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Re: Sick of these mood stabilizers

Posted by cybercafe on May 21, 2004, at 22:09:20

In reply to Re: Sick of these mood stabilizers Lazarus, posted by sac on May 20, 2004, at 21:03:27

> Hi there, I am BPII and also rapid cycler. Thank you for your response. I did try Abilify, the only problem was I couldn't sleep on it at all and all night long, I was very agitated and kept moving my arms and legs. I also tried Geodon which I was able to sleep with. I have a prescription for Geodon but have been afraid to take it regularly because of the risks associated with neuroleptics. I have some though disorder along with this bipolar II so that is why my Pdoc gave me the Geodon. Gosh, I have been on so many different things. Do you know if an atypical like Abilify or Geodon alone would be enough to stabilize mood?
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> > I am BPII, Rapid Cycler, and agree with you about the dulling effects of mood stabilizers.
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> > Try Abilify, an atypical anti-psychotic. It has mood-stabilizing properties but won't remove the color from your world.
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for me 3.75 mg of abilify definately kept me stable even in combination with 40 mg parnate and lots of ritalin ...
i lowered the dose to 1.875 mg abilify and now i'm still somewhat stable... though mainly a little on the hypomanic side...


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