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There are medications that can be tried for akathisia. They are labeled anticholenergics. 2 such medications are Cogentin and Artane. When I took Abilify I use to take Cogentin 1mg twice daily to help with the akathisia. It wasn't a complete answer but it helped.

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It's my understanding that you're running the risk of akasthisia with any of the AAPs, so it's sort of a crapshoot. In my experience, I've had akasthisia on both Geodon and Abilify, not on Seroquel or Zyprexa, which messed me all up in a different way. Good luck to you.

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You said you need mood stabilization. If the lamictal isn't doing the trick, why not another mood stablizer like depakote or topamax? Cogentin or propranolol/inderal can help with the akathesia. However, maybe you ought to shy away from the antipsychotics since you are sensitive to them. I took .25 mg of risperdal once and had such a bad reaction I had to go to the ER. I just don't mess with that stuff anymore.

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abilify made me go up the wall manic and crazy with akathesia. I get akathisia on Haloperidol (constant need to be moving and leg jiggling) but not on olanzapine. The only effect I get from 25mgs Olanzapine is massive hunger, no sedation or akathisia orr anything. I take procyclidine 3 times a day for akathisia from the Haloperidol and I'm only on a baby dose.

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