I have bipolar II and currently take Lamictal 200mg. & Zoloft 25 mg. My Dr. wants to add Abilify due to me being more irritable, depressed, and fatigued. Whenever she adds new med. I get nervous because of having bad reaction some yrs. ago on Celexa I had extreme Anxiety and confusion It really scared me. Help?
I have taken Abilify, Lamictal and an antidepressant like Zoloft. While I no longer take Lamictal I still take Abilify. I have found it to enhance the effectiveness of the antidepressant with little side effects. It does make me a bit tired and can increase the chance of weight gain. I believe the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
Talk to ur Dr. Bout the medication that I take for anxiety, getting over anxious and yea it helps with confusion, it called (HALOPERIDOL) I only take it as needed -I take 5mg 3x's a day only as needed, other wise I don't touch it unless I need it and let me tell u I may think I don't need it at time but, ever so nicely get told different and yea they do notice, that's y I get told when I really need to just shut up and take it. Lol It can't hurt to talk to ur Dr. Bout it,also, I take Lamicital 100 mg 3x's daily as well as 10 mg of Ability 2x's daily plus 40 mg of Celexa daily, I have taken it this way for 8 yrs the only difference is my dosage on my all my Prescriptions went up bout 3 yrs ago when I stopped taking them all cause I couldn't afford them, and because I have Epilepsy I ended up sending myself into a non stop spiralling year of random repetitive seizure activity that ended up last in over a year til they were able to get my meds and me stabilized. To tell u the truth y I take all theses meds is beyond me, but they keep me from having seizures and keeps me pretty much level headed, and if I get to stressed or anxiety sets in and I get too or over anxious I then take Haloperidol 5 mg 3x's daily as needed. So see that one there is on a as need to list, because I don't need it all the time. Hope that helped... :-)
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