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Re: Help Me with My Med Regimen! Please/Anyone

Posted by Christ_empowered on August 19, 2019, at 16:33:16

In reply to Re: Help Me with My Med Regimen! Please/Anyone Christ_empowered, posted by PCB on August 19, 2019, at 14:44:19

hi. i had bad akathisia from low dose zyprexa, but i can tolerate full dose abilify well. i cannot guarantee that its a good idea, or even appropriate for you, honestly. i need a tranq in my life, for the foreseeable future, and abilify is pretty much what i can tolerate.

abilify can cause weight gain, metabolic probs, etc., but it seems to be less common and less pronounced than with zyprexa, risperidone, or seroquel. and...

gabapentin isn't my favorite thing ever, but its probably (?) better than a benzodiazepine, definitely better than a sedating antihistamine, and most definitely beats...nothing.

one thing i read that i haven't heard of anybody's doctor actually doing...taking a very small dose of abilify every 2nd or 3rd day, to keep it from building up and acting more neuroleptic-ish. your psych would know all the details.

hope this helps a bit. is lyrica an option? its a Schedule V, so there is a discontinuation syndrome, but its supposed to be an improvement over daily benzodiazepines, and its 2x daily, not 3+ x daily like gabapentin. just a thought.


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