my friend is experiencing some weird symptoms since starting abilify? i was wondering if anyone could help?

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Question by k.amylynn: my friend is experiencing some weird symptoms since starting abilify? i was wondering if anyone could help?
he started on the 8th of february.
the medication is abilify.
since past monday he has been feeling a tightening in his legs.

any thoughts on what this is or if you need more information, please let me know.

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Answer by dodge_cowboy_72
Abilify side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using Abilify and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
fever, stiff muscles, confusion, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats;
jerky muscle movements you cannot control;
sudden numbness or weakness, headache, confusion, or problems with vision, speech, or balance;
increased thirst or urination, loss of appetite, fruity breath odor, drowsiness, dry skin, nausea, and vomiting
seizure (convulsions);
thoughts of hurting yourself;
feeling like you might pass out;
jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes); or
urinating less than usual or not at all.

Less serious side effects may include:
choking or trouble swallowing;
dizziness, drowsiness, or weakness;
constipation, mild stomach upset;
headache, anxiety;
sleep problems (insomnia); or
weight gain.

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2 Responses to “my friend is experiencing some weird symptoms since starting abilify? i was wondering if anyone could help?”

  1. dawn.pugh says:

    Lots if medication have side effects and usually within the first few weeks these symptoms are at there worst.
    my advice would be to persevere a little while longer if the symptoms are still difficult toi deal with go back to your or perscriber and ask to try an alternative.
    Good luck

  2. Greg C says:

    Yes, one of the adverse reactions (side effects) of Abilify, and all antipsychotics, is that it can cause a problem called Neuropathic malignant syndome. NMS is characterized by fever, cardiac problems (irregular pulse), and muscle rigidity.

    He should always review negative reactions with a doctor as soon as they are noticed, especially with antipsychotics since suicide is a major, and not that rare, side effect of those drugs.

    P.S. Drugs to help with neurological disorders should never have a “give it some time” answer. While it may take some time to take effect, if there are negative reactions, unless otherwise advised by a doctor, you need to go back ASAP.

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