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I Take Abilify

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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...
    chickenkiev chickenkiev 36-40, F 2 Responses May 22, 2012

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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...
    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...
    ashleyg0770 ashleyg0770 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Prescribed Abilify. What Was It Like For You? Do You Recommend It? - I was involuntarily hospitalized for S.I and I am *very* reluctant to take the medication. I've looked at the...
    ae0987 ae0987 13-15 Apr 30, 2012

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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...
    Weigela Weigela 66-70 Aug 11, 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...
    ink82901 ink82901 56-60 Sep 17, 2012

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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...
    keejstewart keejstewart 66-70 Nov 3, 2011

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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...
    mariaurquiaga mariaurquiaga 51-55 Sep 11, 2011

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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...
    nitid nitid 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2010

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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...
    smorrow2012 smorrow2012 18-21, F Dec 16, 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...
    sross9 sross9 18-21, F Nov 3, 2013

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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...
    Run2bHappy Run2bHappy 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2012

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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...
    ink82901 ink82901 56-60 3 Responses Sep 19, 2012

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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...
    alexahatesyou alexahatesyou 16-17, F Mar 20

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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...
    Reina01 Reina01 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6, 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...
    spacehyena spacehyena 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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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...
    dolphinkikki14 dolphinkikki14 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 14, 2011

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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...
    chelsnkor chelsnkor 18-21 Nov 16, 2011

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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...
    Reina01 Reina01 18-21, F 10 Responses May 1, 2009

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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...
    tourettesmom tourettesmom 36-40 Apr 4, 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...
    More4x More4x 31-35 2 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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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...
    DrScoutFinch DrScoutFinch 26-30 3 Responses Jun 12, 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...
    mikeogk mikeogk 18-21 1 Response May 9, 2012

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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...
    SlowAutumnWind SlowAutumnWind 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 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...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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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...
    ink82901 ink82901 56-60 Sep 15, 2012

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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...
    alisabella alisabella 18-21 Dec 23, 2010

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    It helps me sleep really well if I take it and get in bed, but most of the time I get distracted and then realize 45 minutes later, "Whoa, I feel stoned." And then I wake up the...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I went to Mexico this summer and I was walking around this beautiful church. There's had to be like 100 stands at least, of people selling there things around the church. I ended...
    Live5772 Live5772 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    You Can Thank My Sister For That!! When we were young my sister had a thing for taking pictures of me. I don't mean nice ones either. She would hide in different places, under...
    maqeurious maqeurious 31-35, F Mar 30

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    Medication abuses who you are as a person, especially depression meds. Sometimes, I wonder what I would be like if I hadnt started to take them in the first place, would I be...
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    I'm SO embarrassed. So what happened was that I won intern of the month. I am not one to be center of attention, so when they called my name, I literally said, "F--K." I didn't...
    BlueIce612 BlueIce612 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm so lost, my therapist and psych say I won't feel better until I take them regularly, but my family and boyfriend make me feel Like a criminal just for doing what the doctors...
    elizabethmary21 elizabethmary21 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Your Existing Situation Works well with others. Needs personal relationships which are understanding and relatively conflict-free. Your Stress Sources "Not a team player and is...
    DoubleyouX DoubleyouX 22-25 5 days ago

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    I was attempting to stop taking them but it's 2am... Oh the struggle... To take them or to not take them? Such a predicament.
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    CodeNameNevermore CodeNameNevermore 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    My doctor recommended me to take 2 Benadryl pills every night before bed for two weeks to get my sleeping pattern back! On 14th day I woke up my face swollen like someone had...
    WhoIsLiz WhoIsLiz 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    They also take me way too seriously.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Call me old fashioned, but if you aren't going to take your relationship seriously, why are you In a relationship. It unnecessarily breaks hearts, and destroys the trust people...
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F Mar 21

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    My mum is always like "Go get a job and stop being lazy and make your own money" even though she knows nowhere will take people my age unless its volunteer work and they don't have...
    KaydieKay KaydieKay 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I've always wanted to go out and take a jog or walk like 5AM but my sleeping habit change. I sleep between 2-3am because of all the stress I've had between my irresponsible partner...
    chinab3280 chinab3280 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I take Zzz quil and in sore that it is making me sick in other ways. So I will deal with the lack if sleep and read more. FML
    Zeita75 Zeita75 36-40, F Mar 23

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