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Abilify injection Vs. Risprodol injection - April 1st 2017, 10:57 AM

Not sure if this is the right category or even the right forum to post in since i know y'all aren't medical professionals but I have some questions I want to ask anyone if anyone has the experience taking either these meds, injection specific.
I'm currently on a monthly abilify injection regimen, don't ask how many mg because I don't even know, and so far it's been great and they did increase the dose recently too which we're still waiting on how that's going. But my symptoms are getting more intense and it's getting worrisome.
Before I got on abilify I was on invega and that was making me gain weight really bad and there was a big risk for me to get diabetes and all, so for a week they put me on an as needed dose of risprodol, equivalent to the amount I was taking of the invega and I dont know how much that was either so. But those times I took risprodol i was at the height of my life I was cruising along life the highest I've ever been mood wise. I was on top of everything and I was so good.
Now that the abilify is not taking care of the symptoms as much as it used to, I want to have a conversation with my doctor about what we should do: Wait and see how the higher dose goes for a few more months (something i worry about because I'm getting highkey depressed and delusional and dissociative on the regular and it's getting to a point where it's very very concerning), try an even higher dose which I know can happen (but I don't wanna do that and be pumped up on meds hella like no), or ask to try the risprodol injection.
I've compared the abilify with the risprodol on this site called iodine where you can compare any medication side by side and I know that this one I'm taking now (abilify) is the safest one for my blood sugar and weight health, while risprodol sounds like a repeat of the weight gain and high risk pre-diabetic point I was when I was on invega. At the same time I don't know anything about the psychological aspects to why my doctor went for abilify before risprodol, I mean I mostly thought it was because of the physical health aspect.

TLDR: does anyone have any experience with the injection form of risprodol? Is it anything compared to the oral form? Any comparisons to abilify injection? Are these questions out of line? Should I just keep these to myself and my doctor? I'm not asking which ones I should take I'm mostly wondering if I should even bring up risprodol in general. I'm going to talk to my doctor anyways soon-ish so much input is appreciated


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Re: Abilify injection Vs. Risprodol injection - April 2nd 2017, 04:34 AM

Honestly, I was on the Abilify injection, highest dose, and it did nothing for me after a year of taking it. Instead they added me on the Aristada injection, which is the equivalent of Abilify but a different strain of it if that makes sense? It's like Abilify and has Abilify in it but it isn't Abilify. And with Aristada you can get an injection every six weeks instead of four depending upon your needs and current dose of Abilify. Generally they want you on Abilify before they put you on Aristada to see if you have any allergic reactions, but since you're already on the abilify injection you shouldn't have any issues.

I personally haven't been on Risperodol, I've heard mixed reviews about it though.

I suggest suggesting the Aristada - after switching from Abilify to it, I felt 100% better, and every other medicine I was on I was able to come off of because of it.


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Re: Abilify injection Vs. Risprodol injection - April 2nd 2017, 06:51 AM

Definitely bring up all your thoughts to your doctor. They're not mind readers, and you the patient spend more time thinking about yourself than anyone else, so doctors want to know what you've been thinking, as that helps them greatly.

Choosing a psychiatric medication to try is somewhat of a guessing game. Pretty much the only way to really find out if a certain medication will work for you is to try it and see what happens.

There may be other adjunct medications that can counter the tendency to gain weight on certain meds. (Then it becomes a game of finding the best combination of meds that works.)

It's good to know that risperdal works well for you. Definitely tell the doctor that, as that will give him a clue as to what category works for you. He may know of a similar med like risperdal that you and him could consider trying.
   
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