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Anyone on just one medicine: 10 mg or 15 mg abilify/aripirazole and feeling OK?

I ask in case my dose ever has to be raised.

If I can cope.

How is abilify pills for you and what are the pros and cons.what dose are you on.

I’m just on 15mg abilify pills. I was on 10mg for ages but my life was a misery. Now it’s less of a misery on 15mg.

Anxiety is the big side effect for me. That and it raised my blood sugar so I have to take metformin.

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I was on 10mg for a very long time it blurred my vision slightly but that’s about it I feel

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I tried to switch from 10 mg abilify to amisulpride 200 mg. It didn’t work. Now im back on 10 mg abilify and life is turning back.

I have more energy, less sadness. It’s not a perfect drug, no one are, the only thing that annoys me are a bit restlessness.

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So you did not feel zombie like at all?

No not at all , I felt it gave me more energy than I had before … so I took it in the morning…

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Oh wow that’s encouraging to hear

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The best I was after having sz was when on Abilify. Less negative symptoms and was able to finish my university degree. Had friends, hung out and went to gym everyday, daily showers, worked, etc Waiting for Vraylar to come out soon, its like Abilify but no addictions and no hypersexuality.

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In my opinion, aripiprazole (at least for me) is better than risperidone, olanzapine or paliperidone, but I still feel tired, drowsy and I have negatives (symptoms / side effects)… I’m on 300 mg Abilify Maintena (monthly). My hope is cariprazine (Vraylar, Reagila) and SEP-363856.

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I had more emotions on Abilify than other aps.

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Did u gain weight on abilify?

I was going to the gym daily so no, I was 200lb, 5ft10. Now on Risperdal I am 300lb.

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My pdr said Abilify causes the least weight gain and side effects among aps.

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I switched to Abilify May of this year. I take 10mg of it. I was on Zyprexa, but my weight shot up to 294 lbs. I have lost some weight on Abilify, and my anxiety is gone. Also my mood has stabilized. The only thing is I got insomnia. It’s gotten better as time has passed. I think I was used to being sedated on Zyprexa, and the Abilify isn’t sedating.

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It’s interesting how it stimulates some n sedates others.

I can echo this.

It’s tough when you’re not on enough meds. I wasn’t sure what the problem was.

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