not me, personally, but i'm sure there are people (many people) that have problems with abilify.
its a pharmaceutical, that should answer your question.
Abilify can help alot of people i however was not one of them i got headaches and it jacked up my blood pressure all the time and being a diabetic that was not a good thing
were you prescribed it? I was recently prescribed zoloft and I am terrified to take it...funny huh? it was prescribed for panic disorder..but Im too scared to take it to see if it works..
I would reccomend NOT looking it up in the internet, and try to trust your doctor. If it reacts badly, you can get soemthing different. No one else's expirence will be the same as yours. Good luck.
Thanks. Yeah iv been on it for a week and i feel terrible, nose bleeds, insomnia, dizziness, twitching and cant eat. Its given me loads of negative thoughts. Think its prob worthwhile phoning my psychiatrist on mon.
Phone your Doc asap. Those kinds of side effects are NOT to be tolerated. I hate abilify for what it's done to some dear friends. It's also extremely difficult to get off of if you use it long term, with debilitating side effects.
Your doc needs to come clean about side effects and the difficulty of weaning off meds when you need to change from one to another. There are a whole boatload of red flag meds when people have to wean off one to go to another. It's utter and complete hell.
Make sure you ask him lots of questions and get answers. If he doesn't have answers up front, make him look for them and get back to you. This is YOUR body, not his. You have the right to protect it.
Sending best for speedy feeling better.
Hang in there girl and DO phone your doctor or have him paged, that sounds hard to deal with. My most positive thoughts are with you!
Please dont wait till mon. I hope you feel better SOON!!!
Hi Bipolar Girl,
You are experiencing multiple side effects that are ALL severe.
Please contact your doctor right away and ask to be switched to something else.
There are all kinds of drug combos that are effective for bipolar. The trick is finding the cocktail that works for YOU!
Goood luck, MM
They usually prescribe abilify along with some other antidepressant - not alone. Those side effects are awful and you shoud get to the doctor right away. But I have never found any prescription antidepressant that works for me - the only things that work for me are meditation, mild herbal teas, and HubPages.
Thanks for all the replys, im curently on cetalopram (an anti depressant) and 600mg of lithium. Im not due to see my doctor for anoter 3months so i think i'll give hima call x
Thanks to everyone who replied to my query about abilify, i seen my doctor on mon after experiencing chest pains and feeling like my throat was closing over and it seems i am allergic to the drug. I've been put back on Olanzapene alongside orlistat to help prevent any weight gain.
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