... libbrium. ive been a guniea pig to figure out my meds as my bi polar 2 shifts for 10 years. in hopes the abilify will allow something to work. Or sometimes is there just a chance that your enviroment is not so great so no drugs will help.(i meditae< therapy every 2 weeks <eat healthy< yoga<run a business & have 2 young kids. i just want to function noram & with energy
Bipolar Disorder - Ok so can I have a basic opinion of abilify itself and adding it to limicatl &?
- 15 Jan 2012 by KBuggs
- 10 Jun 2012
- abilify, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder
Added 15 Jan 2012:
i have read so much drastic posotive & negative info on abilify i really dont know how i feel about it! always optimistic something sometime will work.
I use to take Abilify with Lamictal and was well regulated. Eventually the doctor took me off the Lamictal as he believed the Abilify was enough. I have continued on it for many years with excellent results. I also take an atidepressant for the bipolar II symptoms because I suffer more from depression than mania. None the less, I really recommend you give the Abilify a try.
I felt just like you. I swear. Exactly the same way. What the heck is the matter with me. Am I abnormal? Whats up? I finally found a drug that has helped for me. It's called Saphris. I can only afford it by getting a savings card from my doctor, but it has been the only one that has seemed to really really help my bipolar. I used to be ashamed to talk about my bipolar. Ahh not anymore. We all got problems. Some worse than others, but we all got them. I don't know if this medication would help you or not, but you could at least talk to your doctor about it, and it is supposedly not supposed to cause as much weight gain like the others do either. Don't know if that is a concern to you, but it was for me. I hope I have helped anyway a little. Don't give up KBuggs. There's hope around the corner. Ruth
Abilify did good for my depression and suicidal thoughts, didn't do much with my mood swings. I had to stop taking abilify because it was making me extremely fatigued (and i should know what fatigue is, I have fibromyalgia; however with abilify, it was hard to even breathe that's how tired i was!) and blurry vision with some weight gain. Im scared for the lamictal, since ive been sensitive to other stuff, im not sure il do well with it in my case. but most reviews have been good for lamictal so IDK...
I am bipolar 2 and have been taking lamictal for years with almost no side effects. I tried taking abilify in the past but it didn't seem to work. I was also taking zoloft. My depression worsened so we started me back on the abilify and switched the zoloft to another antidepressant. My fatigue has lifted tremendously. It seems that it was actually the zoloft causing the effect. Now I am on Viibryd (a fantastic AD with some activating effect), Lamictal and Abilify.
I feel more energetic than I have in years. Still working with timing and dosages because I have a little insomnia with this but overall the combo has really helped!
- Abilify Information for Consumers
- Abilify Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Abilify (detailed)
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