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Any bad side effects?? Restlessness? insomnia, stomache issues?
I'm on a low dose of effexor as well.
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I have nothing but good things to say about abilify. No side effects what-so-ever.
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It made everything I ate taste metallic. I only stayed on it for a brief time...
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I take Abilify in the morning. I have nothing but positive things to say about the med.

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Default Re: Abilify Help Anyone?

i take a full tranquilizer dose...no major problems, as long as i take my antioxidants and b-vitamins with it...drop those, i get stiff gait/walking (not -quite- Thorazine Shuffle, but...not good, either....). its a tolerability issue.

lots of people swear by low doses. id still see about an AIMS Test (for TD) every 6 months, at least 1x annually...

and blood work, because now and then lipids and blood sugar get messed up. other than that, try not to worry too, too much. :-)
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I'm getting low blood sugar from it.
And some restlessness.
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I got restlessness/akathisia on it. Was also tired. So I switched.
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does it cause GI effects?
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I don't recall there being any GI effects when I took it.

Though I was one of the lucky ones who had fainting spells as a result of abilify. Shame, because it did a good job psychiatrically.
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I find that medication works better when taken at night. Sleep is a healer after all. But Abilify is supposed to have an energising effect. That is why it is taken in the morning. I have been on most second generation drugs because my diagnosis is schizoaffective. I would argue I am closer to Bi-Polar One affective but fighting the powers that be is not advised as I would like to stay on the nice side of my health care providers. Seeing as I have been on one CTO all ready.
I would like to know what is a tranquilizer dose of Abilify? I was on 15mg before they decided to put me on the dreaded clozopine. As I was on a CTO I felt pushed to try. I could have fought it, I know. I got extreme tachycardia and was transferred to the heart ward. Where I was still fed the clozopine btw while on a drip and being monitored. So I am "sensitive" to clozopine. I genuinely could have died because of clozopine. Not from leucopenia which you get regular blood tests for, as in every two weeks for six months. But from heart failure. All the drugs are heavy acting. Abilify seems to be quite safe and does not have the clout of zyprexa or serouel.
I told my friend to try not worry about the long term effects if their current drug is working.
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