Aripiprazole for intrusive thoughts... is this going to work?
- 8 Oct 2016 by Katyf
- depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, aripiprazole, sertraline
I have been ill with depression and anxiety with intrusive thoughts for over a year I have been to hell & back,4 weeks ago I started sertraline 100mg and have seen an improvement with my depression and anxiety but the thought just won't go,yesterday my psychiatrist gave me 5mg aripiprazole is this going to work I'm getting desperate now
I too went through hell & back with severe OCD. I tried almost all of the meds for it, and found that Zoloft was the only one that worked. I am currently taking 200mg a day. Have been for 10 yrs. I didn't notice any significant help until I got to 150mg. Once I felt the depression trying to creep back in, I went up to 200mg and have been there ever since. After years of NO sex drive (as a side effect) just recently I was also given Abilify, 2mgs. It worked like a charm. Much happier with life in general. If it's the creeping thoughts you are struggling with, I would ask about increasing the Zoloft, and maybe decrease the Abilify. I AM NOT a doctor, this is just my personal experience. I do wish you luck, it sounds like you're on the right track.
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