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Offline Faded~Lady

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aripiprazole/abilify
« on: April 03, 2012, 06:01:44 PM »
Started this on friday, still on quetiapine coming off that over a few weeks.  Since starting new ones I am not sleeping much very hyper can't sit still even though I am shattered.  Also suffering nausea/sickness and sometimes difficulty breathing since starting abilify.  Anyone have any of these problems with these meds?
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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 06:07:40 PM »
Abilify initially did my head in - I was anxious, couldn't sit still and my mind raced. That did settle down though and I was pretty stable on it for over a year. I came off it because it stopped working or I stopped taking it or a mixture of the two. Overall it was an effective med for me for a good while and it had the least side effects of any AP I've taken.


Goes without saying though - everyone's different and what suits one person may not suit another. When do you next speak to the prescribing doctor?
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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 06:09:57 PM »
Not until june :(
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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 06:11:17 PM »
We'll see what Dr F says tomorrow about it. She/we may need to get you an appointment with them sooner? :hug1:

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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 06:15:07 PM »
Hope so but you may not get a chance to talk to her but theres always next week if you don't. Thank you for doing it for me.  I will be working at half 2 tomorrow so won't have access to my phone :( will finish at half 3
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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 06:16:29 PM »
I know what we are saying to her, and i will do my best to talk to her. i told receptionist that it was urgent
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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 06:19:19 PM »
Its not exactly urgent  :blushing: I might be overreacting but am scared I'm gonna run myself into the ground :(
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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 06:21:02 PM »
Of course it's urgent. xx We will sort it ok?

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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 06:22:58 PM »
Thankyou I hate being a pest tell her that for me.  3-4 hours sleep a night is not enough
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Re: aripiprazole/abilify
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 06:24:20 PM »
No it's not enough. Especially when you're using up all that energy being hyper all the time. She wont think you're being a pest ok.

The other alterntive is ringing daily in case there's been a cancellation. We'll do our best ok? xx xx