User Reviews for Aripiprazole to treat Agitated State
Brand names: Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada, Abilify MyCite, Aristada Initio
Aripiprazole has an average rating of 6.0 out of 10 from a total of 55 reviews for the treatment of Agitated State. 49% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 35% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Aripiprazole
Abilify (aripiprazole) "My 9 year old son started Abilify a week ago. Prior to, he was diagnosed with Intermittent Explosive Disorder and possibly ADHD. He has struggled with intense burst of extreme anger. He would yell, scream, throw things, hit himself, slam doors etc. He would be angry very quickly over small things. He was very impulsive, and had many troubles at school focusing. We tried 2 different ADHD meds with no luck. They actually made things worse. His behaviour changed the moment he started Abilify, at a low dose of 2mg a day. We expected weeks until seeing results. My child is a completely different person. He is calm, polite, and so pleasant. He has voiced his own opinion on feeling this med is working. He can feel the difference within himself. He displays no side effects. He still feels and shows emotions, just in a calm manner. We have struggled heartbreakingly for a long time in finding him help, with nothing that has actually worked. This has absolutely changed his life."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "My 25 year old son was prescribed this medication for his aggressive behavior and inablity to concentrate. As a child he was diagnosed with ADHD with aggressive behavior. His behavior only worsened as he got older and was not on any medication. He was unable to keep a job and was always in trouble with the police for fighting and just unable make good decisions. After starting Abilify he has had a steady job for 6 months and his agressive behavior is gone. I have my son back."
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Abilify (aripiprazole) "I have to say I was very skeptical. I have crippling anxiety gets spirals, was on .5 Ativan for panic attacks, I would take 2 to 3 mg in a day on a very bad day. My doctor suggested Abilify I told him if this changes me permanently I’m going to absolutely lose it and wind up in a mental hospital. I did a lot of research and it’s the atypical antipsychotic that has the least amount of weight gain and metabolic side effects. If they show up they show up by the second or third week, and nothing happened to me. I take 450mg Wellbutrin on top of the 2mg Abilify for anxiety. It has absolutely changed my outlook on life, I felt a difference in 3 days. Before Abilify I cried every day, multiple times a day sometimes, and had panic attacks. The worst was the spiralling intrusive thoughts when I over thought situations, the thoughts that just wouldn’t go away. I was beating myself up every single day for decisions I’ve made, conversations I have, you name it. All of that is 92% gone."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "My daughter is 9 and has been diagnosed with ADHD and ADD. She has mostly had issues with impulsiveness. She was in a constant state of anger and irritability. Previously she tried a stimulant medication which worked for awhile then became ineffective. She now takes Intuniv and Abilify. She has been on the Abilify for about 3 months and seems like a new child. She is happy, almost always in a good mood, and reacts appropriately instead of with anger. Hopefully the results will last. As of right now I am very excited about the results and the improvement of her mood and behavior."
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Abilify (aripiprazole) "Honestly I feel horrible, even after 24 hrs of taking Abilify, I am a MESS, I can’t keep anything down, I feel sick. I feel like I should just run around to get rid of this horrible feeling. My ears are ringing. I can’t get rid of this weird muffled head feeling it’s a nasty drug. I just cannot relax. I’m more panicky and agitated than usual"
Abilify (aripiprazole) "Been on Abilify 2mg for one week. Started Abilify to help with PTSD and Lupus. Periods of high anxiety causes my Lupus to flare. No anxiety = no Lupus. Anxiety is gone which is wonderful, but it's been replaced with nausea. It's not bad enough to cause vomiting, just annoying. I have no appetite and have lost 4 pounds so far. Some trouble sleeping. I take melatonin to help with that. I hope the nausea goes away. If it does, Abilify could be the one for me."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "Ok my idiot shrink is being fired tomorrow. I've bee reading up on this abilify stuff and guess what I have ADHD depression anxiety. In menopause so what is he put me on Abilify this stuff makes me insanely psychotic and vicious. The least little thing goes wrong and I'm screaming I mean literally screaming at the top of my lungs and freaking out. I will not take the stuff I am not bipolar I have other issues thank you very much it's terrible drug never again"
Abilify (aripiprazole) "From the time my son could walk he was getting into trouble, he always had problematic tendencies, and very defiant. Everything I mean EVERYTHING was a fight. Life was a struggle. He started attending day care at 3.5years and ultimately got kicked out. He was put on blood pressure medicine at the age of 4, (hardly did anything.) ADHD medication; methanphetamine at age 5 (only worsened his symptoms.) resperidone at 6yrs, which took the edge off but he became more irritable only after 3mth. And Abilify age 7 and thus far his behavior, aggression, attention span has improved and everyone in the house hold and school does nothing but compliment how well mannered he is!!! (I never thought this day would come) yes he has gained weight but the benefits outweigh the side effects. I’m so grateful for this medication!!!! Finding what works or doesn’t work has been a trial and error process, but in my mind ability is a miracle drug."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "My child was diagnosed at the age of 4 with severe ADHD. We tried all medications. Even added Risperdal. He was very angry and agitated all the time. After 1 week on Abilify (along with metadate) he is a whole new kid. Loving it!"
