Yes it helped me to stop talking to myself when I was alone, I only think things now. My psychologist described it as when we get obsessive thinking, the brain can only handle so much, hence, we start talking outloud to handle all of the thoughts going in and out of our heads. The abilify is suppose to stop the obsessive thinking, therefore, we quit talking out loud. I have done it for such a long time, it is a relief when I don't do it. I even got teased at a bead shop that I use to go into. They would say "just because she is talking doesn't mean she is ready to check out" I guess that everybody noticed it. My sister said that I should just get a headset and people woould think I was on a phone or something.LOL...
It is such a relief to stop talking out loud like that. It use to irritate my first husband. He thought that I was talking about
him. I had the problem for many years. And believe me the medication helped. Before I took abilify, I tried risperdol. It made me gain weight so I went on the abilify to try and stop that. It helps me not to worry about
things that I can't control. And helps me sleep at night because I think so much. You will be happy to get a break from it.
My big problem was if I got angry, I couldn't let go of the thought. Then it would snowball. So that helps there too.
I hope that it works for you like it works for me. Does make me wonder if I was a little bipolar though. Maybe, but I didn't have the manic side. Always tired. No bursts of energy. Though the thinking was kind of that way.
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