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Sun Nov 28 19:56:18 EST 2010

Hi, me n my husband are juvenile diabetic, he has started getting panic attack n have started taking Abilify. Could this be because of diabetes?
Asked By: stephen892  

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He has this in mind that his insulin is not working properly.
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Expert Answers (1)
2011-01-26 23:04:18.0

I would encourage you to discuss your concerns with your husbands doctor who has prescribed the Abilify to try to get to the cause. Erratic blood glucose levels can cause emotional swings, in some people more than others. Remember, low blood glucose levels can cause anxiousness and shakiness which could be attributed to anxiety / panic attacks, so for one when your husband starts to experience these symptoms first you could check his sugar to make sure he is not low. Again, having this documentation when you speak to his doctor may help.
Answered By: Shannon Lyles
Accreditations: BSN, RN, CDE
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2010-12-24 14:12:45.0

it's probably Abilify. Atypical antipsychotics are extremely powerful drugs that should be reserved for treatment of bipolar and schizophrenic patients. Check the side effects listed. """In fact, although 20 percent of patients in clinical trials experienced anxiety with Abilify, 17 percent of those on placebo did, too."""
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