Losing willpower

Meds make u see what kind of horrible things can happen. On 15mg abilify I had extremely low willpower. When I used to walk outside I just wanted to collapse on the side of the street.

Did anyone experience that kind of lack of willpower. It’s ■■■■■■■ scary!!!

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You mean motivation? Wanting to collapase you mean dizzy?

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It was horrible. I just didn’t have the motivation to carry on walking. Just felt like collapsing. Seriously

Tell your pdr then.

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This was a while back. When I was extremely passive aswell. But yeh.

I still get this but not as severe thank ■■■■.

Are you still on this med?
I am on sertraline and for the first few weeks all I wanted to do was stay in my bed and not do anything… not to sleep but didn’t want to do anything at all and my bed just felt comfortable… the side effect seems to have subsided a bit though and I’m spending more time outside my room…

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Yes I’m still on it but fortunately a lower dose now.

Yes I think you will hopefully adapt, Ish, took me a long looong time to adapt to this extent but it can happen hopefully won’t take you as long to adapt, @ish

:slight_smile:

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Hopefully the low dose will help with that a bit and with time the side effects get less or subside … when we start new meds our bodies go through a lot of changes…

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Yea it’s like a shock to the system…

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I would go on bus rides basically and dread getting out the bus and walking for 5 minutes!!!
It wasn’t even a walk walk lol!!

That’s how bad it was.

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Dont forget we were also in lockdown for a long time… it means we’ve been out much less and it takes time to build a new routine …

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Oh I mean this was in 2017 mainly… But yeh…

Just reminiscing

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I had it too. Sometimes I just refused to walk or drive. I just couldn’t go on .

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I quit smoking for 50 days but now I’m back for the last 10 days or so. I heard someone once say that willpower is a finite resource and can deplete.

I think that’s why they actually suggest keeping your belly full as you attempt to quit nicotine.

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Its weird how we’re different. I had much more energy on 25mg Abilify than now on 4mg Risperdal. I don’t remember if I had more energy on lower doses of Abilify.

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Yea it is strange how completely different an identical med can affect someone. I remember I was obese at the time. I think maybe that somehow interacted with my medication in a physiological mental way to make me have extremely low willpower.

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Actually on 15mg I had more energy I think as I took less courses on 25mg, I took 5 university courses per semester twice. That was even more than before sz lol

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I tried abilify about two years ago, it turned me into a horny, gambling, insomniac.

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Yes, I do the same thing. :smiley:

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