My son experienced some new side effects very suddenly after taking his meds recently. Although we didn’t deem them to be life threatening on the surface we were not feeling “911” concerned but yet, due to their unfamiliarity (sudden restlessness, blurred vision and jaw movement–Latuda) we didn’t want to just totally disregard since he did experience some minor breathing difficulties when he laid down to attempt sleep.
In need of some direction but not wanting to contact the psychiatrist unnecessarily at such an hour (it was Saturday 11PM) , we called the “psychiatric 911 hotline” (suicide prevention basically) for guidance. They in turn, not feeling qualified to answer medicine related questions, referred us to a local 24-hr. pharmacy. They, likewise not feeling qualified to advise, referred us to our psychiatrist’s office to see if they offered a “physician on call” service. Still no luck.
Eventually, he was able to fall asleep after using a pillow to prop himself up for easier breathing. Oddly enough, he had NO issues with these side effects on Sunday after taking the same meds.
Your thoughts on what I did or didn’t do correctly since it’s likely to happen again at some point??
Thanks in advance!