Increase in weight effect of Abilify

We have 364 consumer reports for Abilify. Increase in weight effect occurred in 18%.

Patients statistics on Increase in weight side effect for Abilify

Female
Male

Average weight in Lbs
196.89
223.77

Average height in Ft
5′ 4″
5′ 10″

Average age
42
41

Abilify Circle Diagram 67 consumers of 364 reported about Increase in weight

  1. Susan A. Lehmann says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Hallucinations

    I took Abilify / Arpoya for a few weeks. Only 5mg and slowly increased up to 15mg. In parallel, Amisulprid of 125mg down. Until 10mg Abilify I felt like a bad drug addiction but after 1 week 10mg intake disappeared. Then I felt pretty clear, but since I was very tired and tired, I always took these in the evening. Slight sleep disorders occurred but were still ok. Slight sweats. With the 15mg intake, I was not so good, despite holding out several days, it did not get better. The sweat dripped so only after a little effort so from the face there were extreme riots and despite taking in the morning I just can not sleep. The senses and nerves were extremely awake and sitting as well as lying at night was almost impossible. As uncomfortable as it almost hurt. The head simply did not go down tiredly from the illuminated waking. The muscles were like rubber in the legs, powerless and limp and I was totally joyless. Felt like a robot. Despite down dosing on 10mg then on 5mg the side effects did not end. The extreme so-called seat discomfort has now become much less at 2.5mg, the subdued joyless feeling is gone, and light sweats have become very rare. The symptoms of hearing the voices did not go away even at 15mg, so I had to top up the Amisulprid all the time. In my opinion, the Amisulprid for hearing voices is still the best remedy, but I have gained 20kg in a short time so I wanted to prove Abilify. Since the side effects of Abilify for me were too unbearable and the symptoms of hallucinations were not resolved, I can not recommend it in this regard. Now at 2.5mg (dissolved in the water, because not divisible) I finally feel well again have strength in my legs and feel again joy in life and the drive is back again. Will it in the next 3 days kpl. let slip out. Have within 2 weeks then creep from 15mg to 0mg and get no Absetzsymptome or the like. Now I also have ADHD and get Ritalin, which might be the reason why it did not bring the desired effect for me. It was worth a try, but climb back to Amisulprid which helps me in low dosage at 125mg very well against the stimulation! I hope I could help with my experience.

  2. Mary M. Shealy says:
    3.5 rating

    Abilify for Obsessive compulsive disorder

    My compulsions I got with Abilify after about 3months. in the grip. Weight gain of almost 20kg and ever-increasing incontinence make life difficult, but the benefits are more important to me.

    Side effects: Increase in weight
  3. Louise S. Saunders says:
    3.0 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    At the beginning I was just tired. with the time was the fatigue less. The mental chaos is almost gone. Only the anxiety states are simply not better. So I take in the morning 1mg ago. Although dependent but it helps just so well. Unfortunately, the weight remains constant too high. The appetite not good and still no weight loss.

  4. Everett P. Henry says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Drive disorders; Sleep disorders

    Seroquel at the beginning of very strong fatigue and drowsiness, but after proper dosing that took a bit of time and dropped, we went so halfway well. Unfortunately, the fatigue can not disappear even after years, you have to divide the day well, the only one, strong overweight, have up to 25 kil. increased, for a year I take because of the improvement no more seroquel and the weight is since then again without diet wegababer but to get the dissociative disorder and the post-traumatic stress in grasp it was umungängich and brought successful recovery. depakine redard, no side effects, very well tolerated, I still have, keeps my mood quite well in the balance, kickiko has triggered more nightmares with me, but took them anyway due to the sleeplessness resolved, but today I switched to dominal forte, As the dreams became more, Abilify caused me great restlessness, sometimes I could not sit still or stand still, even in bed my feet slipped, was extremely unpleasant

  5. Geneva G. Nelson says:
    3.0 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    Take any dose from Risperdal, as the drug in my opinion has too many side effects. Z.b menstruation loss, extreme weight gain, Appetittvermehrung, hair loss

  6. Joseph R. McSherry says:
    4.0 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    After experiencing my psychosis, I got Risperdal, which made me very stiff. After I switched to Abilify the stiffness was gone. Abilify caused me inner anxiety which later disappeared, but the restlessness in the legs remained until today. In the time with Olanzanpin and Abilify I have gained about 15 kilos. I was able to lose 5 kilos after my jaw operation, but I still weigh 85 kilos.

