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I already had severe anxiety with panic, I don't want to add deppression on because of the meds, if this is the case. Now the dr. wants me to try the 5 mg of lexapro and 2.5 mg of the abilify together, but I'm scared! I hate taking meds anyway but want to feel better. I have also been taking .25 mgs of zanax 3 times a day. I don't want to become a zombie!
Did you ask your pharmacist if abilify and ambien and any other meds you might be taking, including OTC meds, might be interacting to cause you to feel like this? Sometimes pharmacists know more about adverse drug interactions than dr's. Just a thought.
He says he already thought of the return in symptoms and we could add another medicine such as Latuda. But I am already on Abilify, Neurontin, Buproprion, and Zoloft. How much meds can a body take? Thanks for your reply.
I don't want to switch the lexapro all together because its def. helped more and has had less side effects than anyother I have been on. I have also tried zoloft, prozax, paxil, and wellbutrin xr. Anyways, I was just wondering what expeirences anyone else has had on abilify? I know it effects everyone different but.....
I had problems on Lamictil, it caused me migraines and suicidal ideations so I quit it. I am on Wellbutrin and Abilify now and they are working together very well. I no longer have symptoms of being bipolar! I LOVE LOVE abilify. It balanced my sleep patterns again and I feel so much better on it. It is great for mixed state bipolar, which I am. I had side effects in the beginning and started on 5mg. I am now on 10mg and doing quite well.
Hi, I am on a combo of zoloft and abilify and it has worked wonders for me. The Abilify really helped get rid of the depression that the zoloft didnt handle. You are right in that it is very expensive. My pdoc gave me samples for a long time but now I am buying it in the generic form from Canada. My last prescription for 100 pills (10mg. each) cost me a total of $70.00. The generic works as good for me as the brand name and is so much cheaper.
Hi Crafty, if you're still here, I tapered and quit Zoloft in March/April and had lots of problems, although not as severe as yours it sounds like...mostly depression, nausea, and rage. It gradually got better over about a month after I completely stopped the medication (which i did early because the withdrawals were just so unpleasant I wanted to get them all over with at once).
But I did switch drugs because I was on Zoloft for a year and a half and gained 30 lbs. and could not, for the life of me, lose any of it. I could eat 700 calories a day and exercise 30 minutes a day and still not lose one pound. Took 4 months after going off of it before I could lose anything. I've been losing weight lately, but I've also been working at it.
I read side effets of drugs like Depakote, Lamactil, Abilify and Seroquel and blanch and yet people who look at Lithium see it as scary... May be that I am biased because it works for me but its nothing to be scared of.
all my blood sugar tests have come up normal), my psychiatric issues (I have Aspberger's Syndrome), my weight and all the meds I take (Abilify, Topamax, Lexapro, Metformin and Simvastatin). What really surprised me is that he had his mind made up before he even examined me! The examination consisted of mostly reflex tests of the arms and legs, and two or three short neurological examinations that one of my previous PCPs had performed on me. He never palpated my head or neck.
Prozac Abilify Lexapro Zoloft Wellbutrin Seroquel these are just off the top of my head that i can think of right now. there's a lot more. like, I'll ask her about a random new medication I'm trying, an she'll just say "no, that doesn't work." We're all tired of seeing her like this, even the dogs. It's just killing me to see her like this. Anything that can help???!!! Please, if you know any medications or coping techniques that you know of, please tell me!!!
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 was then put of Zoloft plus Topomax. All of these meds were for my migrains and chronic daily headaches. Topomax definitely makes you loose weight. I recently switched to Effexor 75 and still remained on the Topomax, had no weight gain, but as soon as I went off the Topomax (I realized it was hindering my headaches, not helping any longer) I have gained 5-7 pounds. This is making me very depressed, my doctor just upped my Effexor to 150mg and told me to exercise.
A lot of times I feel like that's what I want, but I don't think I could ever actually do it. Instead I cut, and that helps. Well, off to try and get some sleep. Nite.
I know its a lower level drug but Valium and Xanax seem to be great treatment for anxiety...I've been put on Paxil and Zoloft and Buspar and all those "anti-depressives" to me thats the doctors just writting off scripts to get paid from the pharm. companies... next time you go into an office look at all the "promo" stuff there is for all these meds....doctors use the anti-depressants on people as if you're being tested.
