Anyone try Abilify?

Posted by godsgirl1969 @godsgirl1969, Jan 19, 2018

Looking for some feed back from people who have tried Abilify, good, bad, or ugly?

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I tried Abilify and it almost sent me to ER. I am sure that’s a rare case.

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I am on 5mg of Abilify along with 20mg of Lexapro per day. The Abilify made, for me, the Lexapro more effective. I had mild side effects when I started, mainly dizziness, but I have none presently.

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I was on abilify for awhile and it caused me to have
Suicidal thoughts.

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@desirea

I tried Abilify and it almost sent me to ER. I am sure that’s a rare case.

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@desirea

Lyrica put me in the hospital for a few days when I tried it.

Jim

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@desirea

I tried Abilify and it almost sent me to ER. I am sure that’s a rare case.

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I am sorry to hear that @jimhd.

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@desirea

I tried Abilify and it almost sent me to ER. I am sure that’s a rare case.

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@desirea, Was the almost ER visit related to thoughts you were having or some other physical symptoms?

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I have just began taking abilify for what my psych thinks, in addition to my anxiety and depression, she would add OCPD and ADHD to my diagnosis. It is causing higher blood sugar, blood pressure spikes, and an almost chronically elevated pulse rate. Has anyone experienced similar feelings and does it get better as your body adjusts to the drug?

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Hi, @gman007 — thanks for sharing your journey with Aripiprazole (abilify) so far. The side effects you mentioned would get my attention, too.

I merged your post with this other one, as members here are talking about this medication and experiences with it.

I'm hoping some members who have mentioned this medication, like @paulaselbe @jay_baruch @jimhd @lafaye @godsgirl1969 @desirea @jess123 @lilgrizz, might join in and comment about whether they, too, had higher blood sugar, blood pressure spikes and elevated pulse rate with this medication.

Has your doctor weighed in at all about these side effects so far, @gman007?

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Yes, I did try Abilify and I felt so bad mentally that I almost went to ER, it was that bad.

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I ended up with serotonin syndrome…

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@lisalucier

Hi, @gman007 — thanks for sharing your journey with Aripiprazole (abilify) so far. The side effects you mentioned would get my attention, too.

I merged your post with this other one, as members here are talking about this medication and experiences with it.

I'm hoping some members who have mentioned this medication, like @paulaselbe @jay_baruch @jimhd @lafaye @godsgirl1969 @desirea @jess123 @lilgrizz, might join in and comment about whether they, too, had higher blood sugar, blood pressure spikes and elevated pulse rate with this medication.

Has your doctor weighed in at all about these side effects so far, @gman007?

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Thanks Lisa, she wanted me to definitely not increase my abilify and if these side effects do not ease up, we will try something else. She also wants a report every couple of days. She also made a change to my benzo script short term as I came off klonopin much too fast. On my next visit, she is gonna do a DNA swab to see if that points us to a medication that would be better suited to me for my depression. I will update as time goes by.

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@lafaye

I was on abilify for awhile and it caused me to have
Suicidal thoughts.

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@lafaye Abilify did the same to me as well as serotonin syndrome. I was told to give my body time to adjust. Being the compliant patient-All I really need now is an attitude adjustment and some VERY good headphones to obliterate noise pollution.
I am sorry this medication did this to you. Thank you for stating thus as it is reassuring to know I was not the only one with suicidal thoughts with Abilify. This was in 2008, but I remember that medicinal induced nightmare. Being repetitive-we are not all wired the same.

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