I take it for depression and have been on it for 4 weeks. I have been dieting but since going on Abilify I cannont lose and have even gained weight.
I second the previous answer. All these antipsychotics also marketed to help difficult depression cause weight gain. Some more than others, such as Seroquel or Zyprexa I have found to immediately affect my weight. I was on Seroquil for 2 months and gain 8 or 9 pounds by February. Only able to take off 4 pounds since discontinuation. Same applies to Abilify - it's not that I don't think psychiatrists and medicine providers are knowledgeable. They just are influenced by the pharmaceutical companies and their own medical school biases.
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I, too, have gained weight with Abilify. I am also on Lamictal which also has weight gain as a side?
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