so long. The phenomenon you are referring to is called "emotional blunting" and is when a medication causes reduced affect and a sort of numbness to feelings. This is a common side effect of taking medications like Invega (the antipsychotics) and large reason people often cease using them. Ideally, you should go back to your doctor and explain that you do not prefer the side effects of this medication and ask for what else may be considered. Sometimes, this consequence outweighs the cons of not taking a medication but again, these medications can affect everyone a little differently so it is possible this particular med is just not the best choice for you and there is one that can with with the intended symptoms without the undesirable side effects.

-Leah

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Mental Health Professional: LeahMSWuofm, Clinical Social Worker replied 16 days ago

Hi just checking back since I noticed this question remains open due to being unrated. Can I help further? Just let me know!

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