Monday, October 20, 2008

Self-report on Abilify

A reader has sent me his self-report on the first four weeks on Abilify. I hear Abilify mentioned often. For example, Ludo Max told me that they had some very positive experience with Abilify, but they never got the money for more research, I believe. Again, we need to be careful to its real efficacy. Here is the 4-week report:

It has been 4 weeks now since I started taking Abilify and so far so good.I am 28 years old and have stuttered all my life. This is the first time I am taking medication for my stutter. I started initially on 2 mg and increased to 5 mg after 2 weeks.All secondaries like eye blinking and face contortions have gone and I feel myself a lot more in control of my speech. For the first time in my life, I have started to make eye contacts while talking.I have gone from a severe stutterer just a one month back to a mild one now.
I have started to talk a lot more at work and with my friends and family. I am not expereincing that much rush of blood and anxiety before talking.
Abilify is not a cure and I still have blocks and I still stutter. But the blocks frequency and duration have reduced substantially and I seem to apply easy onset techniques to get out of blocks more easily and frequently now than before.
I haven't had any adverse side effects so far. I haven't gained any weight, though I have been also watching my diet and working out and also I haven't experienced dizziness or restlessness. I hope that the positive effects of Abilify on my speech don't wear off after some time.

2 comments:

ferramis said...

Hi,

I finally got some Abilify and started with a 5mg daily treatment. After 3 hours I felt the first symptoms of weakness and at the end of the day I had ALL sideeffects which were listed as highly possible. The second day was even worse, I slept more then 15 with some puking breaks in between. I could neither stand nor sit for long time and had constantly pain. The third day was again even worse, I could not eat anything nor drink. Every thing I took to me was puked out instantly. Slept again with many puking breaks. Over the night I thought the pain would kill me and I finally stopped the drug. After 2 days OFF the drug I felt better, but still fight with Insomnia. I think I felt a small improvement around the first day, but reconsidering it it might just be the thought that Abilify might help, because the following days neither I nor others saw a difference in fluency. So whats the next test to do :)?

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