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Abilify Reviews

## I just started Abilify 2 months ago... what a trip it's been! At the beginning I started to hear voices, luckily they were my son and husband. (I called my shrink, no return call.) Then when I took a nap, I could hear them, I talked to them and saw them if I woke up quick. (I called my shrink, no return call.) I can't remember the easiest words during a conversation, and have to describe it. You know that round thing on your car that can pop, yeah tire! .... I'm calling to make an appointment to get my husband's, uh,um, TOOTH, ya, tooth pulled...as I am speaking with the Oral Surgeon's office. (Called my shrink, no return call.) Well this past weekend I was exausted. My husband, son's girlfriend and I took an hour drive to get some "new to us" furnitur...

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Abilify and headaches

Abilify has helped my depression but it has given me bad headaches on my left side. Not sure if I should keep taking it. I think I’ll cut it down and try that first. It does have a lot of side effects and affects my feelings of irritability. I have chronic migraines that are very severe on my right side along with my TMJ where I’ve had joint replacement. I would like to know what others have been dealing with while taking Abilify. ## While a headache can be a side effect of many medications, you should always inform your doctor to be sure that's all it is, for your own safety. The FDA lists other side effects of Abilify as possibly including nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, and vision changes. What other ones have you been experiencing? Ref: Abilify Information How long h...

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Abilify and Chronic Pain Relief

Hello, Has anyone experienced a relief in chronic pain while on Abilify. I am convinced it is this medication that relieved my chronic neck pain. This has given me the idea it might help my mother who is on a daily dose of morphine. I want to bring this up to her Dr but don't want to sound crazy. What do you think? Is it possible? ## Hello, Mila! How are you and your mom? It is not a recognized effect of Abilify, so such use hasn't been approved, but yes, it is possible. Most psychiatric medications have been shown to have an affect on some types of pain. I can't say whether or not it will help your mother, that depends on what is causing her pain, however, there is a chance it could help. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I think I'm going to mention it to h...

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Can Abilify cause anxiety?

I was on effexor and wellbutrin for depression for many years. It stopped working so the doctor gave me 5mg abilify to take with the wellbutrin instead of the Effexor. The abilify worked very well for depression, but caused anxiety ( which I never had before) I stayed on it for 6 to 8 weeks anyway - dealing with the anxiety because the depression was gone. The anxiety was very very difficult to deal with and finally I couldn't take it anymore and had to stop taking it. I weaned off it and the anxiety went away EXCEPT NOT ALL OF IT. Now I have a new problem that wont go away and I am so scared and frustrated When I go to sleep I have bad dreams or dreams that cause anxiety. I wake up from the dream - still remembering some of it. Than within a second or two I am hit with a wave of an...

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Abilify withdrawal

I was on 10mg of Abilify for at least 5 years as an add-on to my anti-depressant for my major depressive disorder, on top of my bulimia and anxiety. I went down to 5mg in the last year I was on it. I had no idea it had such bad physical withdrawal effects. My old doctor told me to wean off of it last year when I decided I didn't need it anymore, but did not give me any sort any sort of percentage or schedule. I got terribly sick about a month and a half after I weaned off of it for only 2 weeks and didn't even make the connection right away. So I've been taking 2.5mg every 35-45days for the past year... basically every time I get sick. Now I have terrible joint pain, which I thought was arthritis (I'm only 36 years old) and I just went to an orthopedist and she found no ...

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abilify and teens

My 13 yr old son has just been prescribed Abilify and I need to know if anyone has experience with their teen being on this. ## My son was on Abilify for about a year. He did really well on it except that he gained almost 50lbs. It helped him focus and concentrate but made hiim extremely hungry to the point that he was getting up in the middle of the night and gorging himself on food. ## My son took Abilify for about 2 years, ages 14-16, was not approved by the FDA for him at the time. He began taking it after an episode of waking me in the middle of the night telling me that satan told him to kill himself. He was blank and lacked emotion while he was taking it (which was reported to the mental health provider), but no weight gain. He truly lost his personality and sense of humor. He ha...

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Abilify almost killed me but then I was saved!

