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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.
Anybody on Latuda? I feel like I need a higher dose...
I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 in January and was started on Latuda 20mg and Lamictal 25. It got better almost instantly but in February I started feeling angry and snappy. I felt like I was having a relapse but not into the depression. Pdoc doubled both my meds and I smoothed out again. Here comes March and I slid into something so scary I didn't know what to do. I would burst out crying for no reason. I felt like someone was holding my head underwater and I couldn't breath. The walls felt like they were closing in on me and I didn't want to be inside my house. I dreaded waking up and dreaded having to come home. This episode was past anything I had ever experienced in my prediagnosed days. Went back to the doc last week and she upped my Latuda from 40 to 60. I feel much better but still feeling a little depressed. I'm afraid of that episode happening again. I go to the pdoc next Monday(4/11) and I am tempted to ask her to up my Latuda to 80mg. Is it a general rule that patients can't ask for an increase in dose? Anyone taking Latuda and knew they needed an increase in dosage? Any info would help me out. Thanks!
Switching from Seroquel to Latuda
My issue: Bipolar II, severe depression and anxiety, as well as insomnia.
I've been taking Seroquel for about two years. I take 200mg Seroquel in combination with 200mg Lamictal. This combination has worked fairly well for me, so far, in at least alleviating my depression enough to make me functional. I haven't had serious side effects beyond light periods (but those could also be caused by my IUD), gaining like 10 lbs over 2 years, and serious grogginess in the morning that's really hard to shake. I have a lot of trouble getting out of bed and it takes me 2 hours to fully wake up. It also makes me, as my mother describes it, "spacey".
I recently switched to a new psychiatrist and primary physician due to changing jobs and health insurance. I'd been having regular blood tests done, but the new primary doc and psychiatrist didn't like the results of my most recent one (for my kidneys). New psych also seems to really dislike Seroquel and preferred I switch to something different/newer, and wants me to try Latuda. I agreed to do so mainly because the Seroquel doesn't completely help my depression and definitely does not help my anxiety, which has been problematic lately.
I'm having trouble remembering to eat with my Latuda, too, which worries me. From what I understand, it doesn't work as well without food.
For those of you who have switched from Seroquel (or even another atypical) to Latuda, what was your experience like? Was the Latuda better, worse, or neither?
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