i started abilify a couple weeks ago and it's been ok. not hyper at all actually i was having a lot of dilusions and hallucinations x10 for the first 48 hours and then it subsided. now it's almost like it's worn off all effects and i'm back to the way i was. i'm all manic now. i'm starting lamictal today. i'll see how the 2 are together.
the doc was saying something about having me on depekote also. i don't know if that's right tho. i see him on friday. my neuro put me on the lamictal for migraines when she found out i was bipolar 1 and the topamax wasn't kicking them all the way out.
it's nerve wracking starting new drugs isn't it? don't know what to expect. i always have weird reactions right away that seem to subside when i start on any kind of mood or depression drugs. We'll see....
Good luck to you and keep us posted.
Bipolar 1 Disorder w/Psychosis -Rapid Cycle
Crohn's Disease Dx'ed in '02 - Currently in Remission
Doctors are debating on changing my diagnosis to Schizoaffective Disorder Bipolar type - still undetermined.
Sustenex 1 per day
Crohn's drugs I've tried: Remicade (put me into remission), Entocort, Immuran, Prednisone & Questran powder.
Bowel Resection: 2002
Fistula surgery: 2003