BP brings new meaning to Life's Little Ups and Downs
Hi, Corey Jon!
Ellie and Arenace are right, so far it's excellent for mood. But the side effects ohhhhhhh. Thing is, if you hang in there, they will subside. I actually quit it after the first day, becuase when I got up I threw my guts up and it lasted all day. But, when I saw it work for Ellie and Arenace (Sandra) so well, I decided to give it another go. This time, no nausea but felt like the flu, had fever and ached all over, but it only lasted a day, no biggie. The main deal like Ellie said was having to force feed yourself, that lasted for ME about 2 weeks, now I just eat a little bit at a time, you know, REASONABLE portions like we're supposed to? I think that's an excellent side effect! *wink*. No weight gain side effect either. It doesn't make you sleep like Seroquel and the other antipsychotics, but it is one. I still take two mood stabilizers and Seroquel and Klonopin, my mania is hard to control, but the blah mood improved drastically with Abilify. Many people do extremely well with it alone. Give it the usual 2 weeks, maybe less for you, everybody is very different, you know. I bet you feel at least some better. What else do you take? What mg Abilify have you started on? Lowest is 5mg and highest is 30mg, I believe, either 25 or 30 I don't remember.
Hmmm, well just goes to show ya everybody's different! We ALL know SSRIs kill of sexual desire and response (another reason SSRI=bad, hehe), but are you saying that Abilify reversed that little problem??????? If so, YAY! If that's not what you're saying, then what, it was kind of unclear. The increased appetite I understood.
Oh, and I was wired at first, too. Still have to take Seroquel and Klonopin to sleep, you may need to talk to your doc about something else for sleep, too.
Well, since it reversed CONGRATS! Yay! I'm sure your wife IS happy!
We're all backwards. I can't sleep on Seroquel alone, don't feel bad I have to take Trileptal and Klonopin, too and still have trouble. Geez! You're lucky you're sleeping!
Yeah, I'm pretty loaded, lol. Here is my schedule:
3:00 P.M. Wellbutrin 200mg
Abilify 15 mg
Whew! What are you on now?
Xanex 0.5 up to three times a day. Especially for sleep. I will wake up on and off all night with nightmares if I don't take this.
And a vitamin called Deplin. Have you heard of it? So far I have only used Deplin samples because it supposed to be so expensive and I think he will eventually take me off of them.
Same for me. I had the adgitation and shakes, which they gave me some other med for. It helped a lot for me but when they gave me respridone it was like the hand of god coming down and getting my mind right. Been on that almost 2 years and have been THRILLED with the effects. No shakes or adgiation, however hair loss and weight gain (darn why couldnt they be reversed) have been a minor issue.