I have been a serious relationship with a man who is bipolar. He was perscribed to cymbalta and lamictal. We have had are ups and downs to say the least, but I love him with all of my heart. He was recently put on Abilify after getting very depressed for some time. Now, he has no emotions. He doesnt touch me, he doesnt laugh, he doesnt smile. I feel as though he is pushing me away. Is this a normal response to Abilify? Does it last forever? I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks
That's why many manic/depressives quit taking their meds. I'm bipolar and tried the "zombie" meds before. After trying a few different meds I quit them all. I don't advise that either. I'm pretty much screwed either way! Good luck.
I have experienced the same thing ... My boyfriend has been on Abilify for a few months and he has turned cold and uninterested in the relationship. Recently added Lamictal and he has become so distant he doesn't even answer my calls anymore.
Could this be the drugs? Or is it just a bad personality?