... and anxiety?
Hi, Patty! 150mg/daily of Effexor is a good maintenance dose but if it's not quite doing the job Abilify is a good choice as an add-on medication. It will work on it's own to help stabilize your moods and will help "oomph" the effects of your Effexor. 2mg is a low starting dose so don't expect immediate results but depending on your response and how well you tolerate it the dosage can be increased if needed.
I've taken both for years with excellent results although my Abilify dosage had to gradually be increased to 20mg.
Best regards and I hope it will work for you as well as it has for me. Wildcat
Yes, Patty; Just as my good friend WildCatvet has said this has worked very well for me too and 150mg Effexor prior to raising that dose and getting more side effects the Abilify being added has worked wonders. stick with it I know its hard but we have to be patient. But truthfully this was a lifesaver for me.
I use 7.5 mg abilify to augment a high dose of Lexapro (40mg) for OCD and MDD. Any higher dose of abilify and I get restlessness as a distressing side effect.
This works for me BUT there are real risks long term of TD according to research and weight gain.
I would try inc dose of Effexor or adding Wellbutrin before going down the track of using an AAP.
Just my opinion.
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