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Has any one using abilify experienced sore joints and muscles. Also constipation?

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silmarien 8 Sep 2011

Yes these are potential side-effects of Abilify. If these side-effects are intolerable, I'd stop taking it and go back to your doc and ask to try a different type of medication. Antipsychotics in general have a bad track record in terms of nasty side-effects - especially weight gain, tiredness, and also rarer but serious side-effects like extra pyramidal symptoms, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and/or tardive dyskinesia.

"Extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) are various movement disorders such as acute dystonic reactions, pseudoparkinsonism, or akathisia suffered as a result of taking dopamine antagonists, usually antipsychotic (neuroleptic) drugs, which are often used to control psychosis."

'Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a life- threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic drugs. It generally presents with muscle rigidity, fever, autonomic instability[1] and cognitive changes such as delirium, and is associated with elevated creatine phosphokinase (CPK)"

"Tardive dyskinesia (English pronunciation: /ˈtɑrdɨv ˌdɪskɨˈniːʒə/) is a difficult-to-treat form of dyskinesia (disorder resulting in involuntary, repetitive body movements) that can be tardive (having a slow or belated onset).[1] It frequently appears after long-term or high-dose use of antipsychotic drugs,[N 1] or in children and infants as a side effect from usage of drugs for gastrointestinal disorders prevention."

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