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Hello- Thank you for asking the question. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families & am happy to reply.
I am happy to help with this.
Abilify is a very good medication for treating problems with thoughts, which could be related to having Schizoaffective DIsorder.
If you Mom is concerned about this medication (it is classified as an atypical anti-psychotic NOT narcotic) she should be included in conversations with your Doctor so that she can be reassured that this medication is the appropriate choice for you.
Sometimes reading the information can make a parent feel afraid-- however, it must be understood that this medication can provide you with significant benefit if you are having problems with thoughts, hearing voices etc.
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I trust this will help you and your mom.
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Hello. Thank you for your answer. We have now bought abilify (but she's still not convinced, that's it the right medication - she's afraid that It will mess up my head - is that possible?) and, now that I have gotten Abilify - is it then decided that I am schizoaffective? (I know that you can't answer fully sure - but, like, When I have gotten abilify, is it like, that my psychiatrist is going to set a diagnosis?) I have another question about Abilify too, and that is - I have suffered from an eating disorder (Bulimia with anorexic tendences) and I am afraid that the medication will do that I gain weight? I really don't want to gain any weight. Is it also possible that this could be worse when I start the treatment, will the voices - get worse, or more? I already have five voices, so if it will get worse when I take Abilify I am not sure that I trust the medication? I am also very scared that the medication will make me to someone else? like, that I lose controll over myself?
.. Yes I want it to stop, but I am afraid of getting the diagnosis, will this medication confirm that I HAVE schizoaffective? So theres a huge chance that I will gain weight? (I am currently 151 cm and weight 40kg so gaining weight is no option) And, they can't like force admitt me to a psychiatric ward? (I were admitted to the psychiatric ward a few months ago, after a suicide attempt, and I were in the ward over two months) So, If I refuse medication - can they force me? or take me away from my parents?
Okey. I ask a lot - I am sorry for that, but it's really scary. so.. * They can't for any reason force admitt me to the psychiatric ward, for refusing medication* They can't for any reason take me away from my parents, because they won't force me to take the medication
What If Abilify doesn't work? how many days does it take before Abilify works, or have any effect? Could I get any Side effects the first day with abilify?
Is it possible that Abilify makes me dizzy and more paranoid than usual? Because I have more anxiety and I am more paranoid now, and I have taken abilify two days now.
I think seriously Abilify is making me worse. I am having suicidal thoughts, I can't focuse, I have panic and the voices are even higher. I think I am going crazy.
Is it possible that I am schizoaffective - all though Abilify don't work?
And Is it possible that Abilify works better with Fluoxetine at the morning, than taking it at night with sleepings pills? (Imovane, 10 mg)
Relist: Other. Is it possible that I am schizoaffective - all though Abilify don't work? And Is it possible that Abilify works better with Fluoxetine at the morning, than taking it at night with sleepings pills? (Imovane, 10 mg) And can she really give me Abilify without a diagnosis?
Other. Is it possible that I am schizoaffective - all though Abilify don't work? And Is it possible that Abilify works better with Fluoxetine at the morning, than taking it at night with sleepings pills? (Imovane, 10 mg) And can she really give me Abilify without a diagnosis?