When I was diagnosed with schizophrenia eight years ago, the first medication I took was called Abilify, it was a new drug, one that was supposed to protect against metabolic issues like gaining weight.
It would’ve been fine but it had a nasty side effect no one told me about, the constant restless feeling of needing to move. I couldn’t sit still and I was so uncomfortable that I’d take miles long walks everyday just to ease the feeling.
I felt like I was about to jump out of my skin.
That was a side-effect called Akithesia.
Needless to say, it was so unpleasant that I demanded to be put on something else. Read More →