I’ve been on abilify for about 2 and a half months. The akathisia was awful at first, but it seems to be fading somewhat, so I’m hopeful it’ll go away. What I’m concerned about is the anxiety - it’s crippled me! I’ve been unable to sleep, have fun, or relax. I even had to quit my job. My doc has had me on 0.5mg xanax for a while now, and it helps, but not for long enough to be effective.
Is this still the akathisia at play? Should I ask about changing meds? What are your guys’ experiences with this, and were any of y’all able to find a way to cope?
I was thinking about asking about mirtazapine, seeing as it seems to help with both akathisia and anxiety, plus it’s safe to take with abilify compared to SSRIs.