Abilify for trichotillomania

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My dosage was increased gradually to 5 mg, split and taken twice a day, for trichotillomania (an impulse disorder in which I pull out my hair). It seemed to work pretty well at first; I was able to control my urges to pull really well. In January 2012, after 5-6 weeks on the Abilify, I stopped cold-turkey fearing I was pregnant (which I wasn't). I now realize this was EXTREMELY STUPID to do, but at the time, no one had warned me not to do this.
My dosage was increased gradually to 5 mg, split and taken twice a day, for trichotillomania (an impulse disorder in which I pull out my hair). It seemed to work pretty well at first; I was able to control my urges to pull really well. In January 2012, after 5-6 weeks on the Abilify, I stopped cold-turkey fearing I was pregnant (which I wasn't). I now realize this was EXTREMELY STUPID to do, but at the time, no one had warned me not to do this.
I have been off my Abilify for 2 days now and I feel really sleepy and loopy. I'm slow and confused and I have feelings of depersonalization. I'm so tired. Could this be withdrawal from the Abilify???
I am not a child, but I am desperate for help. I have bitten my nails since I was a very young child. I am a 42 year old female. My mother tried everyting possible growing up. The stuff you paint on, rewards, tapeing them up, etc...... As an adult it is worse than ever. I have two fingers where I have NO nail at all, from biting them off. It rarely hurts because I guess there are no nerves left. They do bleed and people cringe when they look at my hands. I get sick all the time from germs.
I was told by my doctor 20ml for depression and 60ml for OCD, but it will vary depending upon patient. It's best for you to talk to your doctor about this compulsion, so they can start you on the best treatment option for you, Its very unlikely your doctor will judge you, but if you don't get on with your doctor, I'd go see another one. A doctor that judges you shouldn't be a doctor at all.
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