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Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any experiences using both Zyprexa and Abilify at the same time?

I am Bipolar (with some ADD, OCD, and anxiety issues) and currently am on Zyprexa, Celexa, Adderall, and Strattera.  The Zyprexa keeps the mania at bay but leaves me tired and unmotivated.  The Adderall has helped somewhat, although I tend to grow tolerant to it.  I've only been on Strattera for 3 weeks, so I'm not sure if it's helping yet or not.  As far as I'm concerned, the Celexa has done nothing for my depression / anxiety / OCD, and just this week I experienced one of the worst bouts of depression I've ever faced. 

I used to take Abilify, and it did wonders for my motivation, mood, general outlook on life, etc.  Unfortunately, it also caused akathasia and insomnia to the point that I couldn't handle it anymore.

I'm wondering if the Zyprexa would help counter the insomnia I experienced from Abilify.  For that matter, could the Adderall or Strattera help with the akathasia?

Sorry this was so long...any feedback would be much appreciated.

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You should ask your pdoc about a slow titration of Abilify along with a beta blocker like Inderal to keep away your jitters and EPS. I've had BAD EPS but after a round of Inderal haven't had any EPS since. I think most people have to keep taking it. Good news is that stuff lowers your blood pressure, so any gains from the ADD drugs would be countered. Good luck!

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