Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Bipolar/OCD Med change

Posted by kimbersaur on July 16, 2005, at 13:46:27

In reply to Re: Bipolar/OCD Med change, posted by smokeymadison on July 16, 2005, at 12:43:17

> i am currently on Abilify, Lamictal, Seroquel, and Trileptal for bipolar disorder and OCD. i have tried both Zoloft and Paxil (SSRI's) for the OCD and they do help, esp the Paxil, but as w/ any SSRI, they had terrible sexual side effects. i would consider trying Abilify for the OCD. The atypical antipsychotics (in lower doses then that for Schizophrenia) have been a tremendous help for me. I would recommend Abilify over any of them b/c it simply works better and has fewer side effects. it also works as a mood stabilizer a little bit. Risperdal and Zyprexa are also atypical antipsycotics, but the Risperdal me made too tired at the dose i needed to control my OCD. Zyprexa (not sure how to spell that one) had sexual side effects for me. I would say that Abilify is the best recommendation I can give you. Life is much better with that one and has been for the 3 years i have been taking it.
> if you have any other questions, just ask.
> good luck!
> SM

Wow, thanks for all the info! I've tried a few of those too. Paxil was the only SSRI that made me manic and Risperdal made me a zombie. That Abilify stuff sounds good, but is it very sedating? I am trying to avoid sedatives as much as possible, but I know most antipsychotics are bad that way. What kind of dose do you take?




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:kimbersaur thread:528410