When I got up this morning I was light headed, dizzy, felt like I was going to faint, and had vision problems, and sweating. After I have been awake for a while they have slowly went away I am still a tiny bit dizzy, and drowsy still after 2 cups of coffee I just feel like I am not waking up still feel half asleep. Does anyone know if these side effects are serious or if it is something that will go away as I get use to the medication. I know I should be asking my doctor these questions but it is the weekend and my doctor is not in his office until Monday.
Yes some of those side effects may be of concern but only a psychiatrist would understand them in full so it might be worthwhile to page them to make sure. Some of this may be related to blood pressure drop when starting to stand (called orthostatic hypotention) which is a common medication side effect that I have experienced as well. It would be worth discussing with them. Also it may be related to dosage and titration issues. Think back if you may have taken the Abilify at a slightly different time and what the specific titration you have for this. All of this would be worth discussing with your psychiatrist but for right now just ask them if anything of concern is happening and what to do next.
well like lamictal i ended up with red sploches and rash all over from that drug. however seroquel worked for a great many years before it got toxic and started seriously affecting my health.. so now im tryin saphris,,, im a bit nervous but anything has got to be bettter than bein up n my head with NO HELP ];>~
I am just not going to take it. What I experienced today was horrible and I definitely don't want to repeat it. I am to the point where I don't want to take any drug in this category because all they do is make me sick in one way or another. When I stand up I have been feeling like crap and slightly dizzy all day and I got this weird headache that is making my head feel weird. WTF all these drugs are efen crap and they can shove it. >:-@
Well great now I think I am having withdrawal symptoms. Geeze this is exhausting switching medicines having them make me sick. I was on my 4th one. oh well I call my doc tomorrow. They will probably just put me on another medication that makes me sick hmm more like a poison really, but if I don't take something I will probably get manic. I can't win for loosing. What a horrible disease and horrible treatment....it makes me want to stab myself, lol.
Yes it suck's all of it huh ? if it's not 1 thing it's another , i know exactly what your going through atm they just recently put me on a anti depressant to go with my Seroquel and man has it been stuffing me around the side effect's are hellish to say the least .
my doctor gave me wellbutrin but the generic kind 150mg a day and abilify 10mg. i took it day one felt like i was going to vomit. when i tried to sleep i tossed and turned it seemed to make me sleepy just couldn't sleep. The abilify well i took that too and felt that i was going to vomit i couldn't smoke i couldn' t eat i am not sure from which drug this is happening from. when i woke up my teeth hurted for half the day as if i got hit by a semi in the mouth. I am still slow since i took it and still feel sick. is this really happening off one dose. i was suppose to be taking this for a while and i just started it cause i am going crazy.and if this is a side effect what do i tell my shrink i have been on so many meds>
When a person starts a medication often the side effects are at their worst at first and a person is better able to tolerate the medication over time. However you should let your psychiatrist know about these side effects. Nausea could potentially be prevented by taking a medication with food if your psychiatrist says that would work out. Also some medications have coated versions of them that are better able to tolerate as regards nausea Also some people dont react as well to generics although each person responds differently to each medication. Short term movement disorders are common from antipsychotics and can be treated with a side effect pill within a psychiatrist's clinical discretion. It would be worthwhile to discuss all this with your psychiatrist as the side effects you could described could most likely be addressed.
I totally understand. I have the same reaction to the medications for bp. I have just come off seroquel again for the 3rd time. I have tried to manage bp holistically but I can't on a long term basis especially when there is added stress in my life. But I also can't function on the meds. Sometimes I just take the Xanex at night or during panic attacks but I don't like to take it too often because I know how addictive benzos can become. Bp ***** and is very hard to manage. I totally understand what you are going through.
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