I am really hesitant about starting this. I just began taking focalin for add a week ago, and now I'm adding the Lamictal for bp tomorrow. I have been on abilify in the past, about 2 years ago and it was horrible. I felt like a zombie. I am afraid of this having the same or similar effect...and I am also concerned about weight gain. Is weight gain a result of it increasing your appetite? or does it actually slow down your metabolism?