So I’m going to either stop taking Abilify @ 30 mgs or take a lower dose maybe 5 mgs. I ran out or lost them three days ago, and I worked it out with the doctors so I am going to be able to schedule appointments again. I actually have one today she got me in before the storm hits. I’m stable atm, but people have said, at least 4 so far have told me it’s dangerous to quit anti-psychotics cold turkey. I was wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a better medication to ask about.
My symptoms off Abilify are mostly anxiety and mania. So I need something to sort of cap it but not sedate me too heavily. Like, I was on Seroquel and that wasn’t helpful. It enhanced my symptoms and it gave me depression. I also gained weight for a bit. I could barely write a poem.
Abilify just makes me feel doped up, loopy, and tired. I get apathetic/dysphoric and depressed. I’m numb enough that my decisions don’t affect me. In one way I would compare it to what Heroin might feel like if you took it every day. I’d compare Adderall to dirty coke. So I want to do something with the numbness. I’m not necessarily depressed or apathetic right now. That’s the problem. I feel really fuzzed up on Abilify. Like a blindfold is on my eyes.