Abilify and celexa

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I;m on 2mg of Abilify and I love it but maybe you need another med with it, perhaps an antidepressant? Usually those of us with Bipolar disoder are on more than one medication. It's a matter of finding the right combination.I would get nack on the phone to the doc and tell him/her what's going on. They may change the meds alltogether. Don't get frustrated, it's part of the process, believe me I've been on everything all with no effect or bad side effects. Have you tried Lamictal?
Are you saying you were put on Abilify before you were put on Celexa? Because if you've only been on Celexa a few days, Abilify wouldn't be appropriate. It's only a last resort medication because of its side effect profile and because it isn't known to work by itself, only in combination with another med. If, for example, you have depression, and you're on medication and its helping but not quite enough and you've tried everything else, that's what Abilify is for.
hi ncgoddess, I've been on celexa for 2 years and have not gained a pound, I mesure 5foot 1 and weigh 102 and i eat just as much as I always had.
I am currently taking 4 1mg xanax's a day, 80 mg of celexa, 150 mg of welbutrin sr, 30 mg of abilify, and 1 mg of requip. I would like to be able to go out with my friends and be able to have a few drinks for my birthday but I'm scared of the interaction with all this medication and alcohol. What could possibly be the side effects of mixing all of these.
I have also taken Abilify, but never with Lexapro. I took Abilify with Pristiq. I took the Abilify for about 4 months, but I never did notice it helping and it was expensive so I dropped it for a less expensive and more effective add on medication. I never got bad side effects from the Abilify, it just never worked even when my P-doc increased the dosage. I guess some people say it works pretty good for them, but in my case at least it failed to produce a positive response.
Hi, I am on Zoloft and Abilify and I am doing great. I know everyone is different but Abilify really made a difference for me for both my anxiety and depression.
Does Celexa make you gain weight. I was just prescribed this medication, and am unsure what to think. Will it lift my apathetic mood? Will I gain weight from it? I would love to hear anyone's story regarding this medication.
the psych gave me lamictal and celexa but I was having alot of medical problems and I thought it was the lamictal so i quit taking it. But it wasn't. And was just taking the celexa but I was gaining alot of weight , and I allready have issues with weight. I always think I can go off pills and that I don't need them, and then someone can say something that irritates me, and I get so pissed.
I have been on abilify for 18 months and it is a wonder drug for me, for without I wouldn't be able to cope. I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia but my quality of life is excellent as I respond to the medication well. It takes roughly 6 weeks to truely kick in properly and I don't have any side affects. I also don't have any problems in my sex life either unlike some other medications which could pose a problem in this area.
Lexapro is very similar to Celexa, it has one of the main components of Celexa, and tends to be overall easier to tolerate, so yes, if you ARE going to discuss that with your doc...that may be the way to go. Good point, kickbutt!
I am using abilify as an adjunct to celexa. I have been on celexa and its working pretty good but still have anger issues. I need some suggestions. My psychartrist is open to suggestions because she knows that I am concerned and wants to accomodate me and make me feel comfortable.
im so upset, my dr put me on abilify in september with my effexor, my libido got very low and i wasnt able to come, now the dr is taking me off effexor and abilify and put me on celexa...now my libdo is completely gone and i cant come at all....it was the only thing i had left i was able to enjoy, i could always get in the mood and able to come fast and at least 2 times, now it just hurts and i dont want to do it....is this from the celexa?
I may try the celexa when I get off the WB. I will call my Dr....just an MD and see if he wants to add something to it.
I had the same experience with SSRIs in the beginning. I started taking Lamictal and ramped it up to 200mg along with Effexor and Abilify. That's my list for now with no complaints. I still feel myself cycle up and down but the highs and lows are much less. I'm definitely more balanced and much much less depressed. Finding what works for you is the hard part. Just don't get frustrated and give up looking for relief.
This new doctor I was seeing talked me into a different med, Lamictal and Abilify. I didn't like it and I was antisocial and quiet. So I went back to my old doc and had him get me back on Celexa. It's been 4 1/2 weeks back on Celexa and I still have depression. Is it not going to work this time around, or did I not give it long enough.
