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Jan 23, 2005
I recently went off abilify and i was having a manic episode and my mom was begging me to take it and I told her it makes me have weird thoughts so I took the xanax and left the pill on my desk and cleaned my room. now the pills gone I don't remember taking it but Im afraid I did and ill start to have the thoughts allover again if tookk it wouldnt I at least remember I did Im starting to feel all the symptoms of it is this placebo or did I actually take the pill also is this OCD?


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Aug 5, 2004

Paxil, which you mentioned in another post, can help lessen obsessive thinking:

Paxil® (paroxetine HCl) is an agent in a newer class of antidepressant medication known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). It is an effective treatment for OCD.

On the other hand, any antidepressant, including Paxil, can increase the chances of having a manic episode (SSRI-induced mania). Since you recently had a manic episode, I would be careful if you take Paxil, letting your doctor know immediately if you feel manic on it. However, there was only a potential 3% chance of Paxil inducing mania in bipolar patients who were in a depressed phase (rather than a manic phase) according to a 2002 study.

If the obsessive, morbid thinking you mentioned in an earlier post is indeed related to Abilify, then I agree that some med changes may be in order. If you continue to have obsessive thoughts, therapy may be more helpful and without side effects.

if tookk it wouldnt I at least remember I did
I can easily forget if I took a pill earlier in the day. This is why there are pill boxes which have compartments for each day and/or time of day to help you remember whether you took your meds.

Im afraid I did and ill start to have the thoughts allover again if tookk it
I woudn't worry about that. A single dose would only have a short-term effect:

Aripiprazole (Abilify) is well absorbed, with peak plasma concentrations occurring within three to five hours after administration. The oral availability is 87%. The mean elimination half-life is about 75 hours for aripiprazole and 94 hours for its active metabolite.

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