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Abilify please help/advice

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sorry to open a new topic again...
have been told to stop setraline and start abilify.
what are peoples experiences? im quite terrified of it to be honest, specifically the weight gain and sickness.
i am also not sure i should be taking it as i dont think im psychotic, they just say i am? i dont see things.
please help, if i do take it, what time should i do that best, morning/evening?
 
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Hi,
I'm on sertraline and abilfy, I take them both at night.
The abilify makes me tired, I'm on 30mg
No weight gain or sickness though
Hope this helps x
 
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Thank you that does help. I'm starting with 5 then increasing to 10 next week. Stopping sertraline altogether though.
I will start taking it tonight.
Thanks for your help.
 
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can a blood test show whether you are taking it does it show?
 
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is it normal to feel extremely angry/agitated/restless on abilify and also to nearly fall asleep after taking it?
 
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I've never felt angry or agitated, but it does make me very sleepy
 
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I have been on this combined with depakote and they were actually my favourite combination of meds. I can't remember the beginning but once I had been on them a while I remember not being aware of any side effects but them working really well. Might have to give it some time. But I also ask doctor or cpn about side effects just to be sure.
 
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don't worry about weight gain too much its the least weight gainy of all the anti phycotics
its just trial and error if you don't like it report back to your psychiatrist and try something else.
 
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thanks i have tried risperidon and haloperidol in the past but neither were effective. risperidon a bit but the side effects to severe...
 
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I take Seroquel, it is sedating it knocks me to sleep for 12 hours but that's ok with me.
its the best one for me you just need to try some out and see which ones are the best for you goodluck:)
 
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I have tried abilify, I felt dizzy and my vision was blurred
 
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sorry to bump this topic op again
but did anyone taking abilify feel like their body felt really weird? just generally, i cant stand very long and i feel very restless. i can't describe it much other than everything feels weird
is that just me?
 
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