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I stopped taking Invega a couple weeks ago. I'm starting to wonder if I should ask my psych doc to increase the dose of my Zyprexa and Escitalopram. The reason why I stopped the Invega was because I was having trouble swallowing the pill. I also had trouble swallowing generally. But since going off the Invega it has been getting better. I'm going to keep things simple. Plus, if I increase the Zyprexa I can also increase the Escitalopram to the same amount of mg/day; the maximum therapeutic dose for both of these drugs is 20 mg/day. It keeps things balanced.
 
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EDIT: I stopped taking the Invega one week ago.
 
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I stopped taking Invega a couple weeks ago. I'm starting to wonder if I should ask my psych doc to increase the dose of my Zyprexa and Escitalopram. The reason why I stopped the Invega was because I was having trouble swallowing the pill. I also had trouble swallowing generally. But since going off the Invega it has been getting better. I'm going to keep things simple. Plus, if I increase the Zyprexa I can also increase the Escitalopram to the same amount of mg/day; the maximum therapeutic dose for both of these drugs is 20 mg/day. It keeps things balanced.
Zyprexa and escitalopram can act in a calming way. You can get withdrawal when you quit a med like invega.
 

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