  7. Brent T. Belcher says:
    4.0 rating

    Abilify for Hallucinations; Psychosis

    One day, 10 years ago, I started to hear voices. But only went to the doctor when I could not stand it anymore. The diagnosed schizophrenia and I were prescribed amisulpride. This worked within a very short time and turned off the votes. At first I only got 100mg, but thats not much, I know people who take 600mg daily. Despite the low dose, my body now changed, gaining almost 20 kg (from 66 kg to 86 kg for a 1.80 m middle-aged man). During this weight gain, I always felt I was not properly in my body, but that’s over now. Also, the weight gain came to a standstill, the weight now remains at 86 to 87 kg, where I must practice discipline while eating, but have no food cravings, otherwise no other side effects. The regular dose is now 200 mg daily. Because this constant feeling of fullness and the swollen abdomen went to the cookie, I asked for a medication that does not make you fat. We then tried it with Abilify. Already in the pharmacy the shock: Abilify costs a multiple of Amisulprid and I had to pay 10 euros, which I do not have to Amisulprid. After taking 10 mg Abilify extreme restlessness, a tingling and pulsing throughout the body, so I could not sleep at night. In spite of Abilify, the voices came back, so the dose should have been increased, which would have worsened sleep problems. After a few days of Abilify, I returned to Amisulprid. I’m still waiting until a drug is developed that I tolerate and that does not make me fat.

    Side effects: Tingle; Increase in weight; Unrest
  8. Pierre L. Dominguez says:
    4.0 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    I switched from 4mg Fluanxol to 15mg Abilify and 2mg Fluanxol. After 5 days I got the first hallucinations and after 10 days I could not sleep even with attached sleeping pills. As with all neuroleptics, I was also an impotent and had akathisia and weight gain. So far worst drug, although Dogmatil triggered a psychosis with me and I am suffering from fears since then.

  9. Jerry G. Nichols says:
    2.5 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    Within days, I got hallucinations, sleep problems. I’ve gained weight, was impotent, got anxiety and severe heart and circulatory problems. In addition, I became very restless. The drug triggers the symptoms against which it is supposed to work. I would not recommend this medicine to anyone. It is also very expensive. For me, Abilify is one of the worst drugs.

  10. Melissa E. Vecchio says:
    3.5 rating

    Abilify for Depression

    With Abylify I have only nausea (on the other hand I drink water or food, for example). Sleep through impossible, wake up every 2 hours. But can often fall asleep again. Total sleep time about 5 hours. Headache (on the other hand I drink coffee (helps me) Weight gain 15 kg Weight loss very difficult Always cravings Otherwise Abilify is only recommended It is stable and can live normally.

  11. Johnny K. Dacus says:
    3.0 rating

    Abilify for Depression; Psychosis

    Amitriptyline: especially strong increase in weight otherwise I notice no medications critical side effects I think only a bit over-therapy but that’s what I’ll talk to the doctor again: D

  12. Ronald J. Colwell says:
    3.5 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    Strong sedation within the first days. Later short-term uneasiness. Good activity after the adjustment phase. But after 3 years of taking it is hardly available. Reoccurrence of psychotic symptoms. After a dose increase, fatigue persists and overwhelming food cravings. Weight gain of 8 kg. Initially, this medication was a blessing to me. Now I just feel it as a burden. Abilify lowered from 30 to 7.5 mg.

  13. Hellen T. Bickel says:
    4.0 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    I was given Abilify for my schizophrenia. After about 3 months, the delusions, voices and hallucinations went away. Then after 2 weeks began other delusions. So I had 2 years of delusions in this drug. Furthermore, I gained 25kg. Eventually, it was discontinued because of side effects. Excessive sweating and circulatory problems. I know people who worked well, but it does not work for me.

  14. Donna S. Graves says:
    4.0 rating

    Abilify for Depression; Psychosis

    I was hired in the clinic on Zyprexa because I got a psychosis and could not eat anything anymore and became aggressive, the drug worked too, I just had vertigo and was very tired and in 2 years from 36 size to 48 rocketed. The appetite increased and my eating habits changed even though I did some exercise, but I was able to work again and that was more important to me than the weight. But there was another depression because I had absolutely no body feeling at all. Since I have changed the medication with my doctor, I tried Abilify, but I have been totally nervous and I have got speech disorders, then I tried zelldox, 80mg in the morning and 80mg in the evening (high dose) the first week I was totally bad, I could not eat anything, but after a week, it got worse and fluoxetine for the depression got 20mg in the morning. I felt great, felt my body again and realized I could enjoy the food again. Only when I took Zelldox in the morning did I get really tired after two hours and had to lie back in bed and sleep first. Now I take 20mg fluoxetine in the morning and 80mg zelldox in the evening, within a year I am from dress size 48 to 40 (also sport), only I notice the protection is not as high as at Zyprexa, at Zyprexa I was feeling-poorer but also more stress-resistant. Now I take feelings more which can be very stressful. Now also do a behavioral therapy, so that I can deal better with everyday situations. (I can only recommend to anyone), the application takes a while and until you find the right therapist, but it’s worth it, because many drugs just kill the symptoms.

