Well, a week after I was on the verge of checking myself into the looney bin, I am feeling 400 times better. I really did not want to go to the bin, I feared they wouldn’t let me have my Kindle since it has a cord, and I had to finish the second Hunger Games book.
The only bad side-effect of the Abilify I’ve noticed so far is some major nausea. I woke up Saturday morning with Rhys-induced morning sickness flashbacks. It got bad enough Sunday that I took a phenergan. I’ve tried taking it right after I eat so it’s not just floating around in an empty stomach, but that didn’t seem to help. Maybe it will pass or maybe I’ll just have to take it at night along with a phenergan. I have no idea if that’s do-able as a long term solution. All I know I can’t take dry heaving into the toilet with no reward in sight.
The upside is I’ve lost 2lbs in the last week. I think it was just coincidence based on changing my diet and not the meds.
So overall I think the Zoloft and Abilify are working well. But as I’ve said before, finding something that works is like hitting a moving target. And once I find something that works, it seems like it only works awhile, and then I have to find some other combination of things. I’m running out of options so I really, really hope this does the trick!