First above I am from South Korea.
I was diagnosed of Paranoid type Schizophrenia in the “beginning” stage about 8 years ago.
As it was just the “beginning” stage, it was not the symptom but the side effect (that matters to me now).
When I fisrt began to take the medications, I was just 150 lb, but now I gained more than 35 lb for about last decade.
I am 68 inches tall(172cm), I am on 10 mg abilify.
Meanwhile, my doctor always says that abilify is weight-neutral so it wouldn’t be abilify(that affects or has been affecting my weight). Plus, he would say that the statistics proves its neutrality.
However, I see so many cases online that may indicate that it is not sometimes weight-neutral.
Anyway, I told my doctor that I wanted to change the medications and actually I started to take 5 mg on abilify and an amount of Lonasen, which is known in my country to reduce weight as a side effect. ( I actually forgot what amount on Lonasen I had taken, but doctor said it is consistent with the 5 mg on abilify.)
It seemed everything was going well, but 2 weeks after then, I started to be very sensitive and negative. So, I got back to 10 mg pure Abilify medications…
In addition, I am diagnosed of prediabetes maybe because of the abdominal obesity I have gained for last several years.
Finally, I decided to excercise three to four times more than before cause it would be possibly my last option , but many say online that it seems very hard to lose one’s weight on abilify even with hard excercise.
Any advice ??? Plz…