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Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby Sarandipity » Mon May 25, 2020 3:45 am

Anyone know this drug or used it? How helpful? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby birdsong87 » Mon May 25, 2020 8:06 am

that is strong anti-psychotic medication. My friend with psychosis and schizophrenia takes it.
usually this level of drug makes people who function normally empty-headed, no thoughts, no emotions, reduced functioning.
it could be helpful for an emergency medication, to stop everything inside.
but it only suppresses, it doesn't solve anything. when it is taken long-term for DID it can stop all communication and therefore stop all progress in healing. but people respond to it slightly differently. There are DID systems who don't lose connection when they take anti-psychotics, so you would have to try to be sure. I just don't see a reason why anyone would take abilify if they are not having psychosis and why any psychdoc would bring that up unless they think their patient is going there.
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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby ArbreMonde » Mon May 25, 2020 9:06 am

Abilify did not help us back when it was prescribed to us. It caused Zami to be stuck front without any ability to dissociate, hence a lot of species dysphoria (Zami is a qilin), stress, and OCD. But, medication works differently from person to person. We will not, not recommend it. But we cannot recommend it either, based on our own personal experience with it.

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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby Sarandipity » Mon May 25, 2020 1:04 pm

Thanks guys. I do have psychotic alters. Trouble and Fortune. They are psychotic and delusional.

It doesn't seem to be doing "anything" to me. I feel ok, stuck with Trouble, but not really stuck and I haven't got to know him on any kind of deep level before so it's ok.

Definitely can't dissociate at the moment but that's kinda ok. The others were aiming at that because I'd been absent for so long. I wasn't really in agreement but when things go this far - psychosis and I walked for miles, was awake for 3 days - that tends to mean a vote of everyone has outweighed a few people who object.

I will take this for a while but knowing what you guys have now said once I'm back in the community I will speak to my outside psychiatrist and try weaning off of this and onto a different drug he previously recommended.

Thanks, because it didn't feel like it was effecting me I didn't know..

Last night though I kept waking up with a head jolt. Like someone was trying to come through, couldn't and I jolted awake. So what you're saying explains that, obviously Trouble had other theories of what it was but i know now that it's is the dissociative sleep being stopped. Sometimes I would have 3 dreams at once and be partially awake.

I think even though it's strong, which I hadn't noticed probably because I'm upfront with a psychotic alter who usually stays in the subconscious, it will give a mental rest we all probably need. If the others were against it they wouldn't have took the drugs so readily, refused etc. I'm a voluntary patient which hasn't happened since my first ever hospital admission 20 years ago. So even that tells me everyone was willing.

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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby ArbreMonde » Mon May 25, 2020 2:14 pm

Take care of you, Sarah. We hope you will be back on tracks soon.

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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby Rive » Mon May 25, 2020 2:39 pm

Being on antipsychotics myself and being on abilify before. I would chose abilify but at a very low dose. I think they have a 1.5mg dose. That way it may take care of the symptoms and you still be able to switch. Best to start off low and increase if needed. Don't let them put you on a sh*t ton right away. Aripiprazole is just another brand of abilify.
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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby Hyuukichan123 » Mon May 25, 2020 5:15 pm

Abilify never worked for us. It just made us more sleepy than usual. Most of our medications do this and it makes us feel... empty. I have never heard of aripiprazol. Our anti psychotics dont really do anything for us. In fact it makes it harder for us to communicate with the inner parts. :cry:
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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby Sarandipity » Sun May 31, 2020 7:02 am

Thanks guys it seems to be ok.

Yes it makes me drowsy so I take at night. It's the minimum dose.

I thought there was no switching that the tablet stopped it and it was just me and Trouble (one of the twins) stuck together upfront indefinitely.

But pretty much as soon as we got home from the hospital a couple of others started to come forward.

The doctor said to take the meds for 6months. He looked at DID paperwork from a specialist centre but said he can't deal with DID and to keep it simple because I was having delusional thoughts - which I see as the internal world becomes external. This time it wasn't a bizarre fragment of the twins world, it was just the main internal world where fairies etc are real. I basically believed I was in an enchanted forest. I go to the forest internally. It wasn't bothering me other than I "knew" I was outside except I "believed" it's the enchanted forest. So it was confusing and quite stressy. Also Batcho (Trouble) hears running commentary of everything external whilst in the body which must be how the Twins always know what's going on externally without coming forward and he was also simultaneously on death row in America and running a cartel and lost an arm wrestle because we was on the phone at the time. So all that going on at once was alot. The tablets calmed it. Batcho is still here with me. He's rolling a cigarette on death row but other than telling me that right now he hasn't brought that into the body and the running commentary of everything we're externally doing has stopped.

Once I see our psychiatrist outside of hospital who is different to the inside one I will continue with the plan... Wean off these meds, go onto the anti epilepsy drug which has a side effect of reducing anxiety and wait for therapy.

Thank you for responses, leaflets are ok but asking others is more reassuring to me. Sarah.
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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby Sarandipity » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:43 pm

This med has got awful. I have 2 or 3 periods a day where I simultaneously feel exhausted, can't open my eyes and light hurts them and feel unsettled and agitated.

It's happening first thing in morning, around school pick up and at night. These are times when I usually switch I realised. In the morning I realise whad day it is and what I'm doing. School pick up I picked up kids for years and settling down at night is usually one alter most nights.

It's like the meds is elongating switching and magnifying Beth's anxiety. It's awful. Sarah
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Re: Aripiprazol or Abilify

Postby Sarandipity » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:37 am

It's making me shake more than normal.. I think its excentuating any problem we individually have. Its pony. It makes Sarah feel high and her skin hyper sensitive - she actually likes it. I'm glad she is noticing others. No-one
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