Does abilify give you energy

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526311 tn?1229289930 Abilify is terrible if you have a high heart rate already. That'll probably send the odd insomiatic person through the roof. I take 10mg with 250/500mg depakote. It's advised only to be taken in the morning after breakfest.and to do so light exercise or meditation to help burn down that excessive energy as your mind and body tries to draw focus earlier on the day rather then later. I admittedly had to take zoplicone for like 2 months when i first got put on abilify.
712802 tn?1274649085 I have not been having irrational or psychotic thoughts, but I have been tired a lot. The hope is that the Abilify will give me some energy without side effects. I'm 57 year old male and have been on pain meds for five years due to disc issues, stenosis, severe arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Has anyone else had experience with taking Cymbalta and Abilify?
1696867 tn?1312613191 I take Effexor and he did too at one time but his Pyschiatrist told him she does not like the effects of Effexor and Abilify together. His life is much better these days. I hoper you are doing better as well. Life with these mental issues we have can be the pits. I empathsize with you. Have a good day!
Avatar m tn I have been on Abilify for 2 months or so, give or take. I am not schizophrenic, Bi-Polar, or Autistic. I just suffer from Panic Attacks. My Doctor prescribed me Abilify as an enhancer for my Paxil/Xanax cocktail. Long story short, I was taking 2mg of abilify once a day. Recently My Insurance decided they were going to be the Doctor and my funding for the Abilify ran out. I am not going to pay $543.00 for meds can't afford it and think that price is ludicrous.
Avatar f tn I take 2mg of Abilify and it's been a godsend. I have my energy, finally and I was like you, on the couch unable to do anything for months. I was diagnosed with depression but come to find out it was bipolar. I went through many meds before finding the right one, I think we all ahve been down that road. It takes time to find the right medication combo since one med usually doesn't do the trick.
Avatar n tn Also, as personal as this is, did anyone notice any sexual side effects, as in, im finding it harder to achieve orgasm. Anyway i know im rambling and thanks in advance for any and all help you give. Take Care Basha P.S Should i start taking the abilify and you think it will help lvl out the roller coaster ride i seem to be on emotionally?
Avatar n tn As for the medication it depends on whether he needs it or not and you'd have to speak to the psychiatrist more about that. If you want to know more about Abilify look up the medication website. There haven't been as many studies in the use of antipsychotics in children but some do need them. But regardless even on medication it won't put an immediate end to all of his behavioral issues so there have to be other solutions in addition to medication such as I mentioned.
2196504 tn?1351395795 Maybe don't accept fate. I had a pdoc literally tell me "There is nothing more we can do" Talk about making a person suicidal. I moved and got a new pdoc who took me off the antidepressant (which can cause or make rapid cycling worse), and tried some new meds (Trazodone, Zeldox (Geodone), and lamotrigine). That took me part of the way there. Then we tried a different med instead of the Zeldox because I was having big time fatigue issues and switched to Abilify.
Avatar f tn Also, you were taking them to give you some kind of high..even on the days you were not taking them you knew they were there. I actually believe the Tramadol withdrawals are causing your depression to worsen. But the good news is time will heal. Away from the drug, reach out to God and find a good support group (if possible). Not to belaber it but last year I was taking a mild narcotic for a sore throat (Tylenol 3)...
Avatar f tn I agree w/ Delusion in that it is environmental stuff that shapes and molds a person on how to act. Let me give you a small example about environment, probably TMI but oh well you're not my neighbor I hope!! Myself a bipolar sufferer. My husbands EX wife (strangely...
Avatar f tn he should give you a med adjustment or at least something in the short term to calm down the manic phase when it's that intense! Even something short acting to get you to a state of felling more comfortable! As for depression, my experience with that is you have to ride it out, even if they adjust the meds. But if I felt the way you describe, I get right on the phone and tell the doc how uncomfortable you're feeling. You really can't focus when you're really manic.
574118 tn?1305138884 as to cycling usually it's due to the antidepressant usually i suppose. abilify does replace the AD, although an AP but abilify is good for depression. so i would recommend to take it in the morning only. have you tried taking abilify only with xanax?
Avatar n tn What did it do to you, suppress your apetite or just made you lose weight? Please respond back if you can answer any of these questions, im in desperate need of some answers and hope ! ! Thank you.
