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Combining Cymbalta and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> is not a problem. I was on both for about 2 years, before changing Cymbalta for another antidepressant. Yes, Abilify can, but only definitely, cause a movement disorder called akathisia. It causes a restless feeling which could cause you to need to pace, or cross and uncross your legs... something like that. I did get akathisia but opted to stay on Abilify because it helped me so much.
Thanks for the input. I am currently on Lamictal 300mg (have been for some time), Lithium, Trazodone 100mg (have also been on it for some time), and a small amount of Lexapro. My muscles don't move like classical Tartive Dyskinesia. I don't have the urge or need to move them, nor do I have the need to constantly walk (except for the bipolar driven pacing). As per your suggestion, I've been looking into TD as well as dystonia.
and that the savella wasn't helping either and he wants me to give it another 3wks and come back. i asked him for some more samples since it was going to cost me little over 100 dollars for the month so he gave me a months worths of samples. Im going to call and make a apt with a rheumatologist since i got my ssi denial and we will see where that goes. I guess it couldn't hurt anything.
My anxiety is so bad I don't know what to do. I am also on a low dose of prozac for depression. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> was added because the dr. thought i might be bi-polar. I dont think i am nor do my friends and family?? But recently the anxiety is unbearable i take xanax when it's really bad but it's has been so bad that i would have to take it once or twice a day and i really don't want to??? any suggestions??
I also have morphine patches to help with the cronic pain of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span>. Mornings i take fluoxetine. BUT I am asleep for 3/4 days at a time only waking for the toilet or a sip of water. I have no life and am feling depressed. I am 51 years old and should be enjoying the grandchildren but even on holiday in Spain with the kids i sleep over half of the time we were there. Any suggestions??
i take serequel 100 before bed for panic disorder and wellbutrin 300 for depression tramadol for fibro pain cholersterol meds.
I have not seen a doctor for my heart but I am about to get a stress test for my chest feeling compressed and ever since I got an <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> it medication for Bipolar and I have been feeling my heart beating harder and faster...I am afraid to get ill from the heart..I told my doctor and she said it takes time to get use to the medication by what about the heart?
I tried cutting down on Cymbalta (which I take for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span> pain) because my co-pays went up. I was still getting blue taking the full 60mg and couldn't afford an extra $40 a month for Abilify. Besides, I suspect that my mood swings are related to perimenopause. We have also had a lot of stress over the last few years (me a job loss, loss of my mother, moving, adult step children who are being passive agressive) and I am feeling panicky.....
I also need tons of help sleeping.. The Nurontin is for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span> so I don;t know if there is something else I can talk. .Again I don't want weight gain as a side effece. I have already gained 80 lbs in the last 15 months and need to find a way to get it off. Thank you for your help!
I have been through some really serious depression along with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span>, CFS, Chronic Migraines, etc. For my depression I take 100 mg of Pristiq and 2 mg of Abilify. The Pristiq didn't work that greay by its self, but when he added the Abilify, it really made a difference. I take Ambien on the nights when I can't sleep and that helps me even more whith being able to wake up in the morning . I also am in therapy...
Remeron tends to be very sedating and is therefore commonly used when both depression and insomnia are a problem. Also used off label for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span>, Arthritis and even Lupus, remeron is reputed to be really helpful for folks who have tried SSRIs but to no avail. It works on Serotonin and Norepinephrine and is generally taken at doses between 15-30mgs.
my psychiatrist told me last month that mentally im getting worse and maxed my med. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>. should i get a second oppinion and another mri of my brain and see if it has gotten worse or am i worrying too much?
I take Lyrica for my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span> on a regular basis, was hospitalized and not detoxed medically was not given anything to help with the detox symptoms. Drank last night (10-30-10) 2 drinks and am a WRECK today (Halloween) going to a party tonight and taking my children trick or treating. I'm a mess. Im congested, shakey, tired, achey and sore (which is pretty much normal) and i have diarrhea and gas. I can't eat, i wana sleep but i have to stay up. I have the oddest sleeping patterns.
The main uses of duloxetine (cymbalta) are in major depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder, stress urinary incontinence, painful peripheral neuropathy and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span>. In addition, it is being studied for various other indications. It's one of the newer anti-depressants and gets good reviews from patients.
I've heard a lot of people say that <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> was brightening for them, really lifting their moods while stabilizing, although of course individual results always vary. It also tends to be weight neutral. If you're bipolar, going off medication entirely is a really bad idea in over 99% of cases. You can monitor things like blood sugar and lipid levels--metabolic problems don't appear overnight.
