Has anyone else had trouble getting off abilify? I took 5 mg daily for over 10 years as an add on to my antidepressant. Now the withdrawal symptoms getting off abilify have been miserable. Now I have to start back on 2.5 mg abilify because my depression and anxiety have returned after many years of being stable.
Abilify withdrawal symptoms caused anxiety & depression to return. Have to start back on abilify?
- 11 Sep 2017 by jeannealyce
- 1 June 2018
- abilify, depression, anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, withdrawal, antidepressant, symptom, antidepressants
You probably were stable because you stayed on your meds. Rebound symptoms when stoping meds is not uncommon. You may want to talk to your doctor about your reason to come off your meds and plan a taper schedule.
Hope you feel better soon.
32 days off Abilify. First 3 weeks were very hard with raw nerves and anxiety. Getting a little better lately. I was taking 2 mg once a day. Tapered Trazodone at the same time. Therapy and support from a loving wife helps.
I had the same reaction to withdrawing from 5 mg of Abilify which I took for 3 years. The depression returned with a vengeance. However I am trying again with a slow taper and things are going much better. I am now down to 1 mg a day and feel great. I think my body is adjusting slowly. I believe the key is to taper very slowly!
- Abilify Information for Consumers
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