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Alcohol anaesthetised PTSD...

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..then when I stopped drinking immediately without medical help, I slipped into psychosis, unbeknownst to me. I would have rages beyond control and this lasted for 2 years until I was finally hospitalised. Now, I still don't drink but I don't have much of a life left and I'm traumatised that I lost my home, my stability. I am trying to piece my life back together, first by accepting that I got ill, the fact that I have to take medication, the fact that my immediate situation has no quick fix. I could have/should have/would have gone into rehab had I known only drinking beer for cheer was not "only drinking beer for cheer" - I was not against the idea and I went to see a doctor at the time, as well as joining an infamous self-help group that I thought was officially helpful, as opposed to using the word "God" to be the answer to everything. I had nothing against the word "God", or thinking laterally about healing but I really needed expert help.
I take Abilify now - has anybody else taken Abilify for PTSD and does it work long-term?
 
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I hope you are feeling better now. No I've never taken Abilify. :hug: :hug:
 
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I hope you are feeling better now. No I've never taken Abilify. :hug: :hug:
Thank you for the hugs. The Abilify works, I'm just in shock, grief-stricken, a state of disbelief and a shell of my former self before all this happened. I don't have the rage anymore - that is the Abilify working, I guess that is better.
 
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Hi,
I take aripipazole I had rage and it helps, I have psychosis. I'm glad it helps you.
Hope you heal very soon.
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Hi,
I take aripipazole I had rage and it helps, I have psychosis. I'm glad it helps you.
Hope you heal very soon.
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Thank you, Mayflower7. All these diagnoses - blurred lines - PTSD, psychosis, Bipolar - I had both PTSD and psychosis and it all started after a sudden, abrupt break with drinking strong beer (it seemed like the depression was so linked to the alcohol over a couple of decades of beer for cheer). I am reluctant to accept the other diagnoses (Bipolar, Schizoeffective etc) as the episodes with psychosis only happened when I stopped drinking. Either way, I think the medication works for Bipolar and PTSD, so it doesn't really matter what the psychiatric name is, in this/my case. I have no need for anything else, like Lithium which the doctors were trying to push on me (really trying to push on me). Anyway, so far, so okay with Abilify on its own...
 
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