Abilify and nightmares

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i am having strange dreams of being in the service again, of being back in combat kinda of like the same dream over and over again it's been since 95 that i served and i was diagnosed with PTSD in 94. i posted this a while ago in the PTSD forum but got no feedback. combat is a horrible thing what could i do to sleep better ?
i know how you feel about being in silent hill i have undifferentiated schizophrenia and i hallucinate every second i am awake and i have horrible vivid nightmares almost every night i think i should have been in the film silent hill with you!
Anyway, the sweats went away as soon as I dropped my dose. I hope you find the cause of your nightmares and sweats to be something simple. It's always scary when new and bizarre issues pop up. Let us know what you find out.
Depression and anxiety has gotten worse so I went back to my Dr. and he prescribed Abilify to take at night while he upped my prozac to 40mg per day and kept the xanax to what I was prescribed. Last night was night 2 on the Abilify and for both nights, I have had NIGHTMARES!!! The Dr. gave me a six week sample supply, so I got my pharmacist to give me a print out on the med for information. This seems to be a drug used for psychotic purposes...ha. Guess I am psychotic huh.
Took my first Abilify 10mg - see if I can tolerate it and if it curbs my appetite
If you're taking a med that doesn't work and makes you feel worse, tell you psychiatrist and move on. Abilify has only been approved for cases of depression where nothing else has worked because of its side effect profile, so if it isn't helping you, have your psychiatrist properly take you off it. Meds affect people differently, and this one apparently doesn't agree with you.
I tried abilify once for depression and it made me almost manic and I slept about only 3-4 hours a night. I only lasted for about 5 weeks. and I am still trying to get over the withdrawl symptoms it has taken weeks. Your psych doc is right, the w/d and side effects were so severe for me I started investigating the med and found most people could not sleep. Sorry, I can't be more helpful. I hope you start feeling better.
So again, take it slow, may need to balance towards the end with with another antidepressant and ask your physician to put you on 5 mg - 10 mg of Abilify (aripiprazole) until the anger issue is resolved. I was able to stop aripiprazole, without any withdrawal effects, when my mood became more stable. Good luck to you.
I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
I am meeting alot of new freinds, today i go see my psychiatrist my meds got me stable and i need to work on getting good sleep i keep waking up at 2am,same kinda of dreams same kinda of nightmares-scotty out
Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Certain drugs can come with side effects of more vivid dreams, and some unfortunate people end up with more vivid nightmares. I don't know if there's anything you can do about it other than stopping the med that's causing the problem. You can get the full PI sheets for a lot of meds at the crazymeds site, and scroll through to find the uncommon and rare side effects. For me, Ambien has made my dreams more vivid and more cohesive, but not in a bad way.
3YRS AGO I STARTED A METHADONE CLINIC AND GOT MY LIFE BACK AND MY FAMILY!!!! NOW I HAVE PANIC ATTACKS AND HORRIBLE NIGHTMARES! I HOPED THE ABILIFY THEY PUT ME ON WOULD HELP BUT NOW I HAVE REALLY BAD LEG AND ARM CRAMPS AND THEY SAY ITS SIDE AFFECTS! DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE THIS PROBLEM WITH THIS MEDICATION? IF SO WHAT DO YOU DO FOR IT? ANY ADVICE WILL HELP!!!!
Plus now, I'm on a higher dose of depression meds and an additional depression medication, and I'm still depressed. Go frickin figure. My oral chemo dose went up cuz the ish is just spreading like wildfire, and it really feels like there's nothing I can do about it. So what did I do? I cried in the mall while I got all my tires changed and my oil changed. Good plan, go me. Now people think I'm crazy. Heck, I feel crazy. Once again, I'm not supposed to be alone tonight. I missed school today.
I recently tried Seroqul and that made my anxiety and panic double. and that was off of one 25 mg pill. I had nightmares. I tried my friends cymbalta and felt for the first time, even and calm. No rash, nightmare, anxiety, or agression. I think I might be just depressed with anxiety. Can anyone conquor with this? It seems like all the pills for the bipolar make me more depressed and anxious. I have no signs of mania, whatsoever! Can someone give me some helpful advice?
I have been on 200 mg Zoloft, 200 mg lamictal, wellbutrin and 3 mg Xanax daily for 3 years. before welbutrin I was on abilify and it worked very well but it was unaffordable so doc changed it to welbutrin , which I never thought worked. I started feeling down and anxious and asked the dr to change me back to abilify since I had new ins that will cover it . Instead she weaned me off the Zoloft in only 9 days with instructions to start pristiq 50 mg daily after the nine days.
The other antipsychotics less likely to cause weight gain are Abilify which was FDA approved in the United States about a decade ago and Fanapt and Saphris which were recently FDA approved. The antipsychotic agent I take which is in Phase II FDA study is showing much promise and does not cause weight gain but it has not been FDA approved yet.