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I started this just a week ago for severe anxiety brought on by some recent experiences I had. In the 13 years I've been seeing my psychiatrist I've never had such panic. He immediately asked me a couple of questions, knowing me very well, and then prescribed the lowest dose. I was hesitant but couldn't see any other option than I give this a try! WOW! For the first time in about a month I feel more "normal"! The anxiety is just about gone, I am functioning again and no side effects that I can detect and I am a lightweight with meds!"
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I have been suffering major anxiety and fear since puberty. It got much worse after having a child. After trying SSRIs I felt like a zombie with no motivation. I used to drink alcohol a lot to suppress the anxiety too which lead to tons of problems in my life. Since taking Ambilify I feel like a normal person! I feel like the person I wanted to be. It has increased my appetite a lot and the first week I couldn’t sleep but now after a couple weeks I’m calm and sleeping well. I’m afraid of the weight gain associated with this drug but a few extra pounds is better than crippling anxiety and substance abuse."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "My Daughter has ADHD with a high level of agression, she is eleven. This medicine has so far been a miracle for her and for all of us too. It has been about six weeks and she has only experienced a small amount of weight gain. She is more focused at school and not fighting with friends, teachers, and family. She is doing homework and cleaning her room. She doesn't seem to have any sleep problems. I will watch the weight gain and look for signs of muscle reactions. Otherwise I am praying this medicine continues the way it has because I have not yelled for the first time in 9 or 10 years and she is happy. More dr's need to step away form Concerta and that family of drugs if they see they dont work or causes the aggression."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I take 2.5mg of Abilify. Abilify is my miracle drug. I have struggled with anxiety my entire life, and have PTSD. I used to struggle with feeling rage, intrusive thoughts that I just couldn’t shake and general overwhelming anxiety. Tried and quit at least ten other meds before finding this one. I know it works because if I accidentally forget a dose one day my anxiety is back in full force for 2-3 days after. Once it’s back in my system I’m fine again. I haven’t had any noticeable side effects. I take trazodone and melatonin for sleep so I have no problems sleeping, and I have been intentionally losing weight by counting calories with no problem. I quit a different med that was making my hair thin before starting this, and my hair has all come back on Abilify. I have a prescription for a benzo for anxiety as needed, but I don’t need it anymore."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "My son has been taking Abilify to help his aggressive behavior associated with his ADHD. He plays with the other children like he did before the aggresive behavior developed and is doing a lot better."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I was started on this to try to help my misophonia (reaction to sounds such as dripping water, chewing, snapping gum or repetitive noises, such as pencil tapping) after Risperdal (made me feel like a zombie) and Seroquel (just knocked me out) didn't work, and I've actually been quite happy with the results. I still get irritated by people chewing gum around me, but the Abilify helps me not to dwell on the thoughts and worries about the future that cause most of my anxiety. I can move on from a bad situation in less than a minute now, rather than dwelling on it for hours at a time and thinking myself into a deep dark hole."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I have been taking abilify 1mg for almost 3 weeks now for racing thoughts and I don't find the side effects are going away, I have terrible restless feeling, fast heartbeat, terrible cloudy head feeling and vomiting. I hate the side effects and think I'm going to stop taking it. I am super sensitive to meds so I started at .5 and even then had the same thing, it sucks because it did help the racing thoughts but does nothing for my anxiety or depression disorder."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "Started taking Abilify for anxiety about five years ago, when nothing else worked. In about half an hour I could feel the change in me. So much calmer! The only problem is extreme fatigue. Sleep 10 hours a day with naps. Taking 2.5 mg."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "This drug has destroyed me I'm now like a zombie the restlessness is so intense you won't be able to do anything when on this drug other then feel hopeless restlessness and want to sleep all the time it also makes you crave cigarettes so badly you won't have control of your own life if you take this drug please think twice about taking this horrible drug"
