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I started Abilify 2mg on Monday to try as an adjunct treatment to Wellbutrin XL 450mg. Since Monday night, I have had a headache that has not stopped, although it seems to be at it's worst maybe 6-10 hours after I've taken my meds.
It only occurred to me today that my headache might be a side effect of Abilify and I wanted to hear if anyone had similar experiences or not, and if you did if it cleared up or not
Edit to add: I've also been experiencing intense nausea, with fits of gagging and retching and I did throw up a little on Tuesday night, and a complete lack of appetite as well the last few days.
This is going to be a long post.
I was diagnosed with ADHD in 2013 and tried Concerta 18mg(to start with), my PDoc told me it was a "baby dose" and that I would not notice anything yet. However I got speeded like hell and after a week I had my lifes first full blown panic attack. :/ I immeadiately stopped the Concerta but my brain was in full alert anyway and I was anxious all the time and panicked even when I just stepped outside my house. I couldnt pay in a store(if I managed to enter one without getting too dizzy), talk to people, rude the bus etc etc.
Eventually I did manage to work a bit with myself and I was sort of able to almost function. I still had anxiety from hell doing all these things but at least I was able to get through them. Most of the time.
But then I found Lithium Orotate online and decided to try it for my anxiety. I tried the Advanced Research 120mg and it worked wonders! I was back to myself before the Concerta-panic attack! And everyting was fine for about 1,5 years and almost no side effects! I just had some nausea at first but I increased the dose slowly up to two pills a day.
I noticed this summer that I started waking up at night with extreme heart racing, I was a bit speeded at times and had some headaches.
Then in september I suddenly had a major headache, heart racing(with double beats all the time), nausea, couldn't sleep more than about 1 h/night, agitation from hell, anxiety from hell etc. All I could do was sit on the floor with my head over a bucket and shake. I had not changed my LiOr dose at all, but I had taken some Mg and Multivitamin/Multimineral pills two days before. My anxiety/stress/agitation got better if I moved around but as soon as I sat down the stress levels went back up. If I fell asleep I would wake up in a PANIC 20 min later and had to run around.
The agitaion did get a bit better the next few weeks but the sleeplessness was still there. I noticed that if I starved myself I calmed down and could sleep maybe 7 hours so I also tried the ketogenic diet. It did work but not as well as starvation.
Now, two months later I try to manage by eating only meat and fat with some lettuce in very small portions because I still can't really eat, and take several brisk walks to keep my stress hormones under somewhat control. I've lost about 24 pounds/11 kg and I don't know what to do. And neither does my doctor. Anyone here have any suggestions/insights?
Did something in the vitamin/mineral pill interact with the LiOr? Or did the Mg work in synergy with the Li so when I stopped the Mg it caused some sort of a withdrawal?
Will it pass or did I wreck something permanently so this is life from now on?
I'm putting much effort these days in being social and meeting new people. I enthusiastically invite the acquaintances I know from class to go to events or activities . These people act really excited in person, and then when it comes to actually going/motivating, they always flake! They always have excuses like "I'm feeling a bit sickish" or "let me check my schedule" (like they are looking for something better) then they never get back to me, or often, they don't even reply to my initial messages about the event/meetup times, etc. and say "So sorry, I totally forgot"
I've signed up for meetup groups online. These are big meetup groups (of like thousands) and only 2-3 people register for most events, and then it is cancelled due to not enough attendees...WTF? Why even join the group if you don't attend any events?
Is it just me, my age group (30-45), typical city living, or are people just horribly flakey/unthoughtful/too busy all the time now? How do you make quality connections? I want to give up. My efforts are completely futile. Humans only seem to care about themselves.
Researching TCA's because it may be something I will bring up to pdoc. I have only tried 1 (Nortryptaline).
Does anyone know how to choose a TCA by the "binding profiles?" Like for example if someone wants something less sedating with little potential for weight gain, which TCA would be better?