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My doctor wants me to start on Abilify but I declined after I read the side effects. Has anyone had any uncontrolled movements, weight gain, tardive dyskinesia, etc. with this medication. If so, please let me know. I really need a medication to replace the ones I went off of but my doctor is giving me no other choices. I'm absolutely scared to death about the side effects of this medication. Any and all responses will be greatly appreciated.
I began taking atypical antipsychotics just over a year ago, and stopped just over a month ago. I have been on Risperdal, Abilify, Seroquel, Zyprexa, and Geodon, in that order. Risperdal caused me to have a grand mal seizure. I was only on it for a month or so, and I was taking a fairly low dose (I don't remember precisely how much). Neither Abilify and Seroquel lasted long because of unpleasant side effects (nausea and twitching/akathesia).
This EEG lasted 20 minutes. Now the neurologist is saying that the seizures are not real seizures and has withdrawn his first diagnoses that he was so sure were seizures before... My question is... Are EEG's that difficult to read and is there grey areas or is it where you either have seizures or you do not? I would think that there should be no second guessing once it is read and you either have seizures going on or you don't.. .. Why is my doctor changing his mind all of the sudden?
Abilify 20 mg, once a day Estadiol 1 mg, once a day Acetazolamide 250 mg, three times a day Keppra XR 750 mg, three times a day Trileptol 600 mg, twice a day Seroquel 800 mg, at bedtime I also take a multi-vitamin, 1000 mg of Vitamin E.
I am currently on Cymbalta, Valium, and six days ago started Abilify after discontinuation of Depakote 500 mg daily due to weight gain of 50 pounds. I've written on here before about this but now would really appreciate some more feedback from anyone on Abilify. I just started it and have already gained five pounds, according to the scales. I am so frustrated that I'm about ready to just get off everything.
I've taken them regularly for several years now. Dosage is Lexapro 20mg/day, Abilify 10mg/day, and Klonopin 1mg/3xday. Oh, and Trazodone 150@bedtime. Wednesday, I'm going to be in a situation where I'll have zero access to my medications for 1 week. I've been curious how I'd do without my meds, but this situation is not how I wanted to find out. There's no shortage of good and bad stories about going on or off of these meds, but I'm wanting a more general idea of what to expect.
P ALWAYS taper off your meds, or you could have episodes like I had, seizures or even worse.
//www.iddb.org/drugs/abilify/ - Consumers talk about abilify and their reactions. While reading up on these drugs, Abilify has many dangerous and possibly life-threatening side-effects. Read this: Side Effects of Abilify The following are the risks and potential side effects of Abilify therapy. However, this list is not complete. Increased chance of death in elderly persons.
It is still occurring, though doesn't seem as severe. I had begun taking Abilify 5 mg po daily on 6/3, so I'd had only 4 doses when this began. Yesterday, I also began having palpitations and tachycardia, so have stopped the Abilify. My psychiatrist is sure the med isn't the reason for the coordination problem.
I was prescribed 4 psychiatric medications at one time at quite high doses of each. The medications were Abilify 30 mg., Zoloft 300 mg., Cymbalta 90 mg. and Xanax 2 mg. I was taking that regimen for about a year and a half. I suffered a grand mal seizure in October 2007 and another one shortly thereafter. I had a MRI and EEG which were conclusive for temporal lobe epilepsy. I have no family history of this. My question is could the drugs I was taking possible caused the seizures?
All because of Lamictal and Abilify. Recommend that you do a search for Abilify side affects. She should be weaned off that dangerous drug.
Need input on coming off depakote. Currently taking 750 mg x 3 daily. I USED to have seizures due to a stroke, but I have been seizure free for a year. I am on 30 mg of abilify & 200 mg of lamictal. I want to come off the depakote due to weight gain & memory loss/confusion. My Neurologist has given her approval, but I do not want a manic episode at all. Can you help?
I have been taking prozac for 6 days andi feel kindamore anxious and in a fog,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,also a member told me on her prozac reacts with the abilify i have been on so now im scared to take them both...........
I have been on Celexa aka citalopram for several months, my dose was recently upped to 25 miligrams. I was briefly on Abilify, however, that was after the twitching started. I have also taken Tums, Advair, FloNase, Prevacid, and omeprozole in the past 365 days any ideas?
I just had two seizures comming off of Ambiens. I am scared to death....I have a 5yr. old little girl and I am single. I don't want her to see this scary thing. Went through a divorce in 2008, best thing I have ever done. Had trouble sleeping ever since I was kidnapped, raped & pressed charges. Had a long court trial and needed something to calm my nerves, so they gave me Xanax and Ambien. Did not know what would happed if I stopped "cold turkey". Well seizures happened.
