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I Take Abilify

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Which is quite strange since when our shared mother whom I normally ADORE was pregnant with him and I was 5 I REFUSED to even hug her! But recently he was with me in the capital...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M a week ago

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    I'm kind of sick of all these pills, to be honest. Doctors have been force feeding me pills since I was 15 years old. I have to keep a running list of all the psychiatric...
    showusyoursouls showusyoursouls 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Willy52yt Willy52yt 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I've had a day to think about it. And the more I think about it, the sicker I feel. I feel like sharing it here will help. That's all I can hope for at least. Last night I was...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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     I like to take pictures of pretty much everything. I wish I had a good camera to take good pictures and really set my own settings, but at the moment I take pictures with my...
    RichardAndon RichardAndon 22-25, M Sep 1

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    So if you red my depression experience then you already know I take Lexapro. Lexapro is an anti depressant pill that I was prescribed from my psychiatrist. So, I'm feeling horrible...
    foreverisabella foreverisabella 13-15, F Sep 6

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    people who own animals but dont take the time to meet their needs are awful. thats another life right there and its just as important as yours now take care of it. why are you...
    griefseed griefseed 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    I used to take Prozac and Zoloft in 2008 and felt more suicidal so I just stopped. I just take medication for my anxiety and other things.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Aug 23

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    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I will help him out later...guys wanna take selfie? "Guys need a help here" Me:but first lets take a selfie.. Say cheese! :D
    meokeju meokeju 22-25, F Aug 29

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    I want to take a break.. from technology. Other than music and you know, the occasional tv and phone calls/messages, and the occasional youtube (shh I need my pewdiepie), I want to...
    mournwiththemoonandthestars mournwiththemoonandthestars 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    i like to take pics. id love to take pics if a girl is beautiful like you...
    berealistic811 berealistic811 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    A few years ago, even being as young as I am, I noticed a correlation in my life. I began to in my mind see, that bad things would happen to my family and loved ones while I was...
    NothingSpecialJustMe421 NothingSpecialJustMe421 16-17, F Sep 3

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    i hate taking pills and i take about 6 i can not swallow big pills so i have cut them in half anyway i take 6 pills 1 in the morning for polycystic ovaries, 2 at lunch which is...
    catsrule5678 catsrule5678 16-17, F Sep 4

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    OMG My left!! DO NOT take a picture of me from my left!! My right is the good side. And I'll take a 100 selfies before i get the perfect one and save it. Some of us were just not...
    tantra95 tantra95 18-21, F Sep 5

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    If I were to die today I don't know what would become of my family. They would surely make it financially, but would they ever cook, clean, or tend to the home in any way. I am...
    rrainfall rrainfall 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I don't like having my picture taken. I don't like smiling because I hate my smile both forced and non-forced. I don't like getting my picture taken.
    jm4life jm4life 16-17, M Sep 9

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    I don't like to take pictures..... I love to take pictures!!!!! Beauty is everywhere! All you have to do is look for it!
    captainrum captainrum 46-50, M Sep 12

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    My friend's brother has orchestrated the divorce of his elderly parents for his own financial gain. The parents are elderly and the mother has beginnings of dementia. The brother...
    crede800 crede800 51-55 4 days ago

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    I take pictures of places I been but I want to be in it. Nobody like taking pictures of me next to the place. I always want to take silly pictures of where I been with me in it
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I'm a **** haha i love to take pictures, selfies, underwear pics, bulge pics naked pics its all good to me. Oddly though im not keen on otehr people taking my picture haha
    surfdas surfdas 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Music and concert photography has always been my passion. I have an extensive portfolio of live music photography and have had my work published on several album covers and jackets...
    Unluckycharmed Unluckycharmed 46-50, M Aug 20

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