Anyone taking Invega?

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   Posted 7/2/2010 7:54 AM (GMT -7)   
My psychiatrist just put me on Invega within the last week. It comes in barrel-shaped pills (not capsules), 3 mg each, and he's having me split each pill in half. Invega is time-release, and I wonder if I'm getting the right amounts, given that there's no way I'm splitting these pills absolutely 100% correctly. But them's the doc's orders.
So far, the Invega has helped me sleep. I'd had bad insomnia, but that seems to have evaporated. Boy, has it evaporated! I fall asleep quickly, the alarm goes off, I turn it off, and I'm back to sleep again. (I'm currently unemployed, so that's not so bad, but I'm going back to school--grad school--in August, so I am feeling a tad worried.) I feel a bit dizzy and foggy for a while after getting up, but that dissipates after a while.
I realize I haven't been on Invega anywhere near long enough to feel a big difference. But I think I'm feeling a slight lightening of my mood.
Anyone have any experience with this drug?
Thanks for any help you might be able to give me.
Yours gratefully,
bipolar II, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome 
current meds: Invega, 1.5 mg; Clonazepam, 0.5 mg prn; Lexapro, 5 mg; Mirapex, 2.5 mg; Topamax, 50 mg

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