I currently am taking Effexor XR 225mg daily and adderall xr 30mg. My psych dr prescribed Abilify 2.5mg to start then 5mg to boost my meds because they hardly do anything for my mood. I just feel so withdrawn all the time and have no desire to talk to my husband or play with my 5year old son. I took my first dose last night and tossed and turned all night getting very little sleep. I really want this med to work but I’m scared of all the side effects I’ve been reading! I’d like to hear about your experience or any words of advice. Is it better to take in the morning? Have you gained weight or experienced akathisia??
My client's experience - on both after referred him to a psychiatrist.
Effexor - just one pill already gave him throbbing headache and had difficulty balancing himself while walking.
Abilify - He had hallucination prior to taking this drug. He always felt like somebody is going to attach him physically behind him. All of these were gone after taking Abilify for 3 months. The problem was he gained 30 pounds.
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