I took abilify after going into the mental hospital for 3 or 4 days. When I got out I took the pills until I noticed shortness of breath, extreme body aches, etc.. but I soon heard voices and depression again. I went back in to the hospital and came out with the shot. I thought I had covid when the side effects came on the first time and stopped. I realized it was the abilify when they returned double time! I was blowing stop lights without any clue. Just mindless. I tripped going up and down steps. I was out of breath and worn out VERY EASILY! I EVEN THOUGHT I WAS HAVING A STROKE several times during the month after injection. When it came time for another shot I said HELL NO!!!! This is where it gets sad! After I turned down the second shot, about a week later I noticed a change. I wa...

Does a child need Abilify 5 Mg, Bupropion 75mg, and Chlorpromazine 25mg for Bipolar and ADHD?

My foster child is on Ability 5 mg, Bupropion 75 mg, Chlorpromazine 25mg 3 times per day for bipolar and ADHD. Does he need these meds that seem to do the same thing? I have the sense since he has been with me that he does not have anger problems any more than any other 11 year old child. He did tell me that he used anger to get away from the home he was in because he was being beaten by an older child. I will admit he may be adhd but bipolar you can't make me believe. ## I'd suggest discussing it with his doctor and/or getting a second opinion. It is an unfortunate fact that many children end up over medicated and many doctors don't review what the child is taking and just leave them on them, rather than do a review and see if it is needed any longer. Have you talked to any...

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Abilify Tapering Off

My son safely tapered off Abilify. His last dose was Saturday July 4th. Curious how long the drug remains in his system. And, once it's completely gone from his blood stream, will there be any withdrawal symptoms I need to watch for? He is non verbal, profoundly disabled, otherwise I would ask him if he is feeling any withdrawals. Thanks! ## By now the drug is certainly out of his system, as I know this reply is late from when you last posted. But regarding your concerns on withdrawal symptoms I would try to watch specifically for any signs of depression, irritability, and other mood-related changes of that nature. Tapering the dose down as he did, should've lessened the possibility of any severe withdrawal symptoms. However, because everyone responds to these medications differ...

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Abilify for children

My son has just been put on Abilify for bipolar - He is 5yrs old... Does anyone have any advice or experience with children on this medication? ## Well, I am not sure how crazy I am about a child that young using it, it has not been evaluated for safety and efficacy in children under 18 yet. Here's the page with the info: Ablify Info Click Here ## My son has been on abilify for a little over a month and has been placed on this med for depression My son has also been diagnosed with add. Thus far its worked great hes no longer withdrawn, he can focus more and attentive and most of all he's happy it seems as though we may not need the add medicine. I feel as though you wont know if a med works until you try it and if we do start seeing side effects then he will have to stop taking ...

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drug identifyer

long white pill numbers sp39 on it ## I found some medication and cannot identify what it is. I believe it is Abilify. Small, rectangular and has the markings A-00B, 10. Could you please help me? Thank you! Douglas Booker ## IS THERE A VICODAN L373 ## That tablet with the SP 39 marking manufactured by Reese Pharmaceutical Company and they list it as containing 400mgs of Guaifenesin, which is an expectorant. NDC code: 10956-0788 The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, and dry mouth. Douglas that is correct, it is a 10mg Abilify tablet, which is an atypical antipsychotic. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, sedation, mood changes, and weight changes. NDC code: 59148-0008 It is manufactured by O...

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abilify 10mg

depression ## Abilify (10 mg), also known as Aripiprazole is an atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. To view a detailed description about this drug, please refer to the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## I am always thinking deeper and deeper into unecessary things.These are not obsessive thoughts as per my knowledge. I keep being engrossed in finding solutions for everyday problems that we see around us. And please believe me, they are good solutions. My wife has clearly noticed this. But Problem is, I don't or can't stick to one thing. I am undeceive. And overcautious of many things. I have a lurking feeling of bein...

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Abilify With Pristiq For Depression

taking 2 mg of Ability with 100mg Pristiq for severe depression, with weight gain and fatigue now. On this med for 1-1/2 years, not happy with side-effects. Took prozac, cymbalta, and others a they ran their course. Depression better, but not happy with weight gain and tiredness. any other options available now?? Thank You- ## Pretty much all the medications used to treat such conditions can cause weight gain as side effects. Have you discussed the issue with your doctor? The only thing you might be able to do is up your exercise and cut down on your calorie and fat intake. ## Sandy I am also on 2mg. of ability, and 100 mg of pristiq, and am gaining weight, but depression is so much better, and doing more now, talking to people, and ect. So I will try to just control what I eat, so hung...

