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Abilify vs. Cymbalta for Bipolar Disorder

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Abilify

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Other Names: Duloxetine
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 93,253 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 150,738 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Aripiprazole ( brand names: Abilify, Aripiprex) is an atypical antipsychotic and antidepressant used in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ... Read more on Wikipedia
Duloxetine (sold under the brand names Cymbalta, Ariclaim, Xeristar, Yentreve, Duzela) is a serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor manufactured and marketed by Eli Lilly and Company. It is effective for major depressive... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Andy
September 8, 2014
Andy wrote
Talking aripiprazol (10mg) lofepramine (140mg)
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By Annie J
August 17, 2014
Annie J wrote
Abilify
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By Jackie
June 28, 2014
Jackie wrote
Cymbalta - Treatment for Crohn's Disease
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By softail
June 19, 2014
softail wrote
just learning up on some info.for my best friend thanks for being there ; )
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By Bobbie
March 27, 2014
Bobbie wrote
Carb Cravings on Cymbalta
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By GARY GERSIN
March 21, 2014
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I have trouble reaching climax while on Lyrica. Also have major stomach/bowel issues when dose increased.
CountryCutie  |  October 16, 2014
Can't get an erection since starting Lyrica one year ago.
TomKat  |  July 28, 2014
well I am a lady and i find it hard, now to reach orgasm... its is frustrating and a lengthy process. I am on Lyrica 300 per day!
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By chiclets
March 18, 2014
chiclets wrote
Actavis generic vs. Teva generica (for Cymbalta)
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By reid4keeps
February 19, 2014
reid4keeps wrote
Cymbalta and palpitations
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By Songstylist
January 31, 2014
Songstylist wrote
Cymbalta and Prestiq
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By messed up
November 15, 2013
messed up wrote
ambilfy or tegertol
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By jen
October 30, 2013
jen wrote
shortness of breath and abilify.
so i just started taking abilify and have shortness of breath never had it before it is the meds then?
jonny  |  March 16, 2014
It is the AF that is causing your shortness of breath, not the warfarin.
January 12, 2014
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By AT
October 13, 2013
AT wrote
Saphris for Bipolar I
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By Krisathome
September 11, 2013
Krisathome wrote
Cymbalta and palpitations
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September 5, 2013
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Ablify and other Behavioral Drugs.
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What patients are saying about Abilify + Cymbalta + Bipolar Disorder

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a year and it did help my bipolar and depression symptoms...
...it did help my bipolar and depression symptoms. I have recently found, though, that there is a bad interaction between Abilify and other meds I am on like Cymbalta and Celebrex. I am also a...
for me I choose meds. Abilify has helped even out my mood...
...out that I have bipolar disorder. I must say ...but for me I choose meds. Abilify has helped even out my mood considerably and Lexapro and Cymbalta have helped with my anxiety and depression...
and is also on Abilify. He has had no negative side effects...
...difference in his life. He was barely able to function from depression a year and a half ago. He was eventually diagnosed as bipolar and is also on Abilify. He ha...
I've been on it for almost a year now with no side effects...
...narcolepsy (60 mg, per day), I'm bi polar II, and I take Lamictal, Abilify, Wellbutrin and Cymbalta.  I don't have any problems with psychosis or cycling.  I've been on it for almost a year now wit...
I've been on it for almost a year now with no side effec...
...narcolepsy (60 mg, per day), I'm bi polar II, and I take Lamictal, Abilify, Wellbutrin and Cymbalta.  I don't have any problems with psychosis or cycling.  I've been on it for almost a year now...
really working well. My only complaint is I get very tired...
...been on Cymbalta for a year on October 1 and it has been the best thing that ...combination with the Abilify I take is really working well.  My only complaint is I get very tired in the afternoo...
sleeping less with it. I also take Abilify which helps the...
...the depressive side. I have taken cymbalta for years and had good success with its ...but at least I am sleeping less with it. I also take Abilify which helps the antidepressant work better....
the cymbalta didn't help either, so i recently switched...
...immediately noticed severe muscle stiffness,, i could not sit still for more than a couple of minutes, could not sleep, so i stopped taking it. the cymbalta didn't help either, so i recently...
That's what abilify does- it helps anti-depressants...
...cymbalta was good but I was still having ...and neither gave me any side effects. That's what abilify does- it helps anti-dep...
taking Lamictal and cymbalta for a while with no problems
...for the xanax maybe. I also just started abilify. I've been taking Lamictal and cymbalta for a while...
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