ambll1031

296d

I just started my new medicine aripiprazole. I'm still adjusting to it so I know I'm still going to flip a switch in my emotions. I haven't flipped to physical anger in YEARS. Since probably 2019 to be exact when I was with my ex. I am now with a new guy and he is amazing. I've been with him for 1 year and we've been amazing together. Ever since I started my new meds the littlest things he does makes me so angry and want to hit him. Any advice on how to help control the anger? I hate feeling this way towards him because he is amazing towards me. it's just stupid little things setting me off. I see my doctor in a few weeks. any advice? please help me!

Hydroxyzine

Bipolar Disorder

Aripiprazole

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  • Celine

    293d

    Omg, I’m on Abilify too, and I am also quick to anger. Do you think the two are related...Abilify and anger?!?! And what I do to combat my rage and anger is to walk away, count backwards from 100 till I calm down, I use DBT, and I tell my guy when he’s done something to trigger me before I escalate anything. 99.999% of the time it’s a weird misunderstanding if my guys done something triggering but if I don’t seek clarity I go bonkers. I hope this helps and please feel free to hmu on messenger 🥰💕

    • ambll1031

      293d

      thank you so much! I will definitely take that into consideration! I usually always tell my bf when I've gotten angry over something and he usually let's me calm down and then explains it better. Mostly just misunderstandings.

  • Deathfuffy

    293d

    I take abilify and use hydroxyzine to help with anger. I don’t know why but I have so much rage for no reason. The hydroxyzine cuts it back slightly and I heard the Zoloft I am on can help too.

    • Celine

      293d

      omg! I’m prescribed hydroxyzine too but it’s a PRN med and it never made me feel any different really other than the first time I took it, but the second time I felt nothing. How much Hydroxyzine do you take at once?

      • Deathfuffy

        293d

        I take 25mg daily and 3 prn of 25mg a day. It seems to help a little

    • ambll1031

      293d

      I was prescribed hydroxyzine as a sleeping aid/emergency anxiety pill. I may have to talk to my doctor to see if it will also help with my bursts of anger. Thank you so much!!

  • msh13

    290d

    I took abilify and so did another friend of mine and it didn’t do anything for us, I was probably worse off. if you can, my psychiatrist offered a DNA test that will test a bunch of different meds (not just the ones you used/are using) and see which is actually compatible without actually having to get a month dose and testing it that way. turns out the prozac and abilify i was on did literally nothing for me, so i’d definitely see if this sorr of test is an option for you. i also had a “hell week” with abilify where when i started taking it, i was super short with everyone so it could just be the adjustment period. it was pretty strong for me even on a 25mg dose.

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