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I Take Abilify

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    Abilify Withdrawels Getting Worse

    i had to back to 3.25 mgs of abilify. the panick got worse and became unmanagable. i do not want to get back on the benzo merry go round to control anxiety. i think this abilify withdrawel is going to take some time. one of my problems is i can only get 15mg tabs..that makes...
    ink82901 ink82901 56-60 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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    Expensive

    This **** is ******* expensive as hell. I have to take 5mg a day and for 20 pills, I had to pay $90 and insurance already covered some of it. Without insurance it wouldve been over $300. I cant really tell if its working or not because I still get depressed some days. I really...
    nitid nitid 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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    Maria's Abilify Story

    I have been taking Abilify for four years and i was diagosed as having a severe depressive mood.  Although i am sometimes depressed, i recentely lost my ex husband and my son does not talk to me very much, although i am very nice.  I lost my job and now live with my great uncle...
    mariaurquiaga mariaurquiaga 51-55 Sep 11, 2011

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    Doing Well

    This past summer was really terrible for me. I was having terrible hallucinations and my mood was fluctuating terribly. My doctor was changing my meds pretty much weekly and I got put on Abilify. At first it didn't seem so bad and it really helped with my symptoms, but then my...
    alisabella alisabella 18-21 Dec 23, 2010

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    Doctors Seem To Prescribed The Older Medications Less

    Amitriptyline (Elavil) is one of the first medications on the market for depression. The first 4 or 5 days may cause sedation and make you sleep but after you adjust to it, that will no longer be a problem. It is very inexpensive compared to new medications on the market. I...
    Weigela Weigela 66-70 Aug 11, 2012

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    Abilify And Pregnant?

    Does anyone else or as anyone else taken abilify while pregnant im in my second trimester and since im now out of my first the doctor put me on abilify instead of my lamictal so my questions for any moms who have taken this could you breastfeed did your baby come out healthy...
    smorrow2012 smorrow2012 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    Side Effects Are Downplayed By Physicians

    I started taking Abilify two months ago and the following is my account of side effects/experiences directly related to the drug. No other parts of my lifestyle changed. I did not start, begin any new drugs. Did not alter any lifestyle habits, eating patterns, etc.From the moment...
    DrScoutFinch DrScoutFinch 26-30 3 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Comming Off Abilify

    im getting some withdrawels right on time. hot flushes ,funny feeling in my chest panick..but mild.....yeah abilify i been through some of this before.its horrid
    ink82901 ink82901 56-60 Sep 17, 2012

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    Was At 20mg Now Down To 7.5

    I started taking it when i was in a mental hospital after having a bad reaction to prozac they started me on like 5mg and then from there brought me up to 10mg then i was discharged. When i went back to the hospital they decreased it to 5 and it just made me worse so they...
    sross9 sross9 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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    Works

    Switched four months ago to a minimal dose. Moderate insomnia for two weeks + agitation, restlessness; the will to be active tempered by poor concentration and absence of ideas. Time stands still and continuity of events or moment to moment recall is highly altered i.e. less...
    More4x More4x 31-35 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    Abilifyyyy -.-

    I hate it. Supposed to be a mood stabilizer, why are my moods all still extreme? It also made me INCREDIBLY restless and anxious. I told the doctor this but he wants me to keep taking it, just to see if the side effects eventually go away. When they didn't, he put me on cogentine...
    bathanie bathanie 16-17, F 7 Responses May 23, 2010

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    I thank God for creating the scientists (?

    ) who created Abilify. It has done wonders for me and my life. I've come SUCH a long way since starting it in the Spring of 2012. I originally started taking it to counteract the depression caused by Celexa, which I was taking for anxiety. Well, it did MUCH more than help with...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I Will Be Soon

    And I'm scared too. The guinea pig has had its dish changed and it's nervously running its wheel. I read about it on the internet and it didn't look good. These kinds of things depend on the person. Everyone's different. When I read it is more likely to make you hyper and...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 18, 2012

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    Abilify And Weight Gain

    My 12 year old son has been on Abilify for a little over a year. His first year he gained 40 pounds which took him to 160 pounds. This was with a personal trainer 3 days a week, football and baseball activites. Following football season this year, he gained an additional 37...
    tourettesmom tourettesmom 36-40 Apr 4, 2013

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    I Want to Know How It Affects You...

