Abilify and ritalin

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Avatar f tn this helps you bear the struggle and the journey ahead. i would say stop the ritalin, of course ask your pdoc beforehand.
Avatar f tn My doctor put me on Ritalin for listlessness, depression and attention/motivation problems. I also use diet [high protein, no carbs or sugars] and meditation. The Ritalin worked for a while, but now is not working as well and I cannot up the dose because I get heart palpitations and eye tics. When I try to go off the Ritalin I feel suicidal. I feel trapped. I have always thought that Ritalin was destructive to the brain over time.
5877513 tn?1375918602 It's a site specifically geared towards meds, and they have an entire forum section devoted to Abilify. And they have people who know a fair amount about the neurotransmitters.
Avatar n tn my doctor has prescrbed Ritalin as a replacement for anti depressant mediction and it seems to be working effectively. i am on 20mg ritalin 15mg abilify and 1500mg lithium----this combo of drugs seems to be controlling the illness!
334998 tn?1197948353 Hi everyone, I would appreciate a response from anyone who can help. I too take Wellbutrin and Focalin XR (Ritalin). I just started taking Abilify and it worked fantastic and very quickly on my depression symptoms for about a week. Now, I'm back to my usual depressed, irritable, angry self. I am so discouraged and sick of trying all these meds. Why would my doc have me on all these stimulants??? He doesn't want to try me on Adderall because I am a recovering alcoholic.
Avatar n tn No history of bedwetting as a child. I take abilify (3yrs.), paxil (10yrs.), lorepazam (10yrs.), ritalin (5mo.), and ambien (1yr.). History of frequent UTI's (about 3-4x per year), and kidney infections (about 4 in lifetime). About 2 years ago I started having nighttime incontinence, and I was suspicious of abilify as a potential cause.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn My 12 year old son is Bipolar and ADHD. He is on Adderall XR, Abilify, Zyprexa, and Clonidine. I have read that the Adderall can make the bipolar symptoms worsen. At this time, he is completely out of control, stealing, lying, fighting, and failing school. He is getting into fights at school and at home. He is deffiant and disrespectful to everyone he is in contact with. What med combination is best for a child with both disorders?
Avatar m tn Well how did they affect you when you were on them? If they caused problematical side effects that could not be mitigated and you discontinued them with your psychiatrist's supervision I can't say they won't occur again. Why weren't you able to tolerate them?
Avatar f tn He did not see me when I had 3 SEVERELY psychotic episodes all within about two years before I finally was put on an antipsychotic Zyprexa 7 to 8 years ago which worked like a charm. However, I am now on Abilify at 45 mg. and Lamictal 100mg. for now. I am curious as to why he seems to be so insistent about the ADD because every other doctor I have ever been to has without a doubt diagnosed me with schizophrenia.
Avatar f tn I was most upset since I have been morbidly obse most of my life, BUT I did not want my kids to suffer, so they ate healthier foods and were never fat till the meds. At present my daughter uses Abilify for bipolar and my son also uses it for his illness. It does not seem to make them gain weigh, most expensive medication but it does wonders. Good luck. The best way to stop wanting more food is to cut all carbs . On the 4th day u will not be hungary. Fruit, puffed rice ceareal , potato ok.
Avatar f tn i am working full time and have two children and very loving and wonderful parnter but stil battle energy levels. I would say lack of energy is the main contributing factor to alot of my behavioural issues and mental anxiety.
Avatar m tn Meds work but unless you work with your doctors you wont get there - If you are taking meds that make you exhausted, numb or tired or have other side effects you need to speak to your doctor and work with them - trusting a doctor to know the right meds is a crapshoot and if its a family doctor then youre taking a risk - ive seen too many GP's diagnosing everything from schizophrenia and BP as ADHD and giving ritalin to patients and ive seen (and this is my local GP here) one who has over 75% o
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Adderall and Ritalin will make moods worse without a Mood Stabiliser - they can cause mania in Bipolars (along with a slew of side effects including death in some cases..
Avatar n tn My son is on Abilify for anger and rage, concerta for focus and prozac for anxiety and the pdoc increased his dosage on all 3 within the past week. He is still having issue focusing in school and although he has always had shaky hands, it seems to be worse the past few days. I am concerned that maybe the meds. I have a call into the doctors office but have not yet received a call back on this yet.
