I tried Abilify in May to June of 2008. When I was on the 2mg dose, things seemed to be ok. When I went up to 5mg, I had tremendous leg pain and muscle stiffness. When I went down to 2mg again the leg problems went away. Then my doctor decided to switch me to Seroquel. I gradually increased my dosage up to 100 mg. At that point, my leg troubles began again. Unfortunately, they never ended. I got off the Seroquel and the leg pain persisted. It's bad in the morning. My right hamstring is always stiff. It can get better or worse without any rhyme or reason. Sometimes, sitting in a chair can trigger bad pain because of the pressure on my hamstrings due to the edge of the chair. It also seems to get worse with exercise. If I do a lot of walking, I'll be in bad pain for the next three days. Most of my pain symptoms are symmetric. There are days when even my shoes hurt as if they're on the wrong foot.
I've seen a spine guy, an endocrinologist, a neurologist, and have had xrays and MRIs of my back. I had an EMG done of my leg muscles and that was normal. Blood work was normal. Pain killers, including Vicodin don't work. Muscle relaxants, including central nervous system relaxants don't work. Been on Requip and that didn't help. I've been told it's not MS, NMS, Fibromyalgia, or Tardive Disconesia.
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to put it all out there. Does anybody have anything like this? Has anybody ever heard of something like this?