Lamictal or Abilify

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red lightening
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm on both right now but I'm thinking of asking pdoc to take me off
Abilify because it makes me want to eat and I feel dysphoric much of the time...
not truly depressed but not energetic either.

Is Lamictal a happier drug than Abilify?

I'm also on Celexa.

Thanks for your input.

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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I think Lamictal is a "happier" drug than Abilify. But it is one that works for me, so I am biased. Weight gain is not so much of a problem. I had dysphoria on abilify along with a bunch of other nasty side effects. Lamictal helps more with depression than with mania - so by definition, it's "happier."

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red lightening
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   Posted 7/18/2010 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks I intuitively felt that but wasn't sure. It's always good to check
other's experiences. Appreciate the reply!!!
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