About 6 weeks ago I started getting weird nightmares and/or anxiety attacks in my sleep. My pdoc upped my Lithium and Lamactil and it seems to have corrected that issue. I am drug sensitive to many things, especially anti-biotics, and I've not had anything to speak of from the Lamactil or Seroquel, I may be having issues with my Lithium though, and sad because it works so damnably well in concert with the Lamactil. I had all my meds slowly titrated upwards, nothing was rushed.
My wife was on a slew of different drugs for her manic depression and her skitzophrenia. Recently the added abilify to the haldol and zypexa and depakote she was taking . They said it would make her loose weight she is upwards of 240 lbs. Not only did she gain weight but most of her short term memory is gone and the sleep patterns are unpredictable. She is having twice as many auditory hallucinations and has been on a spending and eating spree since they lowered the zyprexa to five mgs.
I went to the local ER again. And they put me on Zoloft and Abilify, as well as Vistiral for my panic attacks. So here's where I'm concerned, because I haven't felt this low in years. Am I going to be okay? With me feeling like this and the Abilify Side effects as scary as they are I just need some reassurance. I forgot how scary this was. I'm not really sleeping or eating. I've lost 20lbs in one week. Does anyone have any advice? Has anyone ever been through this? Please help!!!
I've told them numerous times that the only difference is that he is waking up every night having nightmares and refuses to sleep in his room. I can't even get him to go to the bathroom by himself now. He started off on Risperdal, that seemed like it helped for a while then something was to high on his bloodwork so he got taken off it.He also had Clonidine at night with it.
My son is 5yrs old and has adhd and odd. He is on Ritalin as well as Abilify. The Ritalin helps him be calm but he is constantly throwing temper tantrums at school. They are so bad I have to pick him up early almost everyday. Is there something else that I could do to help this issue?
The associated symptoms with the following disorder are confusional wakefullness, sleep paralysis, nightmares and night terrors. This can occur in any sleep stage (REM and non-REM stage). To rule out parasomnias you need to undergo Polysomnyography and sleep analysis. You need to take out time for further evaluation. Sleep with light on. Short term benzodiazepine against prescription will help you. I suggest you to consult physician or sleep specialist. Take care and regards.
I hear voices and see people not to mention everything changes color and i see all the fractals and grids like when i was on LSD and frequently feel body highes like i am on MDMA. I have extreme paranoia and severe panic attacks. I have an appointment with my psychiatrist soon and i think shes just going to up my meds. All that explanation and my question is... Can schizophrenia worsen as i get older?
The lights in the cafe created synathesia (auditory and olfactory) and when I saw the candles it set off dysphagic choking spasms. And I would see that famed photo "Fading Away" of that girl dying of tuberculosis in perceptual hallucinations and I know spasms would come on. Tardive psychosis. I could not keep track of time. Or orient myself. Or understand certain simple things. That's why I need the home attendant. Tardive dysmentia. But why am I not upset? Because I am recovered.
Vomitting, nausea, pins and needles tingling, horrible dizziness, feelings of wanting to faint, blackout, memory loss, awful and unspeakable nightmares, are to name the few. it has been over a month that i quit, and withdrawls are decreasing dramatically...although some are still linger, i believe it was worth it. I am positve and am exicted to finally live a drug-free life. Please do not give up hope, because in the long term, you are doing something better for you. Be strong!
right now i took a clonazepam at 1pm and im feeling tierd but antsy. i had constant nightmares for years and now i have them but only remember bits and peices. i wonder sometimes why have a life if i cant live one. and people consider me weird quiet and crazy.
i take lamictal, abilify, lexapro, thyroxine and klonopin in the mornings. i also take abilify three other times/. day and xanax and klonopin as needed. i guess it is whenever the med suits you or whenever it suits you to take it. talk to your pdoc about it anyway. that is the best way to handle it.
Now I am having very happy days (manic?) and a terrible time sleeping. When I do sleep I have nightmares where I am travelling and don't know where I am going (that's a mild one) or where mafia men are chasing me and trying to murder me and my family. I can wak up from such dreams and go back to sleep in the same dream/nightmare. I am becoming a little sleep-deprived. None of the black moods I had experienced before taking any medications have returned.
2MG (1 TABLET 30 MINUTES PRIOR TO BEDTIME) His Psychiatrist had him on the following and added Abilify, Then, on 1/19/08, his Doctor changed the medication as follows which caused a problem Dystonic Reaction and he ended up in the Pediatric ICU two days later from the Abilify. DEPAKOTE ER 1000MG (BEDTIME) ZOLOFT / SERTRALINE 100MG (1 ½ TABS) EACH MORNING CLONIDINE HCL 0.
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