I am supposed to be taking 1500 MG of Lithium, 100 MG of Lamictal, 1MG of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>, 50 MG of Cytomel and 112 MCG of Synthroid. I am taking my synthroid today after waking up in so much pain as I forgot those for a few days. I haven't taken my pills since thursday and I feel like a cloud or fog has been lifted and I have done this before and I ended back up on them of course but I feel like I have to try. I am fine, perfectly fine since Thursday.
But anyway at the end of junior year I got put on 20 mg of lexapro for panic, that didn't help, couldn't come out of the house for a 6 month period. After lexapro we tried Zoloft and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> which made everything worse. Started me on 60 mg of cymbalta which totally turned my life around I got out was basically a normal kid, I got to go to my senior year not 100% but I was ok. I even played hockey again for a period of time.
thank you for that advice you have really helped i have got to go for another blood test next week and hopefully i will get sorted a few weeks after its just a pain at the moment im so confused all the time mood is up and down so much at the moment im either very very low crying all the time or feel like im on top of the world like ive had very good drugs when i feel high i dont really sleep at all last night i think i had about 2 hours wich upsets me ive been told ive got to keep a report on my
I have taken ibuprofen and aspirin for the head pain (which eventually escalates to include tension headaches), but the back of head pressure does not go away. I have also had problems concentrating, problems with my short term memory, and a sort of cognitive fog. I have problems getting my fingers to perform complex tasks, and I feel as though my ability to assess and work with other people has always been "off" or limited.
I was told because of my childhood and life trauma, along with biological differences, that medicine might not work for me, the same way it does for someone else with the same problems. My therapist recommends a PET scan, But my Psychiatrist disagrees... My therapist was also talking about Genetic conditions that could play a role, since my biology is clearly "odd" What would be a way to see if or which Genetic condition I might have? I was looking at this list: http://www.
i'm just feeling so frustrated with the lack of help from the doc and not knowing how i should be eating or exercising---when to take it easy and when it's ok to push it a little---and tired of the headaches and the aching legs and the bones that feel bruised---and ihate the 20-30 lbs i gained when they tried me on cymbalta and Abilify for 2 months!!!!!
Tall order you ask for. I am bipolar 2 For me before medication stabilized things it was like being on an emotional elevator and never knowing which floor I'd stop at. I had a number of deep depressions and times where I was very productive to the point of arrogance. and I had one episode which they described at 'a nervous breakdown' but I was never diagnosed with bipolar until I was in my early 30's and it was blatantly obvious.
I also had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Fibromyalgia</span> type symptoms after tx - maybe related to thyroid, maybe not, but I was in intense pain for some 6 months, then it disappeared (also possibly related to thyroid). Don't give up on this, you've come too far and are obviously strong to have managed.
total population rose approximately 4 percent from 2005 to 2009. 2009 Rank 2005 Rank Brand name (generic name) Used for… U.S. Prescriptions (% change) 1. 1. Xanax (alprazolam) Anxiety 44,029,000 (29%) 2. 3. Lexapro (escitalopram) Depression, Anxiety 27,698,000 (13%) 3. 5. Ativan (lorazepam) Anxiety, panic disorder 25,868,000 (36%) 4. 2. Zoloft (sertraline) Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, PMDD 19,500,000 (- 28%) 5. 4.
We have spent the past year traveling from DR to DR. We have some ideas about what is going on with my son but no, for sure, "real" diagnosis. We have began to feel there is no use even trying. Each DR sends him to another Dr and so on. I would be so grateful if any one has any ideas for us. Let me begin by saying I completely believe what ever my son has is coming through my genes. He reminds me so much of my dad and uncles.
You might want to get your doc to write you a prescription for tramadol. They won't give you enough, but if you have a script for it you can get more over the internet, and I find that 400-800 mg a day goes a long way toward making the day tolerable. Mine was "diagnosed" as "Fibromyalgia", which is another way of saying "not able to be diagnosed". Some folks will claim tramadol is addictive, but I find that not to be the case.
She wont eat much, stays in her room, wont talk and when she does she is beyond angry. She asked me for a lorcet a couple of nights ago, begged me for one for her head. I gave in and got her one. Within an hour she was a different person. Same thing happened last night. Now tonight, she hasn't eaten all day, curled up in bed, hasnt slept in almost 20 hours. She is begging me for another lorcet. I am so torn and upset, I dont know what to do.
Zoloft, Lexapro, Effexsor, Wellbutrin, Celexa, Lithium, Pristiq, EmSam (MAOI) and mixed several with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>, Geodon. I'd had Clonopin and Xanax for anxiety (still have the Xanax PRN, but when I was feeling good on the Cytomel, I went two weeks without taking any - still haven't, but my anxiety has shot up significantly again as has my depression, fatigue, body aches). I literally felt nothing with any of the antidepressants. Then a month-month and a half on Cytomel 50 mcg I felt fantastic.
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