Whats are the negatives on abilify?

what about memory loss? thats the last issue im worried about

Abilify was too activating for me really, but I maintained good physical health on Abilify.
If your concern is weight gain, some antipsychotics like Latuda, Geodon or Abilify are good options - I would have that conversation with your pdoc

did you notice memory loss?

No memory loss - cognition wise, Abilify was a good med for me

I have been on abilify for two years. I take 30 mg of it. It has been great for me. It does what it is supposed to and I have very few side affects. I am sleepy alot, and thats it.

Gave me increased anxiety

Are you on antidepressant. Wouldn’t be without my seroxat am on 60 mg in combination with clozapine

I loved Abilify. I gained a little weight (which is healthier for me) and most of my symptom dwindled away!

Delusions and paranoia are gone. Voices still present. I have 20 mg Abilify.

From what I’ve heard - weight gain on Abilify is typically much less than Zyprexa.

It can cause significant weight gain, unfortunately, like the other atypical anti-psychotics. It does affect your ability to recall details about an hour after your first dose (for 2 weeks, maybe almost a month), but ultimately Seroquel has improved my memory.

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Abilify - http://www.crazymeds.us/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Meds/Abilify
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Lots of information and some good humor as well!



The optometrist told me my blurry vision had to do with Abilify. :eyes: :eyeglasses:

I didn’t have memory loss, personally. I’ve never heard of it doing that to anyone, but the drugs can act differently with different people.

abilify made me very ill I couldn’t sit still it was awful.

never ever on abilify again.

this med made my thoughts race in my head, as it was an pschychosis.

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I gained 60 pounds on Zyprexa. Be warned.

Hello,am taking 5mg abilify,it’s really uncommon for people to have sexual dysfunction but I had it

I had to take myself off abilify for 6 weeks because of anxiety. Was on it for a year and it worked well. Then went back on a sub therapeutic dose of 5mg which worked ok for a few weeks, but then seemed to be making things worse, so have now upped the dose to 7.5mg which is still under 10mg and therefore sub therapeutic.

It’s all personal trial and error at the end of the day. Which sucks, as antipsychotics are quite serious meds with serious side effects.

akathisia also for me at first but it boosted my mood . no help with delusions

memory loss can happen, just so you know. It works mainly on moood, but makes you sleep less and quite manic.