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Old 02-22-2009, 06:25 PM   #1
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Lamictal and abilify

one of these drugs is causing me to have muscle contractions or spasms.. I'm not sure what to call it. which one could it be and if I were to take one or the other at night and one in the morning would that help

 
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Re: Lamictal and abilify

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one of these drugs is causing me to have muscle contractions or spasms.. I'm not sure what to call it. which one could it be and if I were to take one or the other at night and one in the morning would that help
am on both of these but luckily have had no side effects, wonder if it was increased with you too fast. both have to be taken really slowly.. did get the odd pain in stomach when started on abilify but nothing unbearable. both seem to be at least giving more energy for a few hours during day for the first time in over a year. it might help to do the night and morning plan. talk to your pdoc and see what he says.

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Old 02-26-2009, 08:41 PM   #3
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Re: Lamictal and abilify

My boyfriend was on Lamictal until recently and began to have problems with muscle spasms, often associated with feelings of anxiety or stress. He still has them sometimes now that he's been off it for a few months but not nearly as much as he used to (though he had a really hard time with withdrawal symptoms when getting off the drug).
I would talk to your doctor about it. I don't know much about Abilify.

 
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Re: Lamictal and abilify

I am also on both, 300mg of Lamictal and 5mg Abilify and don't have any of the tremors.

Is he on any other meds?

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Old 02-27-2009, 07:02 PM   #5
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Re: Lamictal and abilify

Hi,
Check with your pharmacist, ask for a package insert listing all the possible side effects. I believe that both these meds (most psych meds, unfortunately) can have these side effects. And surely speak to your doctor about them, too.

 
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Re: Lamictal and abilify

Actually since you have internet access you can go to the "official" Lamictal and Abilify websites and read the full package inserts and side effects.

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