Avatar f tn Go into any place like walmart and tell them oh by the way i have skiterfrania or bipolar they give you the look of denial and tell you NO to your face. In the mean time we have to suffer being poor and less fortunate because we have a mental illness. People never let that stop you . Get a hobby get a activity you like fpr exsample like painting pr gardening things like that and prove to the others you are better then them. Denial is only a passage of life .
439168 tn?1307935340 It was very embarrasing and it really affected my self-esteem (to the point where I stayed in the house because people would stare at me). I really hope that you find the medicine or combination that works for you. Don't give up and if the medicine is making you sick, do not be afraid to tell your doctor and switch medications. After several weeks, you probably will have a good idea about the medicine you're taking and know whether or not it's good for you. Good Luck!!
Avatar f tn Friends like you on these message boards give me the strength to go on each day, it is good to know that I am not alone with my feelings. No matter how strange or mixed up I feel, I know that I can always come here and find friends who understand what I am going through. Wishing you sunny days and happy thoughts.
585414 tn?1288944902 BUT as my psych pointed out this is a drug that should NEVER be given to bipolars and it says so on the prescriber database - had I actually taken it I would have gone dysphoric at best and suicidal at worst as its very bad for us. If you do not educate yourself you can have issues BUT that does not mean you should believe everything you read - reputable sources are resputable sources.
Avatar f tn Depakote and lithium both destroy the thyroid and that will worsen your bi polar or give you bi polar symptoms when you never had them before. Good luvk to you.
334998 tn?1197948353 Sorry for the long post but I just wanted to give you the heads up and details on how you can maintain effectiveness from your wellbutrin/ritalin combo. Whatever you choose to do.. I wish you luck my friend!
Avatar m tn yes you will have to talk to yourself to do so but if that doesnt work for you figure out something that makes you feel better some other things you can do is take a shower and clear your mind, listen to music thats soothing or even just make a private diary to get all of your feelings out i feel the same pain as you thats why im writting to you ......
918275 tn?1254072352 Depression is a killer, it takes your life away cause your are in bed for days and nights without the energy to get up, and then when you finally do get out of bed you know that it is only for a short time and you dread it cause you know without a doubt you will be back in the same boat once again. Over and over and over. My mood has stabilized. I am stable in the lowest lows. Isn't there some kind of meds to help pull you up and out of this deep dark place?
Avatar n tn Glycine is available as a compound. The pills are useless and the powdered format the best. I am the first person to recover with it as a primary antipsychotic as in the official study it is given alongside a conventional antipsychotic. Its very effective. But I, like all site members would not want to be in the position to give someone information on something that they could take without their psychiatrists's supervision.
Avatar f tn Taking Abilify for 1 week an I'm waking up at 3:00 an then sleeping again, does the eventually subside? is there a doctor out the?
Avatar f tn i fell into a deep depression after my father died and was given 1mg abilify. this combo plus time has lifted the deep dark depression. but now i have no energy or enthusiasm. i also have summer sad. this may be part of the problem. i can't deal with the heat and humity down here in orlando so i stay inside too much and i'm an outdoor person since the abilify i don't focus or concerate as well.
544292 tn?1268886268 Good Evening Lovely Tramadol Warriors! So glad you are here. So glad you are choosing to join us. This is the place to be if you want off Tramadol. Lots of love, information and empathy here!
1052851 tn?1307744760 Adel how did you give up your Xanax Did you taper it?.
1526148 tn?1295434820 I suffer from depression and anxiety and one usually follows the other and being constantly depressed and stressed can make you fly off the handle and get mad or sad easily and you said that you don't have manic episodes which I think is one of the main symptoms they look for when diagnosing someone with bipolar disorder.
1203197 tn?1265559429 and thus, letting go of some of your meds might help you to lose weight and give you back some of your energy.
1221258 tn?1267546029 There is a long waiting list and you need to see the counselor many, many times to ever get referred to him. I pick up Abilify tomorrow to add to the cocktail...don't know why, but I assume it is to life me from the depression. Sometimes I think, "just give me speed!" I could at least get something done, my Christmas tree is still up, Geez. Tomorrow is another day, and I just need to think it might be better.
520191 tn?1355639002 >>>My pdoc wants to put me on Effexor but my therapist doesn't think that's a good idea strange that your therapist understand psychiatry more than your pdoc. INDEED any AD will cause mania after a while (can take months, weeks or even a few years, the longer it takes to produce mania the more difficult to extinguish it). This question I asked here long time ago whether there exists an AD that doesn't drive you manic. Nobody came up with an answer simply because it doesn't exist.