First of all, it sounds like you need some blood tests and likely a med change, stat. Abilify
is weight neutral for most people, but it can cause metabolic syndrome
. Your blood pressure rise and weight gain are bad signs, and you should at the very least get your lipids and sugars checked, and probably your thyroid for good measure.
Also, SSRIs have a chance of causing weight gain, and they're well known to destabilize people with bipolar.