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Another fun side effect of Aripriprazole

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Hi all,

Sorry to bother again but with Aripriprazole I am finding my thoughts are going at like a million miles an hour, never shutting off.

Almost like, what about this idea, what about that idea, what about another idea constantly.

I acted on one idea and it just cost me 3 days, where I was just writing my business plan totally obessessed with the plan.

Just managed to shut it off now.

Using promethazine to slow me down.
 
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Have you told your CPN or psychiatrist.

When i started aripiprazole, i had to be admitted as the start up can be very difficult. They gave me Diazepam for the first 10 days. I developed akathisia though and it did not go away, so had to come off and go back on Olanzapine.

It is possible, if you have mania, it is not strong enough/yet. It would be good to ask for some help if you can. Can you call anyone tomorrow?
 
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Will speak to CPN tomorrow, thanks for the advice!
 
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I'm on it and had no problems and I am diagnosed bipolar so things usually do speed me up. I think you need to urgently talk to your MH team about this - it isn't normal to react this way. But meds are different for all of us
 
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Spoke to mental health, they said that it was to do with outside stresses rather than the medication ¬.¬ so basically put up with the new meds.
 
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Have you told your CPN or psychiatrist.

When i started aripiprazole, i had to be admitted as the start up can be very difficult. They gave me Diazepam for the first 10 days. I developed akathisia though and it did not go away, so had to come off and go back on Olanzapine.

It is possible, if you have mania, it is not strong enough/yet. It would be good to ask for some help if you can. Can you call anyone tomorrow?
this is what i wanted to discuss. EPS like akathisia can be irreversible, even if you stop taking the med. aripiprazole has a high risk of EPS vs Seroquel and olanzapine which have the lowest risk
 
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I had that too when I started on aripiprazole.

It's alright now.
 
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"A- rip- ip- ra- zo- le" sounds like a Spanish cheer.
 
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Restlessness has subsided now, sex drive has shot up to a mad level lolol
 
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how long did it take for restlessness to subside?
 
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