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!!!
Greenstone) to treat some depressive symptoms. I have been on zoloft at varying dosages since 2004, and since then have been on and off the drug twice. Once last summer, and once this past summer. On occasion I forget to take my tablet and until last week, no effect was felt if I immediately started back on it. Last week I forget to take it for one day and then restart.
But as for what's approved and available now from everyday results and statistics I'd say Abilify is a good one to ask about. And its best if Xanax is not used long term as a person can build up a tolerance to it. But Rozerem which was derived from Melatonin and actually adjusts the sleep cycle has no potential for addiction and can be taken every day. So there are some ideas right there to speak to your psychiatrist about.
i recognised myself in your description - overly mad, little more energy, feeling anxious - i get all these together and separately along with agitation and sometimes real anger flashes. i think if we have other things going on for us that makes a difference. you say your head is full of stuff and that alone could be causing you symptoms that seem like something else. with me i was displaying BP type symptoms which are because i am in a long term abusive relationship!
I was also prescribed Clonazepam to deal with panic attacks and I did not have to take it everyday. They first tried me on Zoloft but it seemed to have no positive effect and was making me feel pretty lousy overall. Then I was on Lexapro up until about almost a year ago, and that was going very well for me. But they wanted to see what had the best effect so they even tried me on Effexor XR, I just switched overnight and actually was okay except for a few minor side-effects.
I'm sorry for all you have been though and she's only 9. I hope the ADD med can bring it all together for her and she can lead a normal, happy life.
paxil, Zoloft, amitriptiline, and webutrin. The only one that I would say did anything helpful for me was welbutrin, but that also tended to give me insomnia. I have been on a couple anti- psychotics (seroquil, abilify) but I only have mild bouts with psychoses. I have been on ativan for anxiety and it helped, but it messed with my memory. I would feel terrible when didn’t take it, which kinda sucked.
I began, on my own, to wean myself off venlafaxine (Effexor) and aripiprazole (Abilify) and put myself on lithium. After 4 days at 300 mg, last night I increased the dosage to 600 mg. I have my fingers crossed. We will see. By the way, as you know by now, you definitely need frequent blood test to ensure that your plasma lithium level is sufficient. Also, annual an semi-annual blood tests for thyroid and kidney function.
I think I've been manic for 2 months and all I'm on is a starter does of Lamicatal and 4 days on Abilify. Does anyone have a suggestion I can bring up with my doc? He says once my mood levels out-I'll sleep but how long is too long. When I wreck my car and hurt someone. I've heard or seroquel for sleep as well as something that starts with a T. Any suggestions would be great.
It is going on six weeks since they started. He is on several meds too, zoloft for anxiety, abilify for the moods and attention and tics. Omnicef for the strep reaction. How do I know if the meds are working if he is having these bad flair ups? The zoloft is new three weeks Fri. I think the repetitive tics maybe slowing down but he seems more irritable. He is so sensitive and cries so easily. I notice him overreacting to things.
Please explain why the process of Resperdal as a blocker and Zoloft as a seratonin releaser can work together and not fight each other and any other advice you could have to help me with him right now. I'm worried that from what I've read he is not on drug treatment that will help him. Thanks so much.
I would ask your neurologist for a consultation with a psychiatrist, and maybe they could work together to solve this problem.
We have been in therapy for over a year and he is taking vyvAnce, zoloft and abilify. He has been diagnosed with ADHD and his therapist thinks his frontal lobe is under developed which is the reason for the abilify. The meds seem to work for only a short period then he goes back to his disrespectful behavior. We try to head off triggers but they change all the time. Everyday is a struggle to do normal things even brushing teeth and bedtime.
I used to be on a combo of abilify and Lamictal and I gained about 10 pounds in about 5 months, but I stopped taking the abilify and lost the weight and have not gained it back. I have not gained any weight from the Lamictal at all. I take 100 mg a day, 50 in am and 50 in pm. I am supposed to take 25mg of seroquel at bedtime and have , but I hate how it makes me feel in the morning.
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