    Abilify scares me. Perhaps a month or two ago, I started seeing a psychiatrist who prescribed the anti-depressant Paxil to me. I experienced nausea and weakness in my legs and arms, among other annoying symptoms, but they passed in about a week. I know that Paxil has helped me...
    Reina01 Reina01 18-21, F 10 Responses May 1, 2009

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    Breast Feeding And Confused

    anyone breast feeding and taking abilify. i just started taking it about 2 1/2 weeks ago my son is almost 9 months old he is my last :(  my peds doc dont recommend me bf and taking meds i tryed to wean him but it is harder that i though emoitionally i am not ready to give it up...
    dolphinkikki14 dolphinkikki14 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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    I started Abilify today

    and I am terrified of the weight gain that is a side affect for some people, I am recovering from an eating disorder and if I gain weight from this I might lose it.
    alexahatesyou alexahatesyou 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 20, 2014

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    Jamie's Death Didnt Have To Happen

    My son Jamie was a hard working 31 year old Family man,Is Wife ,whom he was with since he was 17 & the Father of a Beautiful girl,Jamie loved so dearly,Is Wife left him & as a depressed person,he put all is pain in the trust of is wife.But she fell in in love with Jamie,abdvleft...
    jimmarquis1028 jimmarquis1028 51-55 1 Response Mar 13, 2012

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    Just Started On Abilify 5mg.

    I recently went to my doctor, and he changed my medication from risperal 2mg, to abilify 5mg. I have been taking the medication for five days now. I have already noticed a huge difference in my mood, and I am not feeling at all depressed. On the risperdal I was sleeping for up to...
    ashleyg0770 ashleyg0770 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    The Honeymoon Is Over

    I take abilify in conjunction with wellbutrin and prozac for depression. the wellbutrin and prozac were not working by themselves the abilify kicked in fairly quickly. and I felt like my old self - motivated and creative and enthusiastic. it did make me weak and clutzy and weak...
    keejstewart keejstewart 66-70 Nov 3, 2011

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    New To Me

    I started taking Abilify about a month ago after and extreme bout of depression/paranoia landed me in a psychiatric hospital. I had seen the commercials on TV and so when the doctors suggested it I was willing to give it a shot. The first time I took it I got really dizzy and...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    Zombify

    I USED to take Abilify, and in a rather small twice-daily dose. It helped with my symptoms that I was taking it for, for a few weeks. I began to stare off into space a lot more and standing awkwardly, often just standing still for long periods of time. I didn't talk much, I often...
    spacehyena spacehyena 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    It Works

    I stopped taking medication last summer. Now, winter is almost over, and I am taking Abilify again - because months ago, depression hit me hard and unexpectedly, and although I got over it eventually, the school couselor and I decided that I should take medication again, as a...
    Reina01 Reina01 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2010

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    Comming Off Meds

    im unsure how to navagate this site yet. however i have posted i think. im on another abilify support page could have been that one. anyway im trying to come off abilify and some other phamacutical medications. they are hurting bad. anyway im down to 3.25 mgs of abilify and will...
    ink82901 ink82901 56-60 Sep 15, 2012

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    Please Do Not Take This Poison!

    Please please please oh please dont take this poison it will do damage i couldnt speak mo than 7 months i dont like this **** im going to sue the **** o them
    mikeogk mikeogk 18-21 May 9, 2012

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    Scared To Take Pills...

    i wil be taking my first dose of abilify in the morning. i will be taking half of 5mgs. I have had a hard time taking any medications since i had a really bad reaction to haldol. I have been taking zoloft for close to four years. and i will be taking zoloft in conjunction with...
    chelsnkor chelsnkor 18-21 Nov 16, 2011

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    On The Fence..

