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Old 04-18-2018, 06:39 AM   #1
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I've been on it short term. it helps slightly. but also causes restlessness.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:57 AM   #2
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it can cause tardive dyskinesia, along with other problems over the long haul. it can also cause weight gain. personally, id say....if you -can- make a go of things w/o a tranquiizer/antipsychotic, then you should try to do so. ((personal opinion))

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Old 04-18-2018, 02:13 PM   #3
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u mean just an ssri med? that's it?
what about then long term?
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Old 04-19-2018, 07:54 AM   #4
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and I hear people taking it either morning or night. is that true?
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Old 04-19-2018, 01:31 PM   #5
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I hope abilify is safe long term. I have been on it over a year.
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did u get restlessness from it all?
did it go away.
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I took ability 5 mg as,a booster for my snri. No side effects. Took it for over a year before I stopped it because it started costing me a lot of $$$. My doc wasn't terribly happy to hear that but have done really well without it. Needed situations time but not anymore.
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I get muscle spasms in my arms and neck. I am suspecting it's the abilify but can't be positive.
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I get muscle spasms in my arms and neck. I am suspecting it's the abilify but can't be positive.
I get lots of spasms with Abilify if I go above 2 mg./day.
You can ask for an additional drug to counter this or you can try decreasing your dose. You may have to discontinue use in order to get rid of spasms completely.


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I've been on it short term. it helps slightly. but also causes restlessness.
Abilify is not guaranteed to be safe long-term.
Many people report dystonias and Tardive Dyskinesias with use.

Please review the risks with your pdoc and/or pharmacist. I strongly recommend going over this with a pharmacist, as I find pdocs, for some reason, downplay potential risks.


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