Avatar n tn I took Wellbutrin for over a year and did not have any problems. Everyone is different and of course a lot depends on your health history. I only took the smaller dose as the higher dose turned me into a crazy woman. I just felt so uptight and my kids could get under my skin very easily. Good luck with it. I hope it helps you the way you need it to.
2211548 tn?1517715964 i went to 10 mg today as directed by dr. and that is suppose to continue & well be adding lamotrigine & ritalin on next appt, which is the 9th i believe. so about a week. the abilify has been great in calming down myemotions and mood fluctuations... not 100% at 5 mg... but maybe closer to 100% with the 5 mg increase to 10. id say the 5 mg helped me calm down 50% & this 10 will probably help 75 - 100 % lets hope.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have been on Effexor XR for 3 years and I have gained about 40-50pounds, most when my dose was increased to 225, now I am on 75mg b/c I'm getting ready to wean off the medicine in a couple of weeks,and I haven't lost anything yet. My eating habits have not changed and I exercise. I have always been underweight and I could eat whatever I wanted...I'm only 26 years old...I know my metabolism has changed some, but not enough to pack on 40 pounds.
Avatar m tn Then I switched to Ritalin. About the 2nd grade is when I started taking Concerta in the morning and Ritalin around noon. I don't know what dose of Ritalin I took. It was the little yellow pill. The Concerta was probably 36mg which gradually increased to 56mg and finally 72mg in about 7th or 8th grade. Some where in that time frame I also started to take Abilify which was at some point increased from 5mg to 7.5mg. By the time I was a senior in high school, I was still on all 3 medications.
Avatar n tn Once she felt better, she got back on the Adderoll/Zoloft rollercoaster and off the Abilify and Serouquel. She is also bulemic and purges after every meal. She's been to the hospital 3x for extremely low potassium (sweats, palpitations, nasea and diziness). My question is how the Adderol and Zoloft interact with the Bipoar I condition and the bulemia. Thanks.
2211548 tn?1517715964 loads of different meds, different cocktails, years of failings, falling off the wagon, climbing back on and taking the wheel and crash over and over. hospitalizations, many doctors, psychs, therapist...well, its official - its bipolar disorder. i knew it all allng, but didnt want to admit it and as long as no one was shoving that diagnosis down my throat i was fine with denying the possibility...
2211548 tn?1517715964 loads of different meds, different cocktails, years of failings, falling off the wagon, climbing back on and taking the wheel and crash over and over. hospitalizations, many doctors, psychs, therapist...well, its official - its bipolar disorder. i knew it all allng, but didnt want to admit it and as long as no one was shoving that diagnosis down my throat i was fine with denying the possibility...
Avatar n tn 00 P.M he take .5 clonidine and 10 of Ritalin. At bedtime he takes .5 of clonidine and 10 of Abilify. Most evenings he is so tired he wants to go to bed by 7:00 or 7:30. Can this be a result of all of this medication?
Avatar m tn He doesn't smile and always so serious. Try an experiment and didn't give him the meds in the morning and took him to his game and he was smiling and actually having conversation with his teammates, it broke my heart seeing that.... But I also then saw him getting very upset quicker and stomping and kicking..... So that was my experiment. Does this medication change their personality.....
889551 tn?1416188083 He mentioned Strattera (but he said he didn't feel that it worked), Adderall, and Ritalin. I'm currently on abilify and wellbutrin for depression and these meds, along with adderall and ritalin lower the seizure threshold. I don't have seizures, but I'm a bit hesitant to take these meds together as there is a drug interaction between them. My questions is has Strattera worked for anyone here? And has anyone ever been on wellbutrin and adderall or ritalin?
Avatar f tn There, he was taken off of the stimulant and put on Abilify and Mood Disorder NOS was added to his diagnosis. Now, 2 years later, the behavior, impulsiveness, defiance hasn't gotten much better. We've now been a new drug for about 2 weeks and I've noticed a small change for the better. (And yes, we've spent endless amounts of money on therapy). My advice to you is this...
1327042 tn?1274935502 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.
585414 tn?1288944902 I know a lady on another forum who was on lamictal and abilify. she said she was tense after a while and her pdoc changed abilify to seroquel. since then i hear from her sporadically but she seems ok.
Avatar n tn Its just most of the medications out in the next few years (including one potential this year) are clinically similar to Abilify so they have the same effects of akathesia and long term effects of tardive dykinesia and diabetes (less of a risk than others but still on the warning label, someone I knew got it).