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22 Apr 2021, 12:18 pm

Abilify is supposed to be a milder antipsychotic medication. Been thinking of switching from my current first generation drug to abilify. My psychiatrist told me I’d have to go on a high dose of the new drug if I wanted to switch. I don’t like that because I hate being on antipsychotic medication, especially a high dose. I had problems with negative side effects and some of them were damaging my body. I’m worried a high dose of abilify won’t agree with me and I’ll have problems. I guess I might not have any choice. I’ve been having constipation lately with my current med, and it seems to slowly be getting worse. I’m taking a fibre laxative everyday, sometimes three times a day. The stuff just doesn’t work all that well. I wish I didn’t have to be on antipsychotic medication because of the horrid side effects. I’m tired of people pressuring me to take it. I understand they don’t want me to act crazy and weird but these drugs are torturing me, and I’d feel like a bad girl if I went off, because everyone is pressuring me to take this stuff.



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22 Apr 2021, 12:23 pm

Do you know what dose of Abilify they want you to take? I'm on Abilify, but an extremely low dose. I like it.



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22 Apr 2021, 12:40 pm

Probably like 80 mg or something. I’d like to start on half the average dose.



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22 Apr 2021, 12:48 pm

I don't have any experience with a dose that high. What are you currently on that's giving you difficulties?



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22 Apr 2021, 12:53 pm

Clopixol



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22 Apr 2021, 12:54 pm

Never heard of it.

It's perfectly normal to be nervous when switching or taking a new med though. At least I hope it is, as I'm always borderline terrified when I have to try a new one. :)



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22 Apr 2021, 1:00 pm

Ha ha! Thanks now I don’t feel so alone on the matter. :)