Recovery from Bipolar Disorder and Abilify

Recovery from Bipolar Disorder and Abilify

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I’ve been drug free for over a month now and feel clear, centred and ready to go home armoured with the knowledge of how to lead a healthy drug free life. Thank you Alternative to Meds Center!

I came to Alternative to Meds Center on abilify diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

I have been on risperidone and olanzapine / zyprexa in the past for 4 previous psychotic experiences. I was on abilify for 2 years. Antipsychotic medication I believe has it’s place in coming down from the manic experience of a psychotic episode but once that is over spending your life on antipsychotics is like living with the volume turned down on all your senses. I wrote a poem about it which is on the Alternative to Meds Center blog called Dear Dr Olanzapine.

The last time I took myself off antipsychotics (olanzapine) I was back in hospital with a full blown psychotic episode within 9 months.

The moment I came to Alternative to Meds Center I knew I had struck gold. The program, the supplements, the detox and all the staff have been phenomenal. Coming off abilify wasn’t an easy ride. I had few days of slight mania, and many more days of irritability and withdrawal effects. The program helped me get through these using supplements and detox. It was wonderful to feel empowered through natural means and not to have to turn to pharmaceuticals for assistance.