Sorry I read through a lot of posts in the middle of last night, but am too restless to read through them again. BUT! I did see some posts related to my concern regarding restlessness as a side effect for Vraylar. I have been taking Vraylar , 1.5fl - 1 wk and 3 fl- 5 days, and am extremely restless. Would someone please let me know whether this will go away on its own, or is it permanent? I just got off lithium which I took for many, many years...
Hey there! I've been having a very difficult week. I've been on lexapro and klonopin for depression and anxiety for 3 years and the lexapro has plateaued in the last year or so, so my pdoc decided to put me on Abilify about a week ago and it has SUCKED. I'm not feeling any of the positive effects of the meds yet, which I understand because sometimes it takes a while. BUT i have been feeling a whole bunch of negatives. Theres a general brain slowness, like forming sentences and thoughts takes much longer than usual, like if my train of thought were a real train, there is now a huge parachute on the back slowing it down.
The WORST side effect so far has been the derealization. I'm familiar with it as it is a side effect of my anxiety. I can't tell if it is a direct effect of the abilify or if the meds are causing more anxiety which is then causing derealization. The thing is, I haven't been feeling much more anxious than usual recently. It's like the derealization comes over me first and then the anxiety follows.
Has anyone experienced this on Abilify? If so, did it go away eventually? Did you switch meds? Nothing seems real and I'm getting very very tired of it.
I have been working with my mental health clinic with depot injections of my risperdal and Testosterone and an injection of naltrexlone. I have been on these meds for a year now and am actually stable except for thoughts of self harm. I want to start self injecting to build up more T in my system. I also have some small impulses to inject bleach, paint thinner, gas and other stuff with the syringes the pharmacy would provide. I really want to self regulate my T because I feel like I am not in control of anything. I used to skip meds a lot and can't do that either and to be honest I don't like being stable. I am bored even though I know this is going to allow me to date, perhaps marry, travel, work and what not. I also have urges to self harm when I feel empty, bored and alone. I am also trying to control my drinking and I know I need the meds to be injected and am doing well because they are. But the desire to inject more T to feel powerful and strong and horny and they added benefit to inject to self harm ( though in small amounts ) has to deal with control and some sort of substance abuse. Transguys any thoughts?
I'm thinking of talking to my pdoc about trying lithium for chronic suicidal thinking as im doing therapy for it but still get lots of suicidal thoughts each day, The seroquel i'm taking is also to stabilise my mood which is has sorta done but I still get pretty bad mood swings so it might help that too as its a mood stabilizer, but the main reason I'm thinking is for suicidal thinking. I've just found a seroquel dosage I'd like to remain on so we wont be adjusting the seroquel which might help if we're gonna add a new med in, what experience has anyone got with lithium and suicidal thoughts?
Also might help with depression
sorry if i dont make any sense, im kinda in a weird state of mind, hopefully that makes enough sense
I'm going 'crazy'! Please help if you can. I'm bipolar 2, rapid cycling. I was in the ER a few nights ago because I've let bronchitis go too long thinking it would clear up and ended up almost separating my ribs from my sternum from the coughing. Those joints are major swollen. It's called Costochondritis. The only thing that will make it go away is steroids. Well, we all know that steroids are a nightmare for bipolar. I'm on the 3rd day of a 6 day dose. I've been up for 37 hours. My brain won't shut up. Hypomania is yanking me all over the place. Cry, laugh, pissed off, fine, hyper, lethargic...all in an hour. I've been diagnosed for 19yrs, so I know the deal, and I begged not to have to take the steroids, but the Drs insist I need to if I'd like to breathe. Ugh! The massive doses they start and slow tapering is making my brain hurt. I'm not SI or anything like that. I'm just exhausted, hopeless, morose, major angry..in a big cycle. I know I need to sleep, but I don't have anything for that. Does anyone have any ideas to share on how to get myself through this? I fought the prednisone (steroids) for over 3 weeks, so it's either I take them at home or I get them hospitalized generally in an IV with oxygen. Any ideas at all are appreciated. I'm a cutter: I just relapsed after 4.5 years clean (PTSD related relapse). I've made it almost 3 weeks clean again, and I don't want to put myself in jeopardy of that relapsing. I'm ok so far, but it's REALLY bad (cycling) today and I need some ideas to keep my mind busy. Thanks!