Increased dose, went as long as 11 days but the ones that broke through nowalways had muscle twitching in face, arms, or legs. increased again. she went 4 days had focal seizures, another 4 days same focal seizures transient. occasional twitching . Tuesday started with focal seizures arms/legs nonresponsive progressing to myoclonic and tonic clonic seizures nonresponsive to low dose ativan..ICU admit Dilantin given, multiple ativan, valium.
ABILIFY is indicated for: Use as an add-on treatment to antidepressants for Major Depressive Disorder in adults Treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with Bipolar I Disorder in adults and in pediatric patients 10 to 17 years of age Treatment of Schizophrenia in adults and in adolescents 13 to 17 years of age IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: Elderly people with psychosis related to dementia (for example, an inability to perform daily activities as a result of increased memory loss),
he was recently had lowered his abilify and the phsyciatrist put him on prozac he takes that in the morning along with 1 mg of abilify in am and pm he was on 4 mg but there wiening him off the abilify well he has been much worse at home and school cause his meds are messed up.they should of put him on a mood stablizer and adhd meds it doesnt make sence hes been on alot of meds since he was 4 years old. i need something that is going to be right for him to take.
Very recently, her psychiatrist believes she had a complete cycle and started her on abilify... My husband and I were always against medicating her, just because of her age... But things got so bad we feel like we have no choice and have accepted this as our reality. The abilify has made her worse. Her thoughts are telling her to do bad things now. She is expressing thoughts about wanting to harm herself, jump out of moving car, put thumb tacks in herself.
My son was on conerta and adderall and both of them can cause seizures and since 2006 he has had seizures and still is.And now we have to worry about those to.And the doctors thinks he has lennox gastaut syndrome. The doctors will tell you that you will have to give it some time and see if it works ,because it will take some time since he just started the Concerta. These drugs are like speed and wish I had never put my son on them and wish other parents would do the same.
Need input on coming off depakote. Currently taking 750 mg x 3 daily. I USED to have seizures due to a stroke, but I have been seizure free for a year. I am on 30 mg of abilify & 200 mg of lamictal. I want to come off the depakote due to weight gain & memory loss/confusion. My Neurologist has given her approval, but I do not want a manic episode at all. Can you help?
She suffered seizures from the malformation until we medicated her and she hasn't had one in a few years, but I don't know what the left tempral lobe controls. Any ideas?
OHHH how I can relate.... I am weaning off now. They told me my doses would take months to do without reactions...250 mg..a month to go off safely. BUT, you should definitely do this with a Drs. supervision.... I, of 'course tried to do this myself quicker, & crashed....now I am back to 250mg, one month, 500 total mg, the 2nd month & etc....
He starts occupational therapy next week and just started seeing a psychiatrist a month ago. His next appt is Thursday morning and the doctor is wanting to put him on abilify or resperdil and I was wondering if anyone has used either of these and if they helped or had any bad side effects.
I read in your response to a similar write-in that Depakote is known to cause this side effect. She is now on Abilify. Do you have any knowledge about urinary effects of this drug or any other bipolar drug for mood stabilization? How long will it take being off Depakote for her to see positive effects? Thanks!!!! This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/224934'>Incontinence in 6 yr. old with Complex Partial Seizures</a>.
It is an epileptic medication for seizures that is used, as my psych. says, as a mood leveler. It doesn't react to seritonin or anything. it helped take the edginess away for me - but i did put up with blurred vision which i didn't realize was a side effect for years. Went off it last month to see if vision cleared but it was negligible....i take other meds that can cause that too. the other meds i have used with lamotrigene are wellbutrin and zoloft. now wellbutrin and nefazodone.
I have been on 1500mg of depakote for 6 months for bipolar disorder and I was wondering does anybody know how to get off this stuff without all the seizures and withdrawals. Any help would be appreciated.
I took Trileptal and Abilify for a while and it made me a nervous wreck, which I now think was from the Abilify. I took a really low dose of Abilify, and people on higher doses said it made them sleepy. I was afraid to take more to see if it would have an opposite effect--that defies logic, but sometimes medicine is that way. For example. Seroquel is usually best for sleep at 100 mg or lower. When you go higher, it can mess up your sleep (if you're only taking it for sleep.
I take Abilify, which is my steady lifeline... Dylantin for the seizures Depakote for the seizures/depression & Buspar for nerves... My combo works!!!
He had a year woth of scans and home monitoring devices to detect seizures......before the operation..... OK fast forward... Kendal is still ticking, having major social skill problems...........basicially friendless..............Fast forward again. Kendal is 13 Off the Tennex and topomax tics have but all gone away.......and addressing his low level aggitation and violent outburst (most always at home) 8 months ago he was put on Abilify 10 mg. since then he has gotten worse.............
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