Switching from Seroquel to Abilify

Yesterday was my first day tapering off seroquel and starting abilify.

I happened to catch a nasty cold the same day so that kinda sucks.

I’ll keep tabs here (also on my youtube vlog) about how the transition goes. Hopefully I won’t sleep so much and will be more energized on abilify (that’s the goal.)

If you’ve made this switch please share. Thanks

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Good luck @thomas!
Abilify is a popular med.

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I switched from seroquel to abilify. I was unstable on seroquel and I’m stable on abilify.

Abilify will probably raise your blood sugar. I’m on metformin for that reason.

I found seroquel easy to tolerate but it was doing nothing for me. I find abilify difficult to tolerate but it’s working.

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Thanks @Wave hope it goes smoothly
My pdoc says it has a good success rate

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What’s your Youtube name, if you don’t mind me asking?

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The switch from seroquel to abilify has been on my mind too. Seroquel really knocks me out.

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtbUYw8KHiVo0GxeydsICww

I do a video series called Life with Schizophrenia. Hope you find something in it that maybe helps. I’ll be documenting my transition from seroquel to abilify here soon

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Day 2. 400mg of seroquel 5 mg of abilify. So way too early to tell. I’m also sick with a cold.

I really hope it works and sedation is minimal. That’s all I want.

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Thank you. I see you have many likes on your first video and people in the comments appreciate what you’re doing. Even if you only help a small number of people, I think it’s worth it.

Greetings

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If you want to follow my transition from seroquel to abilify you can watch at my youtube channel. Here is my first week update https://youtu.be/3QFrLllmHl4

Thanks,
Ethan Thomas