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Postby sjc » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:34 pm

HI there, folks - hope you all ok there.

I have a question about medication....My consultant has put me on anti-pyschotics....the tablet I have been put on is called Abilify....I tried this drug last year and after a month of taking it, I became extremely agitated, depressed and restlessness....I have been given it again, and worried about side effects occuring again....After a few days of taking them again, I feel agitated, tired and getting strange feelings which I cannot describe....they are just strange feelings......My specialists has told me to keep taking medication or continue services despite feeling poorly.....So little bit worried, because I don't know if I want to continue taking something that makes me ill, but I don't want my specialist moaning at me for not trying taking the medications.....What do you think folks?
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Postby shelleydwales » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:49 pm

Hi sjc,i dont have any knowledge of this med,i know that when I started duluxetine I felt awfull but this passed after a few weeks.
Can you get a second opinion? Is what you have described listed as side effects?
Good luck! Maybe someone else on here has more info on this med? Xxxx

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Postby Adele » Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:33 pm

hello. i'm afraid i had exactly the same problem with abilify and had to come off it.
i swapped to quetiapine which i have tolerated well for about 5-6 years.

don't suffer longer than necessary, particularly as you have tried it before.
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Postby shazq » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:14 pm

Some meds can take up to 4 weeks to get full into your system but the side effects start whinin the first few days. :(
Lots of fibro suffers seem to be sensitive to many meds.

Try to bear with it for as long as you can unless the symptoms are v bad then go back to your GP and ask to stop them. :hugs: :goodluck1:
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