Biggest side effect: occasional confusion. Seems to be related to drops in blood sugar. I get hungry and I get brain fog. Fanapt can cause hypoglycemia, and I’m pretty sure that’s what’s going on. Ugh. I have to start keeping a protein bar in my messenger bag. I had to drive a short distance to a restaurant this afternoon and I ran over a curb. No more driving when hungry!
Symptoms of illness: none, really. No hallucinations or paranoia. Fingers crossed that it stays this way.
Sleep: Wednesday night I crashed about 9:30, which meant I was awake for around 36 hours in total. I slept until 4am, got up, stayed up all day, and went to bed about 3am Thursday night. So I’m definitely sleeping more normally than days 1-2.
Appetite: Still not really wanting junk food. If I’m hungry I’ll eat whatever’s handy, which can be bad, but like breakfast was a protein shake, lunch was grilled salmon and broccoli, and dinner was.. well, I wasn’t really hungry so I just ate some of the peas MIL had fixed as a side dish, and one peanut butter cookie. Right now I’m snacking on cottage cheese and a granola bar. No desire to randomly shovel junk food in my face. Woo!
Sex drive: HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOO NURSE!
Other side effects: still some GI fun, but nothing terrible.
The confusion is worrisome, but except for that things are MUCH better. Whew.