Posted by emily elizabeth on August 16, 2012, at 15:16:34
In reply to Re: Coffee, anxiety and stimulating meds., posted by herpills on August 16, 2012, at 12:32:23
I did not find that Abilify increased my anxiety. I took it for severe depression related to BP II. I also have a GAD diagnosis and I think Abilify actually improved my anxiety. For me, managing depression helps me manage anxiety.
I recently started on Lamictal as a monotherapy. I don't think that is contributing to my level of anxiety, however it is hard to tell because I recently had a very upsetting situation occur which would result in increased anxiety. I also think Lamictal resulted in the start-up side effect of disturbed sleep with vivid dreaming. One pdoc I talked to didn't think that would be the case. The other did and patient chat boards seem to confirm that can happen.
Hope this info helps in some way!