Been on Abilify for about 5 years now...started off on 15mgs, and when I changed doctors, my new doctor was horrified that I had been on what he considered a very high dose, so he moved me down to 5mgs. Felt fine psychologically on 5mgs, so that was okay. My weight gain coincidentally started 5 years ago as well. However, I also quit using and abusing certain substances 5 years ago, too. So...Abilify + abstinence = weight gain? Possibly.
NOW, my question is: 2 weeks ago I hit the wall with me weight and made some significant dietary changes. I started eating less and am making much better choices--a big improvement over what I had been doing. I finally stepped on the scale today because I suspected that I hadn't lost an ounce--and I was right. Nothing, no change, despite not eating nearly as much or as poorly as usual. Could the Abilify be preventing me from actually losing any weight?
Anyone else have any weight-related problems with Abilify? My GP is pretty much certain it's the Abilify that caused me to gain...but could it also prevent me from losing, too?
Your input would be appreciated, thanks!