Abilify and I – Adventures in Antipsychotics

So, the doc’s appointment was early this week because he is going on vacation. So, no doc for three weeks. Anyway, he was concerned by my seemingly lack of response to Risperidal and my relapse into self-injury. His solution was to put me on Abilify.

I haven’t started it yet, and probably won’t until Monday, because we’re waiting on an insurance pre-authorization (probably because my Dx code still doesn’t match my symptoms, and Abilify doesn’t have a generic).

I wanted to solicit the audience for their experiences with Abilify and even just second generation psychotics in general. What was horrible? What was great. What worked for which symptoms and what didn’t?