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Re: Abilify=motivation? what does it feel like kotsunega

Posted by cybercafe on June 22, 2003, at 19:02:36

In reply to Re: Abilify=motivation? what does it feel like, posted by kotsunega on June 21, 2003, at 14:07:19

so.. you've been on abilify for 3 weeks... are you still taking zyprexa?

> I can only tell you what taking Abilify feels like after a little more than three weeks on it. I am bipolar with ADD. I take Prozac, Wellbutrin,

dude i am bipolar and ADD too and i am just dieing to find out how you do on this drug!

>Ritalin, and Synthroid along with the Abilify. I took 20 mg Zyprexa for more than 3 years. After discontinuing the Zyprexa and starting on

okay i am taking only 5 mg of zyprexa... i am predominantly depressive, type 1 ... i guess you were most often manic?

>Abilify, all I can tell you is that it has a slight 'lifting' effect. I feel 'airy'; lighter; and maybe a little more positive in outlook.

short question: is this a good feeling? :)
long question:
what do you mean lighter, not light headed, dizzy (physically) but emotionally stimulated.... ?like .. you feel more insulated from outside events... you feel a constant good feeling no matter what you're doing? (i get this from large doses of caffeine... an ADDer temporarily experiencing "normal")

>Now, I can't tell if this is just from stopping the Zyprexa, which did have a heavy effect, or if it is a true benefit of the Abilify at this point. Luckily, I'm one of the ones who has not

yeah i don't seem to get as excited about things on zyprexa, but... maybe that's what it means to be "normal"

>experienced any of the nasty side effects (akathisia) some have reported after starting Abilify. I will post more as my mileage on Abilify lengthens. Good luck to you if you are considering Abilify.

so you didn't get any bad side effects at all?

it was easier for you to start than, say, an antidepressant?

oh btw... last question i promise ! :) do you take anything for your ADD?




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