Abilify for racing thoughts

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1742269 tn?1315385233 I'm on Lamictal (200mg) and Abilify (5mg). I've been on dozens of med combos, and this one has definitely worked the best for me. I don't notice any side effects from the Abilify, but I know a few people who get minor/more tolerable side effects, such as dry mouth... I was very assertive with my pdoc when I told him I DID NOT want to be on any medications that would cause weight gain, as I am also recovering from an ED.
Avatar f tn I dont think Abilify works for depression alone. I ran out of my effexor xr (antidepressant) and only took my abilify and was a real mess for a week.. It was as if i werent taking anything. The abilify doesnt work alone in my case. Its only a booster pill, so to speak. I was tearful and restless without my antidepressant. However that could have been withdrawal or something.
1571920 tn?1295835052 i suffer from racing thoughts though i was diagnosed with schizophrenia when i was 15 i dont hallucinate and i dont see or hear things outside my head but inside my head i hear murmuring voices music and someone who is talking to me all the time. sometime i have like to ... [More] urettes fits when my mind races too much my arms and legs jerk. i sometimes find it hard to see the difference between reality and fiction as in emotions.
Avatar f tn I took Abilify for almost a year for Bipolar Disorder II, both in combination with Lithium and on it's own. When I was on the Abilify alone, I noticed uneasyness and racing thought, similar to what cowgirlnerd said. I felt more hypomanic than usual, so I suppose it had kind of an "upper" effect for me. When used in combination with the Lithium, I felt much more balnanced and steady.
Avatar n tn We have tried every medication I can thing of and nothing has even slowed the racing thoughts down in the slightist. Abilify, srequel, welbutrin, lithium, xanax, prozac.......I am currently takink Lithium again (600mg) depicote (800mg) and hakdol(5mg). I am very anxious all the time. very anxious. My nerves are shot, so to speak. Could this cause the racing thoughts? I am also dealing with some depression although it is not the catastrophic kind I suffered from in the early 90's.
Avatar n tn I thought I was evil, straight from hell for thinking what I was thinking. I only had these behaviors and thoughts when I was manic. I was relieved to find out they were a result of the mania, that I wasn't a horrible person, and when I finally stop resisting them I found that they eventually were no longer part of my manias. I get a taste of obsessing now and again, but it isn't all consuming and I don't feel guilty.
Avatar n tn My doc put me on Abilify, I just started this morning. Does anyone take abilify for OCD? Does it work for them? I am also on Zoloft and Xanax, but my racing thoughts have my depression has resurfaced. Does anyone with OCD have anyother suggestions for medications for OCD? Thanks.
Avatar f tn HI I have been on 5 mg of abilify since jan 20 09,doing so much better,but still some racing thoughts so my dr told me to up by 2 mg so total pf 7 mg for 1 week to see if i like it better if it controls my thinking its like my mond dont shut off,,,,im scared of the upping it because the last couple days and i just upped iy tonight my blood pressure has been lower ans im hot all the time,,,,dont know if the abilify would cause this after being on it since jan 20....anyone ever upped it befpre..
Avatar f tn I have very mild heart ischemai and was put on abilify for racing thoughts and depression..im kinda scaed because there is a warnig that abilify could cause low blood pressure in people with know heart problems,..
1221258 tn?1267546029 I just changed from Abilify to Geodon because I had ill effects with Abilify. I felt stoned all of the time and had terrible racing thoughts. Good luck on your new cocktail though, I hope it works well!! It all affects us differently. You should talk to your pdoc regarding any concerns.
1011752 tn?1269245119 The increase in Abilify should help out and I hope things work out for you. I ended up stopping the Abilify because it made me gain 7 pounds in 2 weeks. Well, it made me hungry enough to eat enough to gain that much. I've already got a bit of a weight problem so I figured the risks didn't outweigh the positives. It wasn't really working with my mania anyway. I am curious about the Lithium. Is it scary to be on such a high dose? I know the risks are pretty extensive.
Avatar f tn I was taken off but the severity of the anxiety was too much to handle. I have been on antidepressants for years. I have had manic episodes before. The last one was brought on by stress. The mania I experience has the effects of insomnia, racing thoughts, and severe depression. I have felt hyper and excited before but not at all to the point of spending sprees, multiple partners, anger, ect. The last time my mania hit was due to the stresses of a new job.
Avatar n tn I have been on abilify for 18 months and 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 Go up to 50mg in another week. Down to approx 1.5mg Abilify now. Feel HORRIBLE. Also on Zoloft 100mg. Having racing thoughts, anxiety, mood swings, bone pain and sweats. From what I’ve read, this is Abilify withdrawal. Do I just have to feel awful until Lamictal dose is high enough to be therapeutic? Thanks!!
