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I Take Abilify

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 18, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Dec 16, 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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    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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i took abilify for over 6 years. iv been off of it for 7 months and the weight has stayed on me if not gotten worse. i feel like that stupid drug changed my metabolism entirely...
    mynameserin mynameserin 31-35 Oct 16

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    Bipolar Type II and starting Trileptal. Have tried Abilify, Lamotrigen, Saphris, Litium, Gabapentine, Trazodone, and a long list of antidepressants without any improvements. Please...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I admit that I have just joined EP and I did so because I noticed my 15 year old daughter scanning (or is the word surfing?) through here just after I received my usual snarls and...
    beccarnmommy beccarnmommy 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm pretty laid back. I like to think I have a good sense of humor. I can laugh at myself. I don't mind being the butt of the joke, as long as it isn't cruel. And if it is, I can...
    smarmybrat smarmybrat 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I love to take pictures but a lot of my "friends" make fun of them a lot. They also have nice cameras and think their photos are so much better than mine. I think they try to make...
    nothingbutmissingyou nothingbutmissingyou 13-15, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Like you're carrying the world atop your shoulders. That's how I always felt, with friends, family, work. I somehow always blame myself when something goes wrong. I act all...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    I just started taking Zantrex 3 Fat Burner in the red bottle today and it really curbs my appetite and makes me have extra energy. So far I haven't had any side effects and was...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I take heaps like say my hair is really cool, I will take heaps of photos with it till i find one I like! (Like the pic I put In with this)
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    I hate how some people smoke or drink or do drugs eat extremely unhealthy. I know a lot of it is either their choice or something they can't control I won't judge some one by it I...
    singledaddy101 singledaddy101 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    I'm a junior at some lame high school... I get very depressed going to school everyday. The teacher's are great, nice, some are sympathetic--but I don't enjoy having things...
    ifollowthemoonlight ifollowthemoonlight 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    fly towards unknown placeno fear of winning any raceas i take off my feeti am sure i can take a lead.....................
    daphee daphee 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I have not had them taken of me! I have been the photographer taking them for more than 30 years. The term boudoir photos is relatively new, but the photos have been around almost...
    CharleyT3000 CharleyT3000 51-55, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    I went to the psychiatrist today and told them that I was showing symptoms of depression. Looks like I will start taking prozac. I have never taken medication, so I am curious as...
    onafaerieswings onafaerieswings 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I love to take pictures where i have been and love to take nature pictures also
    harrymyself harrymyself 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I have taken it and now have the correct type This Explains A lot- I Am An INFJ! Stats Rarest personality type; estimated 2% of population. Characteristics private sensitive...
    20CoolerPony 20CoolerPony 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    I'm a super shy person with a big mouth. but in the bedroom a man can only take control of me. and I like to take control of a women... I've very dominating and love when I get to...
    chinamary1 chinamary1 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    How do I STAY motivated to workout? especially since its getting colder outside in the winter months. Is it crazy to try to eat healthy in the winter when everyone is trying to...
    beccaishere89 beccaishere89 22-25, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have always taken relationships seriously. Because of this I have only been in one relationship that is my current one. We both take our relationship very seriously and we...
    ForgottenCelestria ForgottenCelestria 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't need a freaking guy to take care of me or love me, i can take care of myself and love? God is there for it ;)
    LovelyBitch1 LovelyBitch1 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    I would take a bullet for you Becuz it'd break my heart in 2 If I saw that blood stain not on me, but on you So yes it may be cheeky, And also maybe corny, But I would take that...
    JazLife21 JazLife21 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I take a long time to fall for a man.I take a long time to stop loving a man.
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 5 Responses 16 hrs ago