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Re: Mixed mood - definition? SLS

Posted by llurpsienoodle on December 11, 2008, at 18:11:49

In reply to Re: Mixed mood - definition? llurpsienoodle, posted by SLS on December 11, 2008, at 7:19:14

> > ...I recently had to add back abilify for racing thoughts, high energy, reckless behavior and little sleep. hypomania to be sure.
>
> How well does Abilify treat these symptoms?
>
> I take 20mg of Abilify, mostly as an antidepressant augmentor. I sometimes get severely manic if a drug treatment hits me the wrong way. I was hoping that Abilify would ward this off. I sometimes trigger a manic episode when I discontinue Nardil too abruptly. I had no manic symptoms at all a few months ago when I came off Nardil in order to switch to Parnate.


First of all, I hope that you continue to have successful treatment on Parnate :)

As far as I know, the abilify does it for me. I took a dose last night, and I felt okay today. A little shaky, and somewhat having to bite my tongue. a little restless (not akasthesia, however), but not overly drowsy or whatnot.

I have been on this cocktail since April
300mg wellbutrin
100mg zoloft
300mg lamictal
(ambien, sonata, xanax for the dentists)
And 5 or 10mg of abilify also. I discontinued abilify in August. It was fine for the most part, but gradually the feelings of craziness came back. Therapist assures me that I am not "acting" crazy, but in the last 2 weeks I have been socially reckless and have been not sleeping very well (I don't WANT to sleep-- which is Key, here)

So, hypomania.

Remind me in 2 weeks to post an update. pdoc said it would take about 10 days to reach steady state and have effects.

-Ll


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