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Coming off of 10 mg of abilify

I'm taking 10 mg of abilify and have been for 2 years- I would like to come off-think it's an ok decision as things are stable in my life - just not sure how to do it ..I'm also worried about the effects of this drug ## Hello, Abili! How are you? The best thing to do would be to consult your doctor, so they can help you set up a proper tapering schedule. If you just suddenly stop taking it, without tapering, it may cause some withdrawal effects, which the FDA lists as possibly including nausea, fever, chills, diarrhea, rebound depression and rebound anxiety. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I've been taking 10mg of Abilify for about three years. It's combined with lexapro. I've had enough of it as I feel I don't need it anymore. I've been learni...

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a009 15

small, round, yellow ## I believe that is Abilify, 15 mg Abilify is an antipsychotic that is used for MANY different things. It is used for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder but is also prescribed for other things like behavior problems associated with dementia and treatment-resistant depression. I have also seen it prescribed in people who have chronic nerve pain. ## KT is correct, and more information on this tablet can be viewed by clicking this NDC code 59148-0009. The FDA warns that it may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, dry mouth, mood changes, headache, and weight changes. Is there anything else I can help with?

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afraid to try

Hi ,i take Cymbalta and Wellbutrin . i would say for the last 2 yrs all they have done for me was keep me from crying all the time, i am still always sad,have to force myself to do anything that i dont have to do. The dr gave me 5mg Abilify a week ago and i still have not taken one because of all the scary side affects .Idont know what to do. Iam so tired of living my life like this but i am to paranoid to try new meds. ## I am so very sorry about what you are going through. What side effects do you find so scary? Maybe we can address those and help you more. In most cases, very few people experience any serious side effects, the only reason you read so much about them on a site like this is due to the fact that the larger percentage of people that are taking it without a problem have n...

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Abilify makes me too hyper or too calm

I was given Prozac for depression by my PTP but this sent me to the ER on the 4th day. I woke up vomiting, with dizziness, my legs were so weak, I had a cold and hot rush, and the worst head ache. After fluids, morphine, labs and a CT scan I was sent home and was told I had a stomach flu (smh). My psychiatrist said it was a violent reaction to Prozac. He also said my PTP shouldn't have prescribed an anti depressant. I was very paranoid and I've had really low moods followed by extreme energy and insomnia among other things. He prescribed Abilify a few days ago. First day, I had no effects. I was on the edge, paranoid and even had a huge argument with a complete stranger. That night I couldn't sleep, I felt so anxious and my heart felt like it would beat too fast. I was panic...

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Abilify and Parkinsons

My mother has Parkinson's (we think) was on Sinimet and Carbadopaleva and they took her off of that and now put her on Abilify and Ultram and now she can't talk suddenly and cries and is suicidal. For 3 years we have felt she's been overdrugged. Her mind is OK until they pump more drugs in her. ## Low Dose Abilify increases dopamine and increases mood. High dose abilify blocks dopamine. It sounds like the doctor needs to reconsider the dose ASAP. See Below: How Abilify works: Burris KD, Molski TF, Xu C, Ryan E, Tottori K, Kikuchi T, Yocca FD, Molinoff PB.
Aripiprazole, a novel antipsychotic, is a high-affinity partial agonist at human dopamine D2 receptors.
J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2002 Jul;302(1):381-9
Aripiprazole is the first next-generation atyp...

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fainting with abilify and cyproheptadine or remeron and cyproheptadine

Would the combination of either of these medications cause fainting? I now take 5 mg of Abilify per day. I took my last pill of 100 mg fluconazole on yesterday ; also took a 3.50mg of remeron last night.. This morning I stared the 4mg of cyproheptadine. by the afternoon I fainted. I have not been eating as I should. I am very concerned now. I am now taken off of remeron, but will continue the Abilify and Cyproheptadine. ## Hi, Keanna! Sorry that you fainted. If you haven't been eating properly, that's the culprit you should probably look at first. If you're not eating properly and taking medications, especially the Abilify, which is a very strong one, then it tends to cause more pronounced side effects. Only your doctor can check you over and tell you for sure what has cause...

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Urine Test Positive for Benzo

My son is taking trazadone, abilify, hydroxizine and suboxone... now his pee test is positive for benzo. What meds could have caused this? ## trazodone may come up as a benzo ## Ummmm.. your son is taking benzos ...Why does there have to be another reason

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