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I don’t usually ever write reviews on anything but this is important. I started Abilify at a dose of 2mg daily about 2 weeks ago, for severe anxiety with OCD behaviors. And I was very hesitant after reading some reviews. I have to say I feel like a new woman. It’s a strange feeling at first, almost surreal, but I guess it’s been so long since I’ve felt like myself (or felt ANYTHING at all) I forgot what it was like. I’ve spent so many years being treated with medications for depression (even though I don’t have that dx) that I became a shell of myself. (Finally got a new doctor) I was numb, no emotions, no sex drive. I stopped enjoying things I used to love. ZERO energy. I was basically on autopilot every day. No desire to do anything or hang out with my friends. My relationship fell apart cause I stopped caring about anything. In a way it was better than how I was off the meds, but it was not the way I wanted to live either. This medication saved my life! I’ve had little to no side effects."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "The least I can do for this amazing discovery of a medication is to do a review and say that it literally saved my life. I wanted to take away my own life because of hypersexuality waves that I've been experiencing for as long as I can remember. Somehow I always pushed myself behind the edge by telling myself - "you just can't give up before making sure that I tried all the options" Thank goodness I didn't give up. After couple of years of such an agony I finally met my second psychiatrist who suggested that I may have some very atypical type of bipolar disorder, and he suggested me to try Abilify. For the first time in my life I knew what it means to have a fully controllable sex drive. Please never give up. Cliche saying, but so true! :)"
Abilify (aripiprazole) "Abilify made me extremely aggitated about the smallest things that wouldn't normally anger me. The time I was on it I am surprised I didn't end up in prison or a psych ward. One of the worst experiences of my life.. They must have had a good ad campaign for this drugs, because doctors seems to think it is the answer to everything. Fact is, the two trials done for the drug before it became the next coming of Jesus were done by the drug company who made it. Funny thing is, thy didn't hide in their trial that is caused agitation in a little less than half of their patients, which raises the question of why these companies even bother doin trials. They should just sell sugar pills, because it is clear that money was their only motivator..."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "After going off of this medication and switching to a less expensive one, I became so fuzzy headed and unclear. It was horrible. Once I went back on it, it took about four weeks for it to start working again. Finally I started seeing things more clearly and things were getting easier to sort out for me. This is my miracle drug. If you have anxiety or any kind of fear, I would recommend this med."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I took this medication in addition to Zoloft 100mg. My doctor had me on it as a mood stabilizer at 5mg a day. I don't have bipolar disorder, but had some manic or agitated behavior at the time (which could've been caused by the Zoloft). Doctor prescribed it and thought it would help. It increased my energy, and I began to workout more. For some reason, I woke up early every morning around 8AM while I was on Abilify. I'm not a morning person so that's really early for me. Also I felt "speeded up", overly confident and optimistic. I had to stop taking it because I experienced odd involuntary tongue movements. I was also on Seroquel which is in the same family of drugs as Abilify, so the doctor thought the combination is what caused the odd effect."
Abilify (aripiprazole) "I was put on this many years ago for a nervous breakdown and it started to help almost instantly. It was a good add on to my anti depressants at the time. I was literally only on it two weeks and doc decided I didn't need it anymore. It worked a lot better than any other things I've been on over the years. No side effects"
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Abilify (aripiprazole) "Im going to keep it short & sweet. Before Abilify it was a lot of swearing and slammed doors, and irritation towards everyone. Abilify 5mg was prescribed about 2 months ago. Life now is more of a "what was I mad about"? Great mood stabilizer. This medication has lifted me in so many ways. Background: Bipolar, depression & anxiety..."