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Re: Abilify-Don't give up yet cybercafe

Posted by jparsell82 on April 23, 2004, at 17:48:59

In reply to Re: Abilify-Don't give up yet, posted by cybercafe on April 23, 2004, at 3:32:55

> > > Abilify is a great med once you get past the akathisia, and you will get past it. I have found that it has good anti-depressant and anti-anxiety effects. Also, it makes me less inhibited. I socialize much better with others and with much less fear. Lastly, it has stopped the horrible rapid cycling. For me it is truly a miracle drug.
> > >
> > > Lazarus
> >
> > Too late, I just absolutely couldn't stand the way I was feeling. My legs wouldn't stop moving. I was so impatient, restless and frustrated that it was making me mad. Even when I cut the 10mg into thirds. Did you have this type of experience(this bad) when you first started Abilify? How long did it take to go away? I'm not sure if I'm gonna start it back up... I go to the doc on Saturday.
> >
> >
> maybe abilify isn't the drug for you... but have you considered
> 1) start at lower dose
> 2) add beta blocker
> 3) add anticholinergic
> 4) add benzo
> etc etc etc

Maybe Abilify just doesn't go right with my body. Yeah I tried adding Inderal and Bentyl at the same time(plus I take Klonopin 3x/day) for the akathisia but still had the extreme restlessness. I had motivation... but it was a weird motivation that I didn't like. I was also in a bad mood... completely anti-social. One a side note at the same time I was starting the Abilify I was also starting Lamictal... I don't know if that would add to the problem. I go to the doctor tomorrow. I'm currently just taking Klonopin and Lamictal. I'd like to add something maybe dopaminergic or provigil to help my ADD and maybe try a low dose of Lexapro although I haven't had to good of results with Ssris. Thanks for everyone's input!




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