Has anybody experienced the side effect of joint / bone pain and muscle weakness on Quitiapine? I've been on this for 4.5 months and am on 400mg (from 600mg) and this has escalated for me (despite my dose reducing) to the point that I'm considering coming off/ switching meds. From a mental health point of view it has worked really well for me and my family want me to stay on it but its becoming intolerable for me. I had to phone my partner to pick me up when i tried to walk home from town last week (a 25 min walk normally easy with no hills) and I struggle to get up from squatting/ kneeling down without grabbing onto something. Has anyone been in a similar situation and found something to help? I've started taking cod liver oil and pain killers but don't want to be on these for another 6 months. My mental health team just shrug their shoulders and say that I just seem to be unluckily and prone to side effects. The alternative is Olanzapine which caused me anhedonia (absence of pleasurable sensations/joy) when I had PPP so I would rather not go back to that place. If I come off meds does anyone have experiencing putting together a 'crisis' plan in case of relapse (I'm told my risk is low as I don't have bipolar).
Any advice/recommendations gratefully received.