    I was prescribed a very low dose of abilify (2 mg) to help me with what the shrink called "junky thoughts" i am trying to use mind over matter but it's quite a struggle. i took myself off of my last meds lamictal about a year ago but i have been experiencing alot of bullshit for...
    chickenkiev chickenkiev 36-40, F 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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    Confused!!

    Okay. Here it goes. A week ago today I visited a psychiatrist for some cyclic depression and inappropriate fits of rage. I have dealt with this my entire life and I just now at 23 decided to seek treatment. Anyway, she prescribed me 2mg of Abilify and 10 mg of lexapro she told me...
    Run2bHappy Run2bHappy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Today, I got put on new medicine, once again. I feel I am not fixable ): I was on Zoloft, didnt work so i went on prozac, and now they have me on Prozac & Abilify & as need...
    imswaggyurfaggy imswaggyurfaggy 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    I can't take anything seriously these days that it's come to the point that I feel apathetic and numb to everything. My friends, my part-time job co-workers (though this makes...
    Unable2Breathe Unable2Breathe 22-25 1 Response Mar 3

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    Take me to a place where I have never been. Take me to a place where our eyes can truly meet, no matter what the world say about your serious look You will give me a broad smile...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 13 hrs ago

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    She seems a million miles away When she walks by, you don't know what to say You gonna make a move, you better make it now Don't be afraid, 'cause love will show you how You take...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I feel so frustrated sometimes. so incredibly angry and frustrated when people don't understand. they don't seem to get it. when i try to say that we don't talk as much, and he...
    n706 n706 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 5

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    So, I have a lot of issues I need to take care of. I need to drink more water and milk. Instead, I'm drinking soda 98% of the time. I probably eat more junk food than regular food...
    RhinosaurusRex RhinosaurusRex 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 13

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    I've had my shoes taken off, usually when I've fainted before. Actually, every time I've fainted, my shoes have been removed. The first time in 4th grade, I fainted at choir...
    countrygirlrachel countrygirlrachel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    yes i have when they put me in a mental hospital. i was detained. it made me feel like a criminal and not a sick person at all . it made me feel i did somethink wrong.and i was...
    furrycats furrycats 31-35 Mar 2

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    I have posed for photos taken by my ex boyfriend, and I have taken a lot of selfies. Digital photography is so much easier than the photography with film negatives and everything...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 9 Responses Mar 2

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    I hate having my picture taken by a random stranger... so I'm on my way home on the bus this guy was with his girlfriend, she was falling asleep non the wiser of his stupid stalker...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Wow, kinda cool to find this topic. Back in October 2014, I was asked by my boss and my boss' boss if I wanted to take a new position within the team. I didn't hardly hesitate at...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 5

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    This is why I never take selfies and don't like taking photos of myself. Here's the thing though, if I do take a selfie it is instantly deleted.
    Juliette19 Juliette19 18-21, F Mar 6

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    I am always taken advantage of because I am smart. People I have never even spoken to ask me for HW answers, essays, etc. Even people who bully me and are fricken rude to me do the...
    penaddict penaddict 18-21, F Mar 10

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    Haha, otherwise I would be blank black air... Silly to take pics of yourself...but really it's not what I see in the mirror, so I take a picture
    OrchidsNuBlu OrchidsNuBlu 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I do not see the point of them. I ask some one to take a photo of me if need to take a photo of myself
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 1 Response Mar 13

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    I know being in a loving relationship has it's obvious advantages, as well as apparently to do with our emotional well being and giving us a longer life span - (unless it's unhappy...
    ladyPlum ladyPlum 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    I don't dream often. but when I do----------------------I really do not dream much anymore- OK-that is that I rememebr anyway. I am too old to believe in fairy tale endings, prince...