Lamictal - gave me akathisia, sent me into a mixed state, and gave me violent/scary intrusive thoughts for all of the first two weeks. I got a smaller taste of it each time I went up with the dose, and the higher I went, the more prone to mania I seemed, and the more tinnitus I got. The intrusive thoughts/impulses/fears (OCD-esque symptoms, basically) have stuck around, too. And to make matters even weirder, decreasing the dose causes constant suicidal ideation (but not depression) and a sense that I'm dreaming, that nothing is real. It's a really bad combo, and is largely the reason I haven't tapered off of it yet. I also get acne, slight cognitive dulling, and random little rashes from it, but that's fairly normal I guess.
Abilify - gave me Parkinson's-like symptoms (terrible shaking, some muscle stiffness, tremor, etc.), some twitching (including in my lips!), I couldn't concentrate on anything to save my life, AND it made me immediately hypomanic. Not anxious, no akathisia, just hypomania and movement issues galore. I was on it for four days. (Edit: Ahhh, I almost forgot! The first two days, I had the hiccups of death and nausea. But they went away. As a plus, I finally learned how to stop even the most resilient of hiccups, for real!)
Other side effects haven't been too strange, I guess. Trazodone gave me headaches and dizziness the first week or so, but nothing now. Lithium gives me a slight tremor, increased thirst/urination, spotty memory, acne, elevated TSH, and (weirder) may or may not have something to do with my current swollen lymph nodes (they've been like this for over a month, and they're the higher ones, under my jaw). It also messed with my vision the first few weeks.
Oh, and it's not exactly a psych med, but hydromorphone (6-8 times stronger than morphine?) makes me (hypo?)manic, and most opiates have weird or minimal effects on me. And both haldol and benadryl make my mother hallucinate.
Edited by tinypunx, 21 December 2013 - 11:58 AM.
current dx: bipolar type I with mixed states, psychotic features, and ultra rapid cycling
past dx (made at age 8): ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder, chronic depression, night terrors (from ages 0-12)
current rx: oxcarbazepine 450mg, lamotrigine 75mg, trazodone 100mg, alprazolam 0.5mg prn
current supplements: multivitamin, vitamin D 5,000 IU
past rx: aripiprazole, lithium citrate, levetiracetam, bupropion
past supplements: omega-3s, zinc, melatonin