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Okay so I just started abilify yesterday at 2.5mg for 4 days then 5mg until I see my doctor again next month. I took it last night and very quickly I was restless but also very exhausted and out of it, as well as really uncomfortably nauseous. it's 24 hours later and I'm still nauseous and still a bit out of it. I did also take .5mg of klonopin last night and that just made me even more exhausted and didn't do very much for the anxiety, but surely that one's worn off by now?
Anyways, I'm worried about the side effects. The nausea/loss of appetite and the dizziness/general out-of-it feeling. It hasn't gone away in over 24 hours since my last dose. Anyone else have side effects from abilify? Did they go away really quickly?
I'm worried about how I'll be able to handle going to work tomorrow. I could barely handle driving 15 minutes this afternoon I felt so sick.
Edit: I also have a killer headache today, don't know if that's related. Tylenol did seem to help, though.
I want to emphasize that it's not my choice. I was paying $15 and today the pharmacist told me it would cost $400. I don't know what changed, and my insurance company's office is closed. I have 2 pills left, and I'm not shelling out $400 for 30 pills.
What can I expect? How bad is it, generally? I'm going to email my psychiatrist, but I know there's nothing he can do. I just want to give him a heads up.
I was on Seroquel before this, and getting off that and onto Latuda was hellish.
I've been stable for a while. A few years. By "stable" I mean I'm only kind of suicidal sometimes and I've held a steady job. I'm barely keeping my shit together at my shitty job right now and I don't know how I'm going to get through this.
Good Afternoon everyone!
I posted this in another forum, but I wanted to get a gauge of how people do when using Wellbutrin with an antipsychotic. I'm currently taking:
900mg Trileptal (300mg 3x/day)
200mg Lamictal (100mg 2x/day)
174mg Aplenzin (eq. 150mg Wellbutrin XL)
Despite the fact that I'm now taking 4 medications to control rapid-cycling BPII, I'm actually really happy with where I'm at with my cocktail. I actually feel like each one serves its purpose. Latuda is the main bipolar antidepressant, but it is augmented with Aplenzin and Trileptal. Trileptal helps to keep me calm. Aplenzin helps with motivation, energy, pleasure, sex drive. Lamictal helps calm the waves. And in the time that I've been on Lamictal, my mood episodes have been much shorter. Previously they would debilitate me for days, but now they're more short-lived. And the Latuda is like a light-switch. I just transitioned back to it after being on other medications for the past year and it has been SO nice.
The main reason I'm posting this though really is to get an idea of how people on Wellbutrin do with an antipsychotic. Things are more than they seem I'm sure, but one would think that they would fight each other. Wellbutrin inhibits norepinephrine and dopamine reuptake thus increasing levels of said neurotransmitters in the synapse. Antipsychotics work to BLOCK dopamine receptors and many of them noradrenergic receptors as well, but this inherently causes upregulation of both neurotransmitters as well. Anyone out there have Wellbutrin combined with an AP and/or other meds?