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Abilify, TD

Posted by Christ_empowered on January 14, 2012, at 13:01:24

I'm concerned about TD. I think I may need an antipsychotic for a while. Although my diagnosis is Bipolar I, I have lots of schizophrenic features. I think part of the issue is that I'm moody and I come from a middle-class, white family with a history of Bipolar disorder.

Anyway, I do need an antipsychotic. Abilify works well without making me feel too dull or sedated. I have gained a good bit of weight though. I now take 30 daily. I don't require an additional meds at this point, although I do sometimes take a second medication to deal with mood issues (usually depression).

It seems that Abilify may cause more TD than the other atypicals. That's worrisome. I don't think I can take zyprexa--2.5-5 mgs set off intense akathisia for me, and I can't gain more weight. Risperdal made me sad.

I was thinking about revisiting Seroquel. How is Seroquel in the TD department? Its supposedly good for anxiety and agitation (problems I have) and sleep (I have an erratic sleep schedule). When I took it back in the day, it made me so angry. But I was a lot younger then.

If I switched, what would my dosge be, if I'm on 30 Abilify daily? Is the XR worthwhile?




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