Anorexia and decreased appetite. But please understand that we all react differently to medications. I've known people to LOSE weight on Prozac...........so don't take anything as gospel until you've given it a fair trial.
I just started Pristiq and Im also on ativan and abilify............wondering if anyone else has taken these meds together.I felt great after taking the pill last night now today im kinda scared and spacey feeling...any thoughts?
The first relapse occured after I had been off bipolar meds for apx 1 year, and off prozac for about 6 months. I restarted the prozac and depression worsened. Added Abilify had adverse reaction. Started lamictal, not better. Change from Prozac to Celexa.
I was diagnosed bi polar a couple years ago. I took my Meds (seroquil and celexa) everyday and did therapy regularly. When I found out I was pregnant the Drs took me off all my Meds because of potential birth defects. Now I'm so moody, depressed, crying a lot, and just feeling deflated. I was wondering if this is because of the pregnancy or am I having my symptoms return? Anyone else Going through the same thing?
He also is on 3 medicines for High Blood pressure as well as cholesterol medicine along with Celexa and Abilify for depression. He also takes potassium and baclofen for the dystonia from the parkinsons. He has had an episode during the night since last September. He wakes up chomping his teeth and then breaks out in an awful sweat and also has amnesia for about 2 hours afterwards. We thought it was the Amantadine but we have discontinued that the past week. We had another episode last night.
Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
I went to doctor who wants me to start in intensive outpatient therapy plus gave me more drugs like Celexa (SSRI) and possibly a mood stabilizer like Abilify that sounds very scary as I'm not bipolar or schizo prior. Could my feelings now be from Paxil/Effexor withdrawals still? If so, any suggestions would be appreciated.
did he say why he prescribed the abilify? Does he still want yout taking the 40mg of celexa and ativan? My shrink mentioned possibly putting me on abilify as well but to boost my lexpro for depression symptoms since I am very sensitive and can only be on low doses of meds. Why did he prescribe it for you?
1.5mg (weaning off) Abilify(Starting August 31): 5mg Had some really good therapy and talks with people today. Lots of changes going on in my life but I will take them on the best I can.
5 percent alchol by volume and had no affect..i also drank it while on abilify,risperdal.and celexa over the past two yeaars...........so is it ok to drink it with the xanax and prozac........i had a couple i and i thought i got a buzz..which has never happened when i was on ativan or klonopin.could it be my imagination? several pharmamsits have said its ok to drink some with xanax and prozac.........
I am on zyprexa and celexa for my bi polar and they work great. I did gain in the beginning but I have lost it through exercise and 6 healthy meals a day. you can keep from gaining on the zyprexa. Plus I decided that I would rather be stable with the weight than skinny and in jail.
I am on celexa 20-40 mg and abilify 10 mgs-ativan 1 mg x 3-still take the ativan-but not my meds- it was hard getting off them-i gained weight-and wanted to lose the weight-i didn't-i used food as a comfort/and still weigh about the same. I am now detoxing from the opiates-and feel like i should go back on my meds-cos im so depressed- is anyone else on this combo-for bipolar?Do you feel better?
Then, about 2 ½ years ago I had a near-psychotic meltdown, mostly about the devil and evil spirits, and was diagnosed with OCD and prescribed Anafranil and Zyprexa, which helped with the irrational thinking and obsessive thoughts a little. Between now and then, I have been diagnosed with OCD, Social anxiety disorder, GAD, major depressive disorder, ADHD, and most recently, aspergers/high functioning autism.
so i am having severe anxiety and panic attacks.... my doctor wants me to start on zoloft...any one else take it during pregnancy and what is or was your dose? when i read online about it i am pretty sure they dont recommend using it in tyour 3rd trimester though? any feedback would be helpful...
i already tried all AD's lexapro, celexa, paxil,.....all of them and they drove me manic, so i gave this one a try and for the 1st time in 2 years since i was dx BP i didn't become manic. Further it's VERY GOOD for anxiety. I'm waiting a few more months to see. If it succeeds, i was intending to tell the group, but i am patient.
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