So I thought I would write a bit on the medication I’m on in case someone is about to go on the same medication and are wondering how it may effect them.
Right now I’m on abilify and it’s working miracles.My doctor had to raise the dosage to 30 mg (which I think is the highest you can get in a day )which worried me cause on my last medication (risperdal)once the dose went higher I started having all kinds of side effects.
My doctor had warned me that it may give me akathisia (wich literaly means you can’t sit) but that didn’t happen .
On that note it did make it really difficult for me to sleep in the beggining which was a big difference from risperdal that would put me out cold.
One good thing that happened is that it gave me some energy. The delusions have stopped almost completely and my thoughts feel a lot more clear.Also although it may sound irrelevant to the medication I treat people a lot better now that I can think straight.
What I’ve noticed in terms of the negatives is that my anxiety is a lot higher (and we all know anxiety is a bitch).Worse of all I can eat everything ,especialy since the raise in dosage I’m never full I can eat all day. I thought they were overreacting when they talked about weight gain on antipsychotics but it’s a real problem.
About alcohol ,I’m not sure if this has to do with the medication but last time I drank I couldn’t remember anything the next day even though I didn’t even drink that much so I don’t know maybe alcohol and antypsycotics is a bad mix ,who would have known.
My mood is at a nice middle ground not too high not too low.
This has been my expierience with this drug so far if anything comes up thats wierd I will write about it so people will now what to expect.