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Ellie 1
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   Posted 1/4/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I've mentioned this to my Pdoc at a previous appointment and was told it was just a side effect.  No big deal.  Still, this is making me crazy.  It goes away for days at a time and then returns to torment me for a day or two.  It isn't obvious, nothing so severe that someone else would notice it, just annoying.  VERY annoying.
I've been told this is a fairly common side effect with some of the aaps.  Abilify being a major culprit.  I've been on 20 mg of the stuff for quite some time now.  I'm mostly pleased with the results, just bothered by this eye thing.
Has anyone else had problems with this?  Any ideas on how to make it stop?
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
 
You just have to accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 
 


Green Lantern
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   Posted 1/4/2008 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
I am on abilify (30mg) and have the same issue.  It's not a huge deal, but I feel odd when talking to people and I can feel it start twitching.  I don't have an answer for how to stop it.  It's a small price to pay for the good abilify has done for me.  Good luck to you.
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loving frustrated wife
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   Posted 1/4/2008 11:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, I am going to make a suggestion...I HAVE NO IDEA IF IT WILL WORK! So, you can try and report. I have always believed that a hot/warm moist compress (take a wash cloth saturate it with hot water - then ring it out well) for 5 minutes on the eyes, followed by the cool compress of one of those gel eye masks you can refrigerate have been helpful for the spasms of headaches. When a bad one hits, I can go back and forth for a half hour or so, and it seems to help me. They say that it is excellent for circulation and stimulation. SO...my idea would be to try this when it happens, and see if it doesn't calm it down. Perhaps just the hot/warm for 5 and the cool for 5 once would be enough to ease it for several hours at a time perhaps? Good luck, and if nothing else, it sure feels good! LFW

Ellie 1
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   Posted 1/5/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
It sure can't hurt, I'll give it a try. Thanks.
Good judgement comes from experience and alot of that comes from bad judgement.
 
You just have to accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. 
 


afrielllc
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   Posted 1/11/2008 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I would like to know if someone has a solution to this problem also.

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Post Edited By Moderator (serafena) : 1/11/2008 7:59:01 PM (GMT-7)


serafena
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   Posted 1/11/2008 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi afrielllc,

Welcome to the board, we're glad to have you. Tell us a bit more about yourself. Hit the "New Topic" button and introduce yourself.

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It is a melancholy of mine own, compounded of many simples, extracted from many objects, and indeed the sundry contemplation of my travels, in which my often rumination wraps me in a most humorous sadness. -- William Shakespeare

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