Abilify for chronic pain

If you haven’t been offered antipsychotics like Abilify for chronic pain, then you probably will at some time in the future, especially veterans.

http://www.fiercepharma.com/pharma/abilify-gets-warning-for-binge-eating-sex-urges-added-to-label

One of the potential side effects listed for the antipsychotic Abilify and its generics is an uncontrollable urge to gamble. But the FDA is now saying that does not nearly encompass the uncontrolled impulses the drug can inflame. And so it is now warning about pathological urges to binge eat, shop or have sex… While the urges are rare…

From what I’ve read, these drugs are somewhat successful in treating insomnia related to chronic pain. But I’ve also read that they turn you into a zombie. Everyone has to decide for themselves what is the best treatment, keeping in mind that our options are quickly dwindling. And really, sleep is one of the most important treatment options — and it’s free. So, if you feel the need to try one of these drugs, just be careful of the side effects.

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5 thoughts on “Abilify for chronic pain

  1. I do actually ‘laugh out loud’ at the commercials for these drugs, whose caveat side effects that are listed by lawyers are so widespread and broadstroke…its a wonder any one takes anything. But, oh yeah, as a culture we don’t really listen either. I especially love, “in the case of accidental death, contact your physician immediately.” On it!

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  2. I do take this at night the lowest dose …sometimes every other night lol..I am just waiting for the urges to have sex kick in………………………lol….still waiting ask my better half lol….
    I know we shouldn’t joke but I am poking fun at myself so I say it’s ok..I feel for anyone that has any of these side effects..It’s sad in this day and age with all we know about medications the side effects that they don’t take longer look at the make up of these drugs they just wait till a death happens ..
    I try to stick to as few medications as possible even then I hate them all..sometimes I take myself off on my own then get yelled at the Dr for not complying ..well when I feel weird or something and it’s new I try to figure out what medication it maybe ..I hate medications……………………….
    Huggggs gurl
    Suzette

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