October 31, 2012 by Kara Nichols
I’ve been on dozens of medications throughout the last 11 years for Bipolar Disorder. The best combination so far has been Zyprexa and Prozac. So when I had to switch medications a few months ago because I couldn’t afford Zyprexa with my insurance (generic was going to run $300 a month) I was pretty devastated.
My doctor switched me to Abilify and the results have been horrible, I’ll spare you all of the depressing side effects but they include weight gain and a mouth twitch. How awful is that? Well, I changed insurance companies this month and now Zyprexa will only cost $2.60 a month! I am so excited to get back to feeling well. I haven’t been myself for weeks and weeks. My doctor is having me switch immediately instead of gradually which is a bit unorthodox but my side effects are so bad he said it’s for the best. I’m so ready to feel good again. Heck, I’d settle for feeling just okay.