I’m on 400 mg of clozapine daily. I suffer from hearing voices, thought broadcast, and OCD intrusive thoughts. My doctor wants to put me on Abilify to help with the OCD (since clozapine is not eliminating the voices), so I can regain control of my thoughts and probably lift my mood a bit. I wish the meds would stop the voices though, because treating the OCD seems like a roundabout solution instead of attacking the source.
I’m scared to try Abilify as I’ve experienced terrible akathisia on several other meds. As well, I’ve heard that very few anti depressants don’t cause sexual side effects, and those that don’t, will not create the proper interactions my doctor wants to create.
So my question is, is anyone else on Abilify to treat OCD intrusive thoughts?
What has your experience been like, and do you have sexual side effects?