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Ok - I'm back to the Abilify. I also take Cogentin at night with my Abilify to help with the akathesia (inner shakiness).

BUT - I tend to be a bit short and irritable while on Abilify. I like the motivation and energy it gives me, but my poor husband can't take my irritable personality.

I have Xanax to take, which helps a little. Maybe my bitchiness is due to anxiety caused by Abilify?

Is there something else I can add to the Abilify that would help? Risperdal or an anti-depressant?

For a drug that is supposed to treat mania, it really revs me up - a little hyper?!