I’ve been on Abilfy for more than a year and I am starting to get signs of tardive dyskinesia as well as akathisia. Tardive dyskinesia is a disorder that involves involuntary movements, especially of the lower face. This side effect is permanent. The akathisia, on the other hand, causes anxiety and restlessness all rolled into one. Oddly, this had the effect of incapacitating me, for I have never had a restless nature.
Med changes, from what I’ve gleaned from others, is not a welcome experience. It’s not like changing from acetaminophen to asprin. Weird side effects take place.