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My husband takes 1200 mg lithium carbonate, abilify, Xanax, antidepressants, three blood pressure meds, and few others for acid reflux and he drinks alcohol. Over the counter sleep aids too. He was smoking marijuana every 2-3 hours before starting the abilify. I have filed for a divorce and he stopped smoking because I am fight for custody of my son.
He is manic, bipolar and I think possibly schizophrenic. I have been reading the side effects of these drugs and wonder if anyone else has taken this type if cocktail and what their experience has been.
The last time I saw him he was shaking and look “wild eyed” and was red faced (flushed). Is it likely that at the level of his meds is he walking around in a “fog” and with this regiment how long until his health is affected? He has been on blood pressure meds for 16 years, a history of 5 years on lortab, followed by a 3 year history of suboxone use and Seroquel
he has been on Xanax for 10+ years
alcohol addiction 20 years with varying degrees of use
what is his mental state likely to be with this many drugs?
he insists he does not have a problem
please help me understand his mind and what is the most likely state he is in
I’m new to this forum, so this will be my first post. I’ve found a lot of comfort reading about all of your experiences. Thank you for that!
I recently started taking abilify to control my hypomania. Started on 1.25 mg for a week, and I’ve been on 2.5 mg for little over a week now. I am extremely sensitive to medication - especially the ones acting on dopamine. I probably won’t be able to get above 2.5 mg - maybe 5 mg if I’m lucky.
If abilify doesn’t work, Lithium will be next.
My problem is... Abilify is making me hypomanic. 1.25 mg made me hypomanic for about 4 days, then it stopped. Since upping my dosage to 2.5 mg I have been hypomanic, and it doesn’t seem to end anytime soon. It’s uncomfortable activating for me. I have read about some similar experiences, BUT I haven’t read about anyone having this reaction, and then actually found relief from hypomania/mania afterwards - staying on the same low dosage.
I’m really desperate, since I’ve pretty much tried everything else and do not want to end up on lithium.
Let me know what you think! :-)))
Sarah / Denmark
I'm curious whether fellow Latuda users take it in the morning, afternoon, or night.
My pdoc took me off Seroquel and added Latuda several weeks ago. I didn't think to ask about time of day to take it, so I just assumed that I would take it at the same time of day as Seroquel. I had to take the Seroquel at bedtime, because it knocked me out.
I'm still having trouble with sleepiness on my drive to work in the mornings, like when I took Seroquel and don't know if it's the Latuda causing the tiredness or whether it's something else.
How can those of you who have been on Rexulti or Abilify the experience of akathisia? I think I am experiencing it as I cannot sit down not even for a minute without getting up and going to the other side of the room to get a cup and then walk around my house, as it almost feels uncomfortable to sit still unless I take my as prescribed xanax dose and valium together. Ambien helps with the restlessness at night obviously because it works well for my insomnia.
If you've been on other atypical anti-psychotics I would love to hear about if you have experienced or are having akathisia and please tell me more about how this symptom makes you feel and how it affects your lives. Because I feel like it is affecting my ability to do anything for a sustained period of time. Should also mention that I didn't have my ADHD medication for the last 2 weeks so might have been a small factor in the equation.
1 any experiences with akathisia
2 how did you deal with it or treat it
3 how long did it last for? did it stop when you discontinued the drug? etcetera.
4 how you would best describe it and how it felt for you, what it made you feel like you had to do or that you did or do?
5 what medication and what dosages were you on? Had you recently changed medications or dosages? etcetera
Thanks everyone!!! Can't wait to see the post and read other's experiences as well as sharing mine!