I knew not to stop cold turkey but just didn't think the withdrawals could be that bad. Nothing happened until a week after I'd stopped abilify. Then I felt like I was going crazy!!! The anxiety went thru the roof! Missed 3 days of work. Could not do something simple as balance a checkbook, never mind going to work.
I am now under my doctor's supervision to taper this drug safely.View Thread
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I know everybody knows not to abruptly stop a med. I knew this too but did it anyway. Nothing happened until a week later when I felt like I was losing my mind. The anxiety hit the roof!!! Completely overwhelmed. Could not do something simple like balance a checkbook. Missed 3 days of work. Finally got in to see my primary care and went back on abilify at half the dose and she is tapering me off this med.
Am not happy with the psychiatric nurse I had started to see. Only had 3 appts. with her so far and don't plan on seeing her again.
It is difficult to get ahold of her. When I called her about the abilify withdrawal, she simply said the side effects would go away in another week.
Last week I'd called her twice on Thursday and once on Friday for both an appt. and a refill. Got no answer. Then I call again. She calls me back and lies and says she' s tried to get ahold of me SEVERAL times, when she'd only called me back once with appointment times I couldn't make.
When I called, I said I needed an appointment 2 weeks out, as I'd missed 3 days of work already. Meanwhile, I'm still trying to get a refill on wellbutrin that I''m gonna run out of shortly!!!!
I even wrote a letter to my primary care explaining how I didn't have much faith in Nyla and to please refill the wellbutrin. Her response was she wanted Nyla to refill the prescriptions but Nyla wasn't helping me!!!!
I was beyond frustrated! How could a therapist leave someone hanging without a prescription??? Thank God my primary care finally gave me a refill but it was only for 10 days as apparently she still wanted me to get refills from Nyla.
After a couple of messages left with my primary care, I actually stopped at her office after work. It was closed but someone left the door open. My doctor's nurse was there and I scared the crap out of her.
Had a nice visit with my doctor and got to explain everything and how I had this weird vibe about Nyla and how I thought she didn't want to help me.
My doctor mad a call to Nyla (had to leave message) and told her she was doing my refills for now. I have an appt. with an new therapist on Dec. 17th and my doctor will cover me until then.
I've never had an experience like this with a doctor. I plan on calling her to let her know I won't be seeking her services anymore.View Thread