For the past five years I have been on adderall and lexapro, however, I have only taken my adderalll because I can't stand the side effects that pair with the lexapro. After many episodes of feeling up and down I finally was honest with my doctor and told her her that I love the adderall and have not taken the lexapro, but am tired of feeling really up or really down. She diagnosed me with bipolar disorder and switched my meds to only abilify, once a day. Since I have been taking adderall for so long I have become partially dependent on it. I'm wondering if abilify will have the same effect, as far as helping me focus and accomplish what i need to get done with energy. However, I also want my mood to be stable, and not so much of a roller coaster. Any feedback on how abilify works or makes you feel would be great, thanks!
27 Jun 2012
It will work differently to some degree on everyone, and you need to give it some time,maybe 2-3 weeks before you know how it is working for you. The use of the term "dependent" is interesting as it is used here. Anyone with enough pharmacology to warrant help from medications is thereby "dependent" on those meds, just as we are dependent on oxygen, food and water. I wonder if this Doc was concerned about addiction. Anyway, give the Abilify a chance. I hope it works out for you and I hope this helps a bit.
27 Jun 2012
Hello gizzmo. Abilify is a drug that works much differently than Adderall, a CNS drug. Abilify will help to block chemicals that are known to feed the part of the brain that helps to cause bi-polar disorder. Two of these chemicals that are blocked by taking Abilify are dopamine and serotonin. You will find that Abilify will likely not be giving you the same feeling if that is the correct word. Best of wishes and good luck on the Abilify, pledge
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