zyprexa

  1. nvts

    Abilify and difficult child 1

    Hi! He's on 8 mgs. 4 in the a.m. and 4 in the p.m. All was right with the world, but things are changing. Drooling, aggressive behavior is returning, stiff legs, back and now shoulders, "droopy", seems sedated. The anxiety is creeping back in as well. My question: Anxiety seems to be the...
  2. M

    from Abilify to Trileptal, was dystonia

    So we are trying to wean him off of Abilify and transfer him to Trileptal and Trileptal doesn't seem to be working quite as well. His dystonia is down by a lot, but his mania is higher and I don't think it's too long before he assaults someone or melts down in school. Tried for the first time...
  3. J

    abilify vs risperidone?

    My son is currently on Abilify. With some of the insurance changes happening at work, I worry about how I'll be able to afford it going forward. It will be over $500 a month. I was looking on the insurance website and Risperidone would only be about $20 a month. Obviously I prefer the cost of...
  4. M

    High Dose Abilify/Tenex

    difficult child (14/15 in May) is on high dose Abilify 37 1/2 mg & Tenex 2 1/2 mg daily (at night). He seems to tolerate it fine with no side effects. Most difficult children or adults are not on this high dose. It makes me worry though; however, since no side effects, doctor. thinks it's not a problem. It is what...
  5. B

    Conduct Disorder and Abilify

    I am new to this group. My 12 year old son was just diagnosed with a Conduct Disorder. We have been working with a psychologist and psychiatrist for over a year and nothing seems to be working. We have tried Trileptal. He has been suspended from school at least once a week. He is very...
  6. L

    Short question...Abilify/Risperdal

    Hi all....Our lives have changed to the good since my oldest son has been put on Risperdal by the neuro, only 0.2ml made a huge difference! BUT he gained almost 8 kg and is still gaining....he also started bedwetting...Both side effects of Risperdal! So the psychiatrist said we need to switch to...
  7. Chaosuncontained

    Abilify side effects in 8 year old

    My son turns 9 next month. The 18th he was diagnosis with a mood disorder (diagnosis with ADHD when he was 4). He was put on Abilify, took 2.5 mg the 1st day, 5 mg today. School called because he was falling asleep in class--they let him have a 20 minute nap in the nurses office. He is also complaining his...
  8. Hanging-On

    Abilify, created angelic, attention focused twin??

    The babysitter just called me and asked, "does difficult child have a nice twin"? Yesterday and today he has been a totally different kid. Yesterday he NEVER cussed, NEVER lost it and NEVER went into meltdown. HE was sweet and nice to her ALL DAY, HELPED a little boy who was having a tantrum in the...
  9. TerryJ2

    Starting our first night of Abilify--fingers crossed!

    Okay, here we go, 1/2 of a 5 mg tablet every night for 3 wks, then we see the psychiatrist again. We had a GREAT appointment! I dropped off a hand-written a note a few wks ago, describing how difficult child is always tense, agitated and soooo negative, and in general, unhappy, deliberately isolating himself and...
  10. F

    What psychiatric medications have caused bad weight gain for your child?

    For us it was Risperdal, Zyprexa, Depakote, Lithium, Remeron, Trazadene and Paxil/Paroxatene
  11. J

    high functioning moments?

    hi to all, I just had to ask a question. I was just wondering does anyone else have a child with whom exhibits average functioning behaviors at certain time frames during day/week? I think that's why this is all so confusing for me. Only 6 mos. ago my little girl was outside riding her bike...
  12. F

    New Here - 6yo with Dual Personalities

    Hi, I was actually here briefly 2 years ago when my difficult child, Tuna, was diagnosis with ODD. Weeeeee're baaaack! )-: Now it's a diagnosis of Anxiety Disorder not otherwise specified & mood disorder. She started on Abilify 2mg & Remeron 15mg and we had a different kid overnight. It was great, we thought all our problems were...
  13. Alisonlg

    Met with psychiatrist *finally*

    So we had an appointment with M's psychiatrist Thursday morning... I swear, I don't think he even listened to my message on the voicemail!!! I left a VERY detailed message describing M's "manic" behaviors, etc. and when I got in his office today I had to re-describe it all and when it started and how long it...
  14. B

    Anyone tried seroquel? comments?

    My little guy has been having really bad days. He has had some relief on risperdal but it caused him to gain a lot of weight gain. Just quickly wanted to see if any of you have had success with seroquel helping. I know of course that every child is different on these medications. He has gone out...
  15. S

    seroquil?

    I posted before about my son not tolerating respidone. His dr does not want him to go back to abilify. She is going to put him on something called seroquil. The abilify did help somewhat for his aggression and sib. Since his behavior on risperdone was awful,will he react the same way with...
  16. J

    lamictal update and question......

    hi :) so we're on day 5 of lamictal. i've noticed at bedtime the first night she passed out on half of 25mg i know really low dose. yet the rest of the nights it activated her. i have call into psychdoc for an appointment. yet i was wondering anyone else have this experience?? if so did it help...
  17. TerryJ2

    Arrrggh! Just paid $688 for 1 mo supply of Abililfy!

    I looked up the generic online, and Aripiprazole won't be available in generic until 2015. But I can get it from Canada for about $4.87 per 10 mg pill by mail order. But there are so many warnings that not all the generics are alike, because they're not the "Official" generics. We have Anthem...
  18. JJJ

    Fixed Delusions

    Kanga has a couple of fixed paranoid delusions. The therapist can't reach her because to Kanga these are very real. Are there any medication that helps treat impaired reality: delusions, hallucinations, etc??????
  19. totiredtofight

    someone clairify please

    the psychiatric hospital called early this morning to say that difficult child 2 had to be restrained and put in to the quiet room because she had attacked peers and staff .. about 30 mins ago the psychiatrist called to get the ok to give difficult child 2 zyprexa ( may have spelled it wrong) on an as needed basis but also wants to start the...
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