  15. Amber W. Holmes says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Psychosis

    I am female, 37 years old and take that Abilify are the acute phase (paranoid schizophrenia). In the schizophrenic phase, Abilify in combination with Risperdal and Tavor helped me, so I became clear after three weeks. Then I only got Abilify in the maximum dose. The first three months with this drug were very, very unpleasant. Morning extreme restlessness, urge to move, difficulty sleeping, and switching from the stimulating phase to the sedating phase of this median were hard to take. From noon I was inhibited in thinking, the cycle went down, I took in the wake of the yo-yo effect again 40 kg. After creeping were the extreme restlessness / urge to move, and the very strong sedation away. Or. weakened. Abilify also slows down fat metabolism and increases appetite, just like any other antipsychotic. Although not quite so much as in other, but the loss is very difficult due to the inertia and the two just mentioned effects. The effectiveness, so the antipsychotic effect was not perfect even for me in the maximum dose. Good, but not perfect. And it annoys me to have to take another sedative in addition to be able to sleep at least 6-7 hours! Any additional agent increases the side effect of weight gain. When the second or third drug-inducing drug breaks any metabolism! On the antidepressant effect: it is drive-enhancing by the impulse of (nor) adrenaline, but too little serotonin is triggered and thus increased. I’m restless half the day, but my mood could really be better. After that, from noon onwards, the effect changes to the opposite. And I’m calmer, more tired. Conclusion: Who has no psychotic symptoms – keep away! And as little as possible, but as much as necessary. Lower doses are always to be preferred. For depression alone: choose a different drug. It is not a miracle product !! For me, Abilify has only been very effective antipsychotic in combination with Risperdal. I do not wish anyone a weight gain of 45 KG in total after 13 years of taking different antipsychotics. The Discrimination is so enormous that I tell everyone from the unnecessary !!! Can advise against taking psychotropic drugs. Because not only my body is dirty, my soul is hurt! Good psychotherapy is sometimes more effective than letting oneself drone. Human affection is the alpha and omega. Since I am also afraid of the so-called weaning difficulties … I am looking for a psychiatrist who works independently of the pharmaceutical industry. (MEZIS: Which means: I pay my own food. An association of independent doctors, specialists and psychiatrists.) Greetings from a responsible patient

  16. Jan R. Mendoza says:
    4.0 rating

    Hello, I’ve been taking Abilify for 8 months as a depot syringe and feel light clicks in my head that have come on and on. The medi seems to be pure garbage for me and in addition, my sexual desire is at its lowest point. By agreement with the doctor, I am now away from the injection and only on 5mg Abilify per day once. Other symptoms include nervousness, weight gain (more appetite, twitching in the hand and face.

  17. Rosemary G. Zeringue says:
    4.5 rating

    Abilify for Depression; Psychosis

    Hi, take Abilify for three and a half years ago.There were plenty of other medications and side effects.Z.Bsp. 30 kg weight gain, breast milk, fatigue, etc. Abilify affects me only conditionally, since my life circumstances, or illness triggers are not off. No further psychotic thrust with constant stress. Do not stress, too much stress Lack of concentration. Bad memory short-term memory. Durchschlafprobleme and Libidoverlust as the only disturbing side effect found.Greinigerter appetite with appropriate weight gain.By sleep then circulation problems. Otherwise, increase the quality of life.

  18. Jamie E. Herd says:
    2.0 rating

    Abilify for Bipolar disorder; Depression; Psychosis

    Moin, take seroquel are about 3 years, side effects depending on the dosage (currently 600 mg) fatigue, tiredness throughout the day, listlessness, mild depression (depression, negative thoughts, NO suicidal thoughts, Gwichtszunahme about 25 kg), so far have I took against the depression Cipramil, about 3 years 300mg Seroquel and Cipramil 10mg, was actually symptom free as far as the schizoaffective disorders are concerned, until this spring, the psychosis has suddenly come back (relationship delusion, paranoid, can read minds ….), So again off to the ambulance, Cipramil discontinued, only Seroquel increased to 600 mg – 3 months mildly manic – Negative symptoms began – Abilify 10 mg – Mood-enhancing, slightly hallus in the corner of the eye, INCREASED increasing – Side effects – inner restlessness, anxiety, anxiety, should take from today 20 mg before 10 mg, well, look, you have the medis always ne chanche of egg Give a few weeks, this inner unrest is unfortunately hard to bear. Good evening Tom