abilify

  1. T

    Abilify and Cannabis - Cannot get high off weed any longer

    I have been taking Abilify 400mg every 3 weeks for about 6 months now. which is roughly equivalent to 20 mg per day. Three to four months into the treatment I noticed that weed no longer gives me euphoria. Marijuanna has always been pleasurable for me, but Abilify completely kills my "high". I...
  2. T

    Abilify (Aripriprazole) is a dopamine receptor partial agonist

    Aripriprazole (Abilify) is a partial agonist on 5HT1A, D2, D3, and D4 and an antagonist on 5HT2A. Abilify does not raise prolactin levels as a dopamine antagonist would cause. Abilify partially activates dopamine D2 receptors with intrinsic activity of up to 60% on postsynaptic receptors and 75%...
  3. J

    Starting a video blog as aid in recovery

    Hi! I am starting a video blog about my recovery journey through schizoaffective disorder, hoping this may not only help myself but will help others.
  4. P

    Restless leg syndrome caused by Abilify...need support!

    Hi! I am just realizing that the painful restless leg syndrome I have and the insomnia is causes are cause most likely by the Abilify I've been taking for 4 years. Would like to hear from other people as to how they are coping... And or getting off of Abilify. Does the Restless Leg Syndrome go...
  5. LexLoofer

    Abilify Side Effects

    Good morning, my name is Lex. I have depression and anxiety, as well as chronic pain. I recently (about 10 days ago) started Abilify in combination with my Cymbalta and I've noticed a couple of uncomfortable side effects. I'm incredibly weak and exhausted all the time, no matter how long I've...
  6. N

    Sugary Based Med - Abilify - Boils Condiitons/Problems (over years)

    Hi Evening Folks, Over the y ears, from dating back 2007, when first introduced to Abilify, and currently I am still on the same med, the only setback I have is, is that it contains sugar, based items such as fructose, and sucrolose, and I am sure that over the years, and not hopefully more...
  7. L

    Questioning psychiatric treatment

    Hi, I’m new to this forum Just a little background about myself. I was diagnosed with acute paranoid schizophrenia in January 2011. The hospital had put me on olanzapine, Effexor and 45 milligrams of abilify daily. Years had gone by without any symptoms so I began to question my diagnosis. In...
  8. L

    Hi! I'm New

    Hi everybody!. I wanted to come here and take a moment to introduce myself. I found this site and feel that it really helps me to know that I'm not alone in this battle of mental illness.. and to help others get through their battles as well! So a little bit about me. I am 36 years old and the...
  9. N

    Prescription from Chemist - Phone Communication (and speech) Problems

    Hi Folks, I called the chemist, to check when the Abilify solution would be ready, I had somebody a foreigner on the line, and not knowing what they were doing, reading off from the till screen wise, and gave me to believe, that the melts, were being ordered, and that wasn't the case, and...
  10. P

    New Meds? Abilify

    Hello I have been out on Abilify recently and was wondering if anyone else had been on them and how they felt. I am a student so am finding it really hard to concentrate on work and am shaking a lot. I also get mad bursts of energy and cannot stop moving or get comfortable. :) Many Thanks if...
  11. B

    Anyone taking Abilify (Aripiprazole) ?

    I recently switched over to Abilify when the Risperidone was causing drastic weight gain. Abilify causes my arms and legs to shake uncontrollably and I'm only on 5mg, taking Zopiclone to help with the severe insomnia side effect. Is anyone else experiencing the same thing or even worse? These...
  12. N

    Onset of Anxiety 2 Months After Stopping Abilify

    Hi, I was on 5-10mg of Abilify for approximately nine years. It was prescribed as an ad on to Lexapro. It seemed to work very well. After years of significant wight gain and horrible insomnia, I decided to ditch the Abilify. I tried tapering and stopping completely about 6 months ago. The...
  13. L

    Concerned I may have Schizophrenia.

    Hello all, I am new to this forum. I am not sure if I'm on the right forum but I think I have traits of Schizophrenia. The reason I think this is because I hear ringing in my ears and music sounds in the distance. My symptoms are very debilitating. My psychiatrist recently prescribed Abilify...
  14. DoctorInternet2

    My hellish experience with Abilify

    Hello everyone, I have recently been put on a low dose of Abilify or Aripriprazole and I'm not enjoying it :yuck: I find it hard to get up in the morning, I don't seem to want to do anything, just sit there. My appetite has increased, and there is a general feeling of hopelessness and I have...
  15. RawSugarFactory

    How has your experiences with drugs and therapy been?

    Hello, I'm new to this forum and failry new to trying to understand mnetal health. I've recently decided to get some help for my depersonalization and am now talking to a psychiatrist and GP from my college. It sounds like this psychiatrist thinks my conditions is more complicated than I do. I...
  16. P

    Sexual Dysfunction With Abilify

    Help, I am a male experiencing sexual dysfunction with abilify. My erection is weaker, having reduced in size by an inch and a half, and being quite soft. I have recently tapered off the medication (today is my third day off), but noticed this problem when I was on it. What could be causing this?
  17. G

    How Medications Affect Me

    It's all very confusing. I have taken Abilify 30mgs steadily for years and it made everything worse. I was under the impression that I had to take it at all costs, which is like mental slavery. When I was fifteen I may have been given a smart drug and told it was a sleeping pill by someone which...
  18. N

    Another New Batch - Abilify

    Hi Folks, Suddenly realising because of the holiday, and having just returned back, I am needing to collect my new batch of Abilify bottles, I had to have taken yesterday's dose very late on, 6pm, and on 20ml, remains of the exisiting bottles, I was having problems of heard voices...
  19. S

    Experiences with Seroquel and/or other antipsychotics?

    Wow... It's literally been over 5 years since I posted on this forum! I've been VERY stable (and blessed) for the last 5 years, and things have been great. I'm currently on Abilify and Zoloft, however the Abilify caused me to gain 30 lbs within the first 2 weeks of using it, and now my blood...
  20. P

    Overcoming concentration issues and agitation

    Hi all, I am new to the mental forums. It's very nice to be here. I hope all of you are having an excellent day. If not, I hope it will improve swiftly. I'm making this post to receive some assistance. As a consequence of taking aripiprazole (abilify), I am suffering from a lack of...