I’ve been on Abilify for about three years now. I’m having a hard time dealing with the emotional flatness as well as akathisia (have tried meds for the akathisia, but it they’re not really working). Also, my limbs are slightly shaky.
I’m going to address the side effects with my doctor and consider lowering my dose of 30mg. He has told me that it would be best to wait five years to try to taper off of the anti-psychotic. Seeing as my therapist has told me I’m the least schizophrenic person with schizo she has met, I’m going to ask my psychiatrist what the big difference is between three and five years.
I do not plan on tapering off without the support of my psychiatrist and family.
Does anyone have a positive experience in getting off of anti-psychotics after an extended period of time?