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    Medication Review : Aripiprazole

    Name of medication: Aripiprazole
    Also known as: Abilify
    Type: Antipsychotic


    Link to patient information: http://www.patient.co.uk/medicine/aripiprazole

    **Please note all following information is based on individual members experiences.
    **Any side effects or any questions should ALWAYS be directed to your own medical team.

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    I've just started taking this, 5mg in the mornings. Apparently it can make you feel more alert so mornings are best.
    I don't think I am really having any side effects so far... probably too early to tell.

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    Glad you're doing OK on it hunni..
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    Best of luck with the abalify. It's one that I take. I don't seem to have very many side effects, but I'm taking it for a good while.

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    I had bad side effects on this, they took a while to show but I couldn't sit still, felt wired and irritable all the time. That was on a tiny dose of 5mg. I have gone back to Quetiapine.

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    Thanks for the update x
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    My psychiatrist mentioned Quetiapine or this one for maybe in the future after I've got used to my increase in Pregabalin. Does it help with intrusive thoughts?

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    I would say that both help with intrusive thoughts. But Abilify is an activator, so I found myself being more anxious, whereas Quetiapine has antihistamine properties, which means it helps with sleep, and I feel way more relaxed on Quetiapine. I am calm when driving and can sleep better at night.

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