Abilify and twitching

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1240654 tn?1268321115 I mix seroquel and abilify without issued only the Abilify has finally gotten my appetite under control and im losing weight Seroquel causes weight gain but nothing like the weight gain with Zyprexa.
526901 tn?1216337827 A brightening from depression indeed has happened, more energy and mental alertness, but this ache twitching and feeling agitated is ruining the beneficial effects. Does this twitching ease off and if so after how long? Seems it doesn't by what I read, so I may reduce to 2.5mg , a quarter of my 10mg tablet. Fingers crossed.
Avatar m tn I took Abilify for some days and now i feel twitching in my forehead. It is not painful but it makes unfocused when trying to study. Are there any treatments? The psychiatrist who gave me Abilify said it would go away by itself but it's been over a week now and is still there.
Avatar f tn I've been on abilify and lexapro for bipolar depression and I have random twitches all over my body. Plus it's not helping with the depression. The mood swings have gotten better but even Getting out of bed is hard. Like a heavy weight dragging me down. Any suggestions on what to do?
1221258 tn?1267546029 I've just had Abilify added to my cocktail of Lamictal and Clonazepam, hoping that it is going to lift me out of the current depression. Basic not wanting to get off the couch, go out, brush my teeth, talk on the phone, get out of my nightgown, and feelings of hopelessness. ( standard depression stuff ) Just, this has gone on a long, long time. I only get up, bathed and dressed if I have an appointment out of the house. Otherwise, it's me and the dog. That's it.
Avatar f tn I followed the doctor's regiments and titrated off of my meds slowly and feel fine with the exception of the twitching and the sleeping panic. Please help with any suggestions, I really don't want to go back on any meds, for both my sake and the baby's. I have tried calming techniques like deep breathing and once I am awake, I am usually able to ride the wave of anxiety in a successful manner.
Avatar f tn But I started twitching and it was getting worse. It was in my tongue and lips and in random places all over my body.
Avatar f tn Now I have a script for Concerta to replace the Vyvanse, I am just waiting on insurance's prior authorization. I am still on the Prozac and am back on Abilify. The twitching slowly subsided, as did the eye pain, nausea, and dizziness. Before it stopped, however, in addition to the twitching, I was making noises that I was not intending to make, I was just uttering monosyllabic sounds for no reason. It was a little bit scary.
Avatar f tn I've been taking Abilify for about 3 years now, and it's the only med I'm on now, and it seems to be working fine. I used to be on Depakote, but I gained about 50 lbs, so my doctor took me off of it and upped my Abilify. I take 30 mg a day. I'm scared after a few years I'll develop the twitching and muscle stifftness ( tardive dyskensia ) but I've resolved not to live in fear of it. Abilify has worked for me now, so I recommend it.
Avatar n tn I have seen 3 Neurologists (two of which at Universty of Penn) and my primary doctor and all have told me that I suffer from anxiety and to see a psycologist. The twitching has not stopped and I am noticing I wake at night to numbness in my forearms that eventually goes away.
Avatar n tn Also, upon waking from sleep I have noticed my eyes have been twitching and rolling, back and forth. Ive had a CT Scan,a MRI, and multiple blood tests. Everything came back normal, the only exception was the antibodies with my thyroid. My TSH levels are still fine, but my thyroid is enlarged and slowly being killed by the antibodies. I am seeing a endocrynologis in 3 weeks. I have seen and opthalmologist and a optometrist, both said my eyes are fine.
Avatar n tn 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).
Avatar n tn Most of the time I Feel like I´m going crazy, and feel like i´m alone even if i´m not. My eyes won´t stop twitching, and parts of my body tend to move without me thinking about it, which I think are muscle spams. I´m sensitive to an extreme, I cry about anything. I came to another country thinking this issues would go away, but will be returning to the u.s. soon. What do you recommned when I get back to the u.s ?
Avatar m tn I feel horrible, no energy, have the Heebie-jeebies I am twitching, no appetite am constipated and again, I HAVE NEVER FELT SO POORLY. That's not all but you get the picture. I am scared, this is the brain they are messing with and the doc switched me to Cymbals and told me to stop Ability. Which I did after only 1 pill. 1 pill 6 days ago and still feel rotten. Has this happened to anyone, if so, can I expect this to go away anytime soon.
