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Re: Abilify - side efects Phillipa

Posted by banga on November 23, 2007, at 8:32:31

In reply to Re: Abilify - side efects banga, posted by Phillipa on November 22, 2007, at 23:58:00

Maybe it's a cop-out to say "we're all different" and what may be good for one person may not be the best for the other, but it's true...'
Having said that, it seems antipsychotics in small doses can be a good alternative for benzos for some people. Even though there are strong negative associations with the word "antipsychotic" (and not without reason), benzos are certainly not that ideal and safe either. I take a klonopin on rare occasion when I need something fairly immediate just cant deal with things, but that for me is the only time--because when I take it i get so non-motivated to do anything at all. And then there is the quickly increasing tolerance and need for more and more, the drwosiness, and possible dependence for some people....
Conversely, with Abilify it not only nips most of my anxiety in the bud (at least the crippling aspect of it), it energizes me to get up and do something constructive.
But it is a balance with something so activating with Abilify I think: it can also cause anxiety if the dose is too high, or with certain combinations of of drugs. And interjecting yet again my comment we are all different--it seems for some it is the best antianxiety agent ever, for others it actually makes anxiety worse.

Luckily you seem to find out within days which is true for you, then you can take it or leave it.....Not like the slow antidepressants, where you have to wait for agonizing weeks to find out if it will even help.




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