Prozac and abilify

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526901 tn?1216337827 I;m on 2mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I love it but maybe you need another med with it, perhaps an antidepressant? Usually those of us with Bipolar disoder are on more than one medication. It's a matter of finding the right combination.I would get nack on the phone to the doc and tell him/her what's going on. They may change the meds alltogether. Don't get frustrated, it's part of the process, believe me I've been on everything all with no effect or bad side effects. Have you tried Lamictal?
Avatar f tn i recently started prozac and read where the two meds both use the liver enzyme to work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> can cause the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> to build up to dangerous levels in the body...........
Avatar f tn I agree side effects can occur causing weight gain for me it was respiridone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>
Avatar f tn Right now I am off of pristiq <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> with only Wellbutrin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Klonoplin I am adding viibryd. So far I feel worse for the wear with the nausea and all but don't want to give up just yet ( only the first week). If this does not work I will try just the Wellbutrin.
Avatar f tn My sister takes lexapro <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> loves it for her anxiety, my mom take celexa <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>, my aunt takes lexapro also and loves it. My husband taks celexa for depression and lamictal for a mood stabalizer. He recently had to go off the lamictal and boy was it hard..he was so angry and mean so that really helps. But everyone is different. Your doc should try something else with you if prozac isnt working.
Avatar n tn 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 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 2.5 mg of the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> 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!
Avatar f tn I have been taking Wellbutrin XR, Lexapro <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Klonopin (as needed.) Last year we added <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the results were incredible. I came out of a very dark place, laughed, chatted, felt positive emotions and, for the first time in 15 years, felt like a "normal" person. But after a month or so I developed severe akathisia. It was so unbearable that I stopped taking Abilify. This year I moved to another state and began seeing a new psychiatrist. I decided to give Abilify another try.
Avatar m tn i have been prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> 60mg for depression <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> more recently <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> 10 for paranoia, i haven't actually taken any as yet and wondered if i started taking them both tomorrow morning would that be safe?
Avatar f tn An SSRI is one standard class of anti-depresent in the class of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span>, Paxil <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Zoloft (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> the others). An SSRE is a new class of anti-depressent. Someone who is more familiar with anti-depressents can explain how they work or look up some of the websites linked up that are clinically accurate but consumer friendly. Glycine is not FDA approved yet (its in Phase II FDA study) so its still an unknown quantity.
Avatar f tn I think the member your talking about is worried about the possible toxicity of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> together on her liver. That's a very, very valid concern. Talk to your doctor about recommended dosages.He/she could change the proportions. Or you could have him put you on something less toxic to your liver than prozac. Also have him periodically test your blood for liver toxicity for peace of mind.
Avatar f tn Wellbutrin has been known to increase anxiety and agitation in people taking it, especially if they already tend to be anxious. I was on Wellbutrin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> did not notice any significant anxiety; once I came off the Abilify I was on the wellbutrin I was intensely anxious. I ended up stopping the Wellbutrin as well. A tip: if you plan on taking xanax long term you might want to consider Klonapin instead.
Avatar f tn thank you all so much, I have not yet started the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> not sure if I will..I would prefer to go back on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> with the lamictal .
Avatar n tn My anxiety is so bad I don't know what to do. I am also on a low dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> 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??
Avatar f tn Hi, I am currently on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> for my depression and anxiety. My pdoc originally gave me the Abilify to help with anxiety but it has helped tremendously with my depression too. I still think in my case I need the prozac but the Abilify has definitely helped.
Avatar n tn Lightheadedness and uncontrollable shaking are side effects of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>. Some other ones are weight gain, nausea <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> dizziness. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> interacts with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> may increase the concentration of Abilify in your body. That may be the reason why you are experiencing the side effects. If you just started on Abilify then you should go talk to your doctor and let him know that you cannot tolerate the side effects and be put on something else.
Avatar f tn Hi, I am diagnosed with depression and anxiety both <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> am on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span>, neurontin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>. The <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> does help with my depression but I dont think it would be enough all alone without the antidepressant. Maybe you should look into a different antidepressant. I know mine poop out every 4 years and I have to switch but so far something else has always worked.