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar n tn //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.
599945 tn?1240385954 I will light a candle for you and your daughter and I'm sending you some Fairy Dust to keep you and yours emotionally safe.
Avatar f tn anyways I have irritability, anger, mild depression, hypomania, am very figity, have sleeping problems...I've tried abilify (caused too much muscle twitching and about 10lbs of weight gain but worked extremely well) also only was on 1 miligram when it was working -half a pill. I've been told I may metabolize pills differently so small doses to my body are larger. I also took Lamictal or however you spell it and I got a rash so I quit that.
Avatar f tn Deplin seems to be an anti-depressant booster, and Abilify could cause the twitching. It does take a while for it to get out of the system. If after a month off the drugs, and the twitching is still there, you migh want to consult with a psychiatrist.
Avatar m tn The main concern about taking these two meds together is that Abilify(an anti-psychotic) can increase the side effects of Wellbutrin. However, I currently take both these meds to treat my bipolar disorder, but I believe the dose I'm taking for Abilify(7.5 mgs a day) is low enough not to cause too much interaction. Of course people react differently to all meds so this may not be the case in your situation.
Avatar n tn I was prescribed Topamax along with an appetite suppressant (Adipex) for weight loss a bit over a year ago and stopped taking them after two and a half months. I did not lose all of the weight I had wanted to, but most of it. I had gained 55 pounds while on Paxil over the course of two and a half years. By taking a combination of the two medicines, I lost 22 pounds the first month, 10 pounds the second month, and 8 pounds the first half of the third month.
Avatar n tn has anyone on abilify developed eye twitching and what did you do. also has anyone developed hight blood sugars from seroquel and what did you do about it. i've been on this combo for 2 months and felt great---------then the side effects happened. i was switched to saphris to replace the abilify-------------anyone have info on this drug-----------------and lunstra and trazodone to replace the seroquel for sleep i don't feel well. i feel like i have a stomach flu.
Avatar n tn Side effects listed for Risperdal include - Aggressive behavior, agitation, anxiety, stiffness or weakness of the arms or legs, tic-like or twitching movements, trembling and shaking of the fingers and hands, trouble sleeping, and twisting body movements. The site said to, "Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking risperidone:" talking about those mentioned above. From - http://www.drugs.com/sfx/risperdal-side-effects.
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.
1155813 tn?1336777869 I have been taking Zoloft, Wellbutrin, and Clonazepam for quite awhile. I was on Seroquel for about a year, but I developed the twitching side effects which have not gone away despite not taking the meds anymore. The doc put me on Abilify, but I asked to stop it because it was way too expensive (over $600 a month) and made me nauseated. Now I am on Pristiq, I don't feel like it's doing any better. I am gaining weight pretty fast and I need to change things so I can hopefully reverse it.
599945 tn?1240385954 abilify caused twitching, restless leg, face doing it's own thing, tremors, heartburn, inability to think of words i needed. all stopped since i stopped it and took kamedrin for a week to get rid of symptoms. am to pick up ltryptophan tomorrow! worst of all it doesn't come under free meds so have to find money i don't have to get it. am feeling so bad at the moment just trying to stay alive minute by minute that to be honest i wouldn't mind death being a side effect.
Avatar m tn Talk to your doctor. I think I had twitching from Abilify. Maybe the combination of drugs are causing it?
Avatar m tn The medication was effecting his motor skills, his reaction time was very slow, like his reaction in the game was horrible, and he had alot of twitching and tics... He is now back on strattera and abilfy... He is doing great in school straight "A".. still hyper.... The only thing is that when on this medication don't know which one is it but it affect his personality..... He doesn't smile and always so serious.
Avatar n tn after 1 year of different combos i finally found seroquel and abilify with ativan and lexapro worked well for me. then the side effects hit. abilify and eye twitching. they did a b12 level on me cause research shows low b12 can also cause eye twitching. seroquel caused my bood sugars to go high but i have a strong family history of type 2 diabetes. any way. i was switched to a new drug saphris which i can find little info on and trazodone for sleep.