My wife has been non-responsive to several anti-depressants but not in combination with abilify. Her prescribing nurse practitioner is not returning our calls and I'm at a loss for the next move. She is currently on nothing but 2mg. valium and ritalin, prescribed to help with her anxieties and to help her cognitively to focus. Thanks!!
I have taken Abilify for years and with different antidepressants. There are some 6 different categories of typical antidepressants. Abilify is combined with most of them. What antidepressants has she tried? Have they tried different ones from different categories? There are many to try. Unfortunately, it is trial and error. Abilify will enhance the antidepressant so have to find one that works first.
Hi John. Abilify can be used with many antidepressants. Too many to list. I use Abilify with Cymbalta & it has honestly been the best drug therapy for me. My husband says I am almost back to my old self for the 1st time in 10 yrs. You need to talk to either your wife's Dr or find her a new 1 explaining clearly exactly what's going on with your wife so that they can try & pick the right antidepressant for her. Keep in mind that just bcuz a med works well for 1 person doesn't mean it'll work the same for your wife. Every person reacts differently to every med. Good luck
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