View Full Version : Medication Changes

02-19-09, 02:12 PM
How do you adjust when there is a need/want for a medication change?

I am changing over from Abilify to Zyprexa Zydis because of the side effects that Abilify was causing. Abilify was increasing my anxiety, and causing restlessness/akathisia. The only side effect (that I know I can manage this time better) with Zyprexa Zydis is weight gain (last time (and only time)) I was on it I gained 24lbs in 6 months.

Basically, how do you adjust to a change in medication? I know the first few days are rough but how do you work through it to adjust better?