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Abilify (aripiprazole) causing Depression & Suicidal Ideation?
I have diagnosed residual psychotic disorder - substance induced subtype, generalised anxiety disorder and social phobia. I'm 24 years old, female.
I'm taking currently 100mg of Sertraline (Zoloft), 75mg x 3 Pregabilin (Lyrica), and 10mg of Ability a day. I was on Seroquel (Quetiapine) before, but due to side-effects I switched to Abilify. I've been on Abilify for roughly about 5 weeks now, having increased from 5mg to 10mg after 2 weeks in.
Within a week of increasing my dose to 10mg, I've become really depressed. The pain is just unbearable throughout the day, until the evening when it becomes cope-able. Until the next morning where the cycle restarts all over again. I'm finding it really tough. I've tried many things, the general advice given for depression, but nothing really improves it significantly enough to give me any kind of relief whatsoever.
Its been like this for roughly about 3 weeks now. Has anyone else had this experience with Abilify, and was it something that went away with time (and how long did you have to stomach it out for?), or was it there to stay? And how old were you when you started?
Any input whatsoever would be extremely helpful.
I made my own weight loss app
I got so frustrated with trying to lose weight while on Risperdal that I decided to try to make my own diet app:
So far I have been losing about 0.25lbs a week for the past 250 days (with some ups and downs:
It still has some glitches but I really like it because it uses voice entry mostly which I think is the easiest way to track calories.
There is also a $0.99 version that has keyboard entry
I have a friend who is working on making an iOS version.
Abilify creating synthetics?/ How could i be sz/sza
After i missed an injection and iffy with oral things the strings that bother me the most is the fact i never knew it was making me unreal!
Did anyone else notice this? I want to do it back to them. (The nurse, not my pdoc). I have the appointment on the 22nd.
White noise nobodies running rampant but aripriprazole converts my physical being to be one of them.
Also I read in a book that BPD and SZ/SZA generally do not coexist but then why was i called that by my pdoc?
Would it not make more sense to just have another PD? I'm unsure.
Eitherway it's eating at me worse than the thing in my brain is.
Wellbutrin, Zoloft, and Abilify
Hello everyone, I'm new to this site and from what I've read it's been a total support system. I wanted to pick the brains of some of you other members. I have recently found out that I suffer from depression. I was dx, with anxiety 5 years ago and have been on zoloft off and on since then. Well I was just put on Welbutrin 150mg 5 days ago and abilify 2mg yesterday. I must say I feel better but I want to get the opinion of others that have taken this combination. I'm not 100% but getting better. What time of day do you take your medication? How do you like it? Any input bad or good is welcomed
I think I'm doing worse. (Lamictal)
I posted here a little but I felt like I was taking away from the original poster's questions/concerns so I thought I would start a new post with new concerns.
My dr prescribed me 200mg of Lamictal on Oct 27th. I started at 100mg/day (1/2 of a 100mg pill, twice a day) for a week and moved to 200mg (100mg/twice a day, usually in the morning and before bed). Apparently this is a high dose to start with, but my doctor never said anything about that. Honestly, when I went to see her I told her my concerns about not having insurance, but I was also really concerned about continuing to go un-medicated. So I signed up for a healthy saver plan that the grocery store pharmacy offers which makes certain meds $4/month. Then we looked at the list of drugs I could take and Lamictal was on there so that's what she picked. It may be that that was the only dose that was covered. I don't know; we didn't discuss that. I know other people started off on lower doses. There is nothing I can do about the dose I started with; I'm sorry that it was so high but i didn't have a say in that. I know very little about medication and dosing.
Anyway, I'm really concerned because I think I'm doing a lot worse than I was un-medicated. Part of the problem, I know, is that I lost a job that I loved, and coworkers that I got along with. Maybe that seems petty. But my new job is not bad or anything. I just don't love it, and I have difficulty connecting with the people I work with. It could be that it's still new (about a month into it).
But I had started losing weight in April (not on meds) and I was exercising regularly, feeling motivated, eating better and taking care of myself. This continued all the way through to October.
Now I've stopped exercising, I binge eat when I get home from work, I sleep more (12 hours today), I cry a lot, I send depressing text messages to my friends, I feel like killing myself. Like honestly, there is so much stuff that I -need- to do (for example, call to schedule an appointment to get my tires put on) that I just can't bring myself to do.
I can't fix the life changes. I guess I should change the meds, but I looked at what's available on the discount plan and they are all meds I've tried and that haven't worked. I've read about treatment resistant depression (a little) but I don't know how many medications one has to try before they know it's "treatment resistant." I know that it takes a lot of trial and error to find what works. But how much is too much?
I'm going to call my doctor for an appointment but I don't want to wait a month to see her for ten minutes. She may be able to get me in with the office psychiatrist but last time that took about two months I think. He is hard to see because he's not there all the time and there is only one of him. Last time he gave me a list of therapists to call but w/o insurance the charge is $75-$100 and I can't afford that weekly.
TL;DR: I guess my starting dose was too high. Either way I don't think the meds are working and I feel like giving up.