601528 tn?1224085098 to no avail -- I just was depressed the whole time on it, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> felt like a zombie <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span>, 6 weeks, it gave me side effects and triggered a bipolar episode too) 1)Holy Basil: 300 mg/ 2x a day 2) A Women's One Multivitamin (bought specifically because there's a B complex in there,which is supposed to help us folks with bipolar, I believe.It's also a fantastic brand and made locally here in Santa Cruz. 3) Omega 3's: 9-10 grams a day, yes,9-10 grams - and my psychiatrist Dr.
204468 tn?1285275724 Depression and anxiety has gotten worse so I went back to my Dr. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> he prescribed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> to take at night while he upped my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> to 40mg per day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 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.
2211548 tn?1432843265 so since i was so afraid of the lamotrigine, doc wants to try <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> at low dose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> slow <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> steady increase. he doesnt want me to get manic. so were doing the low dose (10 mg ) Abilify and adderall xr. and hopefully this works. plus i take the klonopin as needed. which is pretty much everyday, for the past 5. years (at least)) but i would like to stopi it with the benzos..ltheyre no good nees for me. im a different person. too much so, i can be a very bad person.
Avatar f tn and celexa over the past two is it ok to drink it with the xanax <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span>........i had a couple i <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> i thought i got a buzz..which has never happened when i was on ativan or klonopin.could it be my imagination? several pharmamsits have said its ok to drink some with xanax and prozac.........years ago i drank real beer with xanax every day and i mean alot of beer and nothing ever happened...
Avatar f tn Hi, I am on the maximum dosage of 80 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> along with 100 of wellbutrin <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 5 of Abilify. It bothers me that it takes such a high dosage to keep me feeling good. Everyone else I talk to is only on 10-20mg so I am scared of the effect of taking 80/day. Is this unusual or dangerous?
Avatar f tn I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder recently, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my psychiatrist put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> (combined with prozac I had been previously taking) and ever since I started I feel like I have butterflies in my tummy. It a kind of anxious feeing, but in a good way? I was wondering if this is a side effect or just something unrelated?
569026 tn?1216985893 It made me shake <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my eye twitch, so I dropped it <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> went back to the Wellbutrin/<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> combo. Eventually that combination caused anxiety, so now I'm down to just the Wellbutrin.
Avatar n tn I have been on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> for 18 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it is a wonder drug for me, for without I wouldn't be able to cope. I have been diagnosed with schizophrenia but my quality of life is excellent as I respond to the medication well. It takes roughly 6 weeks to truely kick in properly and I don't have any side affects. I also don't have any problems in my sex life either unlike some other medications which could pose a problem in this area.
Avatar f tn I started taking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span> this weekend with my Lamictal <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I was a stoned out wierdo all weekend! I wasn't sure if it was the Abilify, but I didn't take the dosage last night (I started at the daytime and switched to night because I was so sleepy!! - my pdoc told me to do that if it happened), and when it left my system, the fog lifted. I swear my husband told me that I looked stoned all weekend.
Avatar m tn I have used both zoloft <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prozac</span> in the past <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> they both worked really well for me. Zoloft seemed to have fewer side effects though. I am on zoloft now along with wellbutriin and Abilify. The wellbutrin helps with the fatigue from the zoloft. My doc also has me on a very low dose of Abilify which has helped tremendously and allows me to stay on a lower dose of the zoloft and wellbutrin. Unfortunately for me it takes a combo to take away my depression/axniety but it works so I do it.
5377229 tn?1367106540 Sister having horrible reactions during withdrawl from cymbalta <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>Abilify</span>. What can she do to help herself? She w as taken off both on Wednesday and put on prozac. Can she use tylenol for the headache? Someone told her it is not safe to do. Another person suggested melatonin. Is that safe? She is bi polar and has gained over 100 lbs on these meds over the last 6 years. This is ridiculous! Will she gain on prozac also? What is wrong with these psychiatrists, anyway?