Taking abilify 30mg and still no effect


#1

Hi,

I had intrusive thoughts about swearing words coming to mind and I think people can read my mind which crates more anxiety in me…my doc diagnosed me with OCD and paranoid schizophrenia…last 9 months,I am on fluvoxamine 300mg, olanzapine 10mg and abilify 30mg…but I still get anxiety attacks.
I am doubtful now whether these medication is actually elevating my anxiety…I am on almost high dosage of fluvoxamine and abilify…

What you guys think?? Anyone have similar situation?


#2

Sometimes abilify can contribute towards anxiety. Have you heard of gabapentin or pregabalin for anxiety?


#3

No…My doc didn’t prescribed me…

I am wondering I am taking such high dosage and still it dint remove it completely…it definitely improved but after one stage I feel like I am at halt at recovery…some days I feel much better ,energetic but some days if I get anxiety attack,my whole day goes like that…


#5

did your doctor recommend you take it? for intrusive thoughts?


#6

I take 40mg celexa for anxiety and have 10mg propranolol as needed. They seem to help me. I still can get anxiety attacks on occasion. I don’t think these will go away. I just have to make sure I do everything to deescalate from an intense situation. I am still getting better after being on these meds for 9 months. Not sure if it is my change in strategy or the pills.

I am also on 10mg abilify. When I first went up to that level, I totally lost control of my emotions and went on an emotion roller coaster for a couple of weeks till I got my celexa increased. Then things stabilized. But this is just my experience. I think everyone is different.


#7

Abilify helped me in many ways but increased my anxiety. I was just using clonazepam but now the Dr prescribed Zoloft. We’ll see how that does. I’m only on 20 mg abilify.


#8

I have to take 40 mg abilify a day to make the hallucinations go away. I almost always feel anxious, but I think that is just my personality.


#9

Yes. For intrusive thoughts he prescribed fluvoxamine 300 mg a day…
Abilify and olanzepine is for my belief that people can read my mind…as those are psychotic symptoms…


#10

Try Latuda/Lurasidone, with Zoloft/Sertraline, and perhaps Trileptal/Oxcarbazepine. I am on the first two and might be on the third very soon. The Latuda has negligible antihistamine effects (Non drowsy), and significantly less weight gain than Abilify. I am S.A.D. (Bipolar subtype) and O.C.D. and this cocktail of medication works well. I am just a bit manic constantly and aggressive. Slightly impatient and very vocal and blunt. Let me know if you have any questions! P.S. Olanzapine sucks in my opinion, too many side effects.


#11

I kind of liked abilify but it really didnt do much. I was happy on it. I think anxiety is going to happen on any meds youre on. I had anxiety attacks early on in my illness. They went away after a while. Sorry if im not much help.


#12

I am taking 30mg of abilify since last 13 years. I don’t remember anxiety side effect with it. Any way if you get anxiety a short course(one week) of Clonazepam 0.25 will be useful to control it.


#13

Bade bhai aap to mega dose lateho abilify ka…are ur symptoms become less on medication…


#14

Maybe you need a ssri or a snri for anxiety. Propranonol is good for anxiety too


#15

Yes definitely, but with doctor’s prescription. Don’t try it on your own. Let doctor decide what dose is right for you.


#16

I was on a high dose of abilify and it didn’t really work. I’m not sure if I even liked it.


#17

I’m on 10mg cut to 5mg a piece one for the dayandone for night. It needs a raise though. Sorry its not working for you.


#18

High doses of antipsychotics combined did not alleviate my psychosis; only Clozaril did—maybe that’s an option for you?
Before Clozaril, pdocs were maxing out two antipsychotics at a time (like Trilafon and Latuda) and I was not getting better.