Avatar f tn I was taken off but the severity of the anxiety was too much to handle. I have been on antidepressants for years. I have had manic episodes before. The last one was brought on by stress. The mania I experience has the effects of insomnia, racing thoughts, and severe depression. I have felt hyper and excited before but not at all to the point of spending sprees, multiple partners, anger, ect. The last time my mania hit was due to the stresses of a new job.
Avatar f tn Look, from what I gather from my readings and participation in many forums across the world, you wouldn't need to test more than either lamictal, seroquel or abilify. These 3 are the best for your case. The 1st AC for depression. The 2nd is antimanic and a moderate MS. The 3rd is AP atypical like the 2nd but a 2nd generation stabilizing the dopamine instead of supressing it.
Avatar m tn Today I went back to my dr and he started me on Fetzima. He says it's new on the market but shows a lot of promise for Major Depressive Disorder. I am his first patient on it. It is so new, in fact, that I am having trouble finding forums such as this where I can ask others' experiences with it. Even my pharmacist doesn't have any useful info on it; he has only had one other customer so far to get a script filled for it.
Avatar m tn do they help the manic state,,and mania thoughts?? i was on seraquil for 2 yrs it helped me sleep good but not really nothing threw the day on it..i cant take it anymore due to raise in heart rate..please help me in any way you can??
Avatar f tn From what I know Abilify and Geodon are weight neutral medications.
874521 tn?1424120397 so I am just a very worried mother here trying to understand if anyone has been there and if this combination of meds has worked for them successfully.....does it stop those racing thoughts and anxiety????????????????
Avatar n tn i ended up sobbing uncontrollably for 3 1/2 hrs post the post ..called my doc..one on call i don't care for and she suggested quit tx for 2 weeks then start over..sent me to er crisis center...i told her to shove it..you can;t make me quit..bet she loves me...went to er and waited 4 hours to be seen by a very caring guy working in crisis center. assured me i have ducks in order and 4th person to ask if bi-polar? denial is a dangerous thing..
2996663 tn?1374172676 There are always thoughts racing through my head, and even when i sleep i dont think they stop, i think my brain just interprets them into my dreams and i end up with weird scrambled dreams that i can barely make sense of. why am i always confused, why cant i sort my thoughts out, about the world, this life, everything. I dont even know how to explain it all i know is it drives me crazy not being able to relax my mind. I wish i could crawl in a hole and hide from reality.
Avatar f tn I'm hyper sensitive to every change in my body and I believe i am having reactions or side effects when it actuality it's probably nothing. MYSTICMOON... I got off abilify and lamictal exactly for the reasons you mentioned. I got terrified of the side effects. Abilify just didn't seem to work for me (but I wasn't on it for very long) and i got scared with the lamictal although it did seem to have some good effects. I started getting headaches on it that I never get.
1011752 tn?1269245119 Back in the middle of July, I started noticing manic-type symptoms of decreased need for sleep, hypersexuality, agitation, irritability, wanting to spend money, coming up with big plans, racing thoughts, taking risks (like while driving), and no appetite. There hasn't been any psychosis. I have been hospitalized for mania twice, and this episode is starting out similar to those.
Avatar n tn that she gave me last night, and I couldn't sleep, and my heart was racing more than ever (not sure if anxiety can be a side effect of Abilify). I know that there aren't many options for mood stablizers that don't cause weight gain. So I'm looking for your experiences. Also, I'm curious about hair loss. I did have hair loss on lamictal, and more now with Topamax.
Avatar f tn it made me really dizzy and I could tell it was doing something to my blood pressure (either too low or too fast I couldn't tell) It helped tremendously in calming me down and getting my brain straightened out and it stopped the racing thoughts for me. When I first started it, it knocked me out and it took a couple of weeks to adjust to the sleepiness. Oh yeah it made me jaw tense up also. But it was definitely worth it.
Avatar n tn Does anyone know a drug that works well with Pexeva and Lithium? My biggest problems are racing thoughts and anxiety when I am off of the Seroquel. Help!
447130 tn?1225474466 I'm on Abilify plus other Bi-Polar meds and my Psychiastrist told me that Abilify starts working almost right away it's fast acting.
874521 tn?1424120397 really the only symptom he has and has had for years is a racing mind can't stop the racing thoughts.....so he gets very little sleep. he has been on and off seroquel for a couple of years, that does stop the racing however it knocks him out completely...he works 12 hr shifts and has to take soon as he gets home just so he is able to function and get back to work 12 hrs later. My question is this a temporary thing until it builds up in his system? a real tough spot either NO sleep or TO MUCH...
Avatar m tn Did you see a Psychiatrist for your evaluation, or a General Practitioner? Like MonkeyC listed, you need more than just "racing thoughts" to qualify for Bipolar. If you are concerned you might be Bipolar, try researching Cyclothymia. Cyclothymia is a less severe form of Bipolar, and one of the symptoms for it is racing thoughts. But when in doubt talk to a Psychiatrist, they are more qualified to diagnose and treat mental disorders.