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I have always, forever been a shy. I am 28. I got put on Aripiprizole 3 years ago and I am now taking 5mg for schizophrenia / schizoaffective. Yesterday I went to meet a guy I was introduced to by a family friend and OMG I could NOT stop talking. I really wish I kept my mouth shut. It is so unlike me. I am like this with everyone lately. I go to a course and I am able to speak to people in front of the whole class. It is weird. I am wondering if this is the medication.

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That same thing happened to me last night!

I was at a poetry reading with some friends and I felt uninhibited .... like I was drunk or something... although I was not. Well anyways I started up this rambling conversation with this guy and told him about how I was taking Prozac OMG lol! 

 

But seriously maybe it was the Abilify... I mean I heard that one makes people kind of jittery, maybe it's making you feel less .... whatever... you felt before it and so you are able to talk to more people now.

 

I just say roll with it, no? sounds like it's working for ya.

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I am the same way i hate to talk but yes there are times when my meds keep my mouth movin so much i'm just thinking wtf. this is not like me but i try to just go with the flow and have fun if i'm goona be running my mouth i at least try to make people laugh but anyway yes i def. happens to me also

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I find antipsychotics do this to me because they reduce the amount of paranoia and anxiety I feel which is what keeps me from speaking to people in the first place. It's not that the medication makes me more talkative, it's that it sort of eliminates my reasons for not talking so that I talk more.

I think it's a good thing and I generally just let it run it's course.

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Maybe you were just really excited to meet this guy? Sometimes I flirt without knowing it. Maybe you were just being flirty? ;)

 

I think Music has a good idea, maybe the medication has decreased your anxiety and paranoia, therefore making you less inhibited about social situations. 

 

Abilify made me hypomanic at lower doses. Perhaps this is the start of a hypo/manic episode? (If you have a bipolar component to your illness)

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Probably has something to do with lack of inhibition from meds. I know meds like lorazepam cause me to talk more openly. Antipsychotics are considered to be stronger tranquilizers, so they might have the same effect. Also, if you are bipolar it might be a manic/hypomanic episode?

Kinda sounds like a side effect from the Aripiprizole, though it is strange that it took 3 years to manifest.

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One of the things in me that's really sensitive to meds is talkativeness and disinhibition. In my life I've gone from being so shy and inhibited I couldn't talk socially at all (when I'm off meds), to being extremely social and talkative and having almost no boundaries (on Nardil - I was hypomanic, though). And I've been everything in between. I didn't find myself particularly uninhibited on Abilify, but I was able to socialize pretty well. Now that I'm on Latuda I'm a little more uninhibited and have to watch what I say a bit (sometimes I'm unsuccessful at that). I'm also more irritable. But otherwise I'm doing pretty well, so it's a good tradeoff. I've also started Wellbutrin about 9 months ago and I think that added to the disinhibition. I'm not sure, though.

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At first I thought it might be hypomania too. But I do not have sleep problems. I agree with most of you, that it's the meds that is lessening my anxiety and making me talk more. But I want to stop talking like this. I want at least a little of my anxiety back. I cannot keep my mouth shut. I am not one to socialise and now even my cousin was asking after me yesterday because we spoke the day before. When do people even ask after me like that? Am I that fun to be around?

 

I can't stay in my house. I HAVE to be outside. Even if it's just for a walk. I am in some kind of mood to socialise and it is NOT me.

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