Curious about Gedeon or Abilify
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:00 PM
Dxed: Bipolar NOS, BPD, Social Phobia/Anxiety, PCOS, mild ADD, and some OCDish tendencies.
Past Dx: Panic Disorder and Major Depression.
Poisons: Deplin 7.5mg, Topamax 25mg, Seroquel XR 600mg, Celexa 40mg, Flexeril 10mg (PRN), Wellbutrin SR 450mg, Concerta 27.5mg, Metformin 1000mg, Trileptal 900mg.
Transitioning to: Zoloft and Tegretol
Non-Rx: Multivitamin, Zinc, Omega 3s, Vitamin C, Ibuprofen etc.
Alternative treatments: DBT therapy and skills, self-soothing and distraction, social exposure (intermittent), exercise, reading. healthy diet
Abandoned: Paxil, Depakote, Effexor XR, Cymbalta, prescribed supplements (Stay Calm and Serotone), Buspar, Xanax, Valium, Lamictal, Vistaril, Tegretol, Tenuate, Phentermine
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:05 PM
Current Psychiatric Dxs ... Schizoaffective, bipolar type; Anxiety disorder, PTSD, agoraphobia
Also recovered Anorexic/Bulimic finally after 20 years.
Current meds: Provigil, Klonopin, Xanax, Naltrexone, Wellbutrin SR, Abilify, Lamictal, Prozac, Lansoprazole, Linzess, QVAR inhaler, Xopenex inhaler, Methimazole, Flonase, Propranolol, Flexeril, Zofran.
Any questions just ask
"I've learned so much from my mistakes, I think I'll make a few more."
Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:43 PM
Abilify is notorious for akathesia (I got it too with it), so you might want to keep that in mind.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:47 AM
Current Dx: Moderate autistic spectrum disorder, GAD, OCD, depression
Current Rx: Escitalopram(Lexapro) 20mg, Apriprazole(abilify) 5mg
Always happy to help when it comes to ASD. Happy posting!
Posted 08 December 2012 - 02:34 PM
Strange. I'm at 15mg and only have the akathisia part. I take Artane for that.
I take Abilify now at 5mg. It's pretty effective for managing the psychotic features part of BP. However, I was upped to 10mg during a recent hospitalization, and the side effects were really bad. Fever, muscle aches, high blood sugar (which meant cravings for sweets and a lot of drinking and peeing). But, that's just me. Every medicine affects every person differently. Keep this in mind, and just keep your pdoc updated on how you feel if it's any different from before.
Diagnosis: PTSD, Depression, Schizoid PD, OCD and Anxiety.
Meds: Abilify 15mg AM, Rivotril 0,5mg (2x), Atenolol 50mg (2x), Losartan 50mg (2x), Artane 5mg (2x), Glifage 1000mg AM, Venlift OD 150mg AM.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:32 PM
Schizoaffective disorder - bipolar type, ADHD, mathematics disorder
Effexor XR 300mg, Lamictal 200mg, Ritalin SR 20mg, propranolol 20 mg PRN
Posted 08 December 2012 - 08:29 PM
Current meds: Saphris 25mg, Latuda 40mg, Lamotrigine 250mg, Pristiq 50mg, Ativan 1mg
Posted 09 December 2012 - 01:22 AM
"I don't understand. Oh, I understand!"
Current rx: venlafaxine XR 150mg/day, quetiapine IR 300mg/day, lithium 600mg/day. Diagnosis unknown
Past rx: valproate, fluphenazine, chlorpromazine, zolpidem, risperidone, haloperidol, carbamazepine, oxcarbazepine, aripiprazole, clonazepam, perphenazine, nortiptyline, amitryptaline, trazodone, loxapine, clozapine, trifluoperazine, lorazepam WHAT THE F#&@?!?!?!
Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:42 AM
Edit: I never got akathesia at any dose.
Edited by jt07, 09 December 2012 - 10:44 AM.
Dx: Atypical MDD with anxiety, possible ADD, OCD (mostly recovered)
Rx: Citalopram (20 mg), Remeron (45 mg), Abilify (30 mg), Carbamazepine (800 mg), Lamotrigine (200 mg), Ritalin (20 mg AM, 10 mg PM)
горький осадок, но сахара не надо
Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:14 AM
I'm on abilify. I haven't yet figured out the weight gain. I ended up getting put on another med for appetite/concentration/low energy issues and that one definitively took away the appetite. But I think it might have been stronger on abilify beforehand. I probably just wasn't on it long enough to tell.
Dx: bipolar I. Some ADD symptoms, some GAD symptoms. Lots of fun.
current RXs re generics of: Ativan (0.5 mg a.m. and sometimes p.m.); WellbutrinXL (300mg a.m.); Abilify (15mgs a.m.); Adderall (5-20 mg up to twice per day....an experiment); Seroquel (25 or 50 mg) as emergency sleep med.
Also synthroid and cytomel (25 mcg each) and allergy drug.
Past Rxs: zoloft (like a sugar pill); lexapro (something nasty); seroquel; ambien; sonata (all worked at different points in time, just changed for different reasons); effexorXR (wonderful for helping to yank me out of an episode; stopped b/c it seemed to be causing some agitation); geodon (sedation issues); phentermine (helped with appetite, but not with energy, which is what I really needed it for); zyprexa (was just for sleep, and strangely it wouldn't induce it); lamictal (did wonderful anti-depressant things, stopped in order to see if it was causing lethargy).
Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:56 PM
meds: haldol (depot) latuda concerta klonopin trazodone ambien and finally cogentin
other: ECT in 2013
Posted 12 December 2012 - 02:54 AM
Dx: Bipolar I
Rx: Lithium 1200mg, Lamictal 175mg, Klonopin 1.5mg, Topamax 50mg, Risperidone 6mg
Old Dx: MDD, BPD
Old Rx: (short list) Depakote, Seroquel, Abilify, Geodon, Haldol, Buspar