however this has not been working. She still has very clear and destressing voices in her head. We are due to have an emergency appointment with her doctor this afternoon. Does anyone have experience of abilify not working,? it may be that she hasnt been on the 30mg long enough (only 2 weeks) but prior to that she has been on lower strengths for approx 3 months. My main question is, does anyone find that while they are on this drug, it could work better alongside something else. She was previously on olanzapine which did work but made her health bad and put on alot of weight, so we dont want to go back to that.
Hi I hope you have resolved your issue by now just wanted to say I was anorexic but ability sure cured that problem. I too have thoughts going through my head. Not audible but as though they usually remain in background but under stress come to foreground. The reason I am responding is because I have been prescribed so many meds as I am 46 w schizoaffective disorder and recently I was prescribed a low dose of haldol and that knocked out the thoughts I felt but had to stop due to side effects. Now I have been prescribed prolixin. As for weight gain some drs prescribe topamax which often helps. Best wishes:)
I take 35mg a day. 2 weeks is shy of its leveling ability. 3 full to 4 wks you feel change. Im on it 3 mos now. Small wt gain of 5-6lbs and not increasing. Sleep has just gotten semi-normal. Still sleep with lights on and tv w/my 2 dogs. Life seems to be getting better with this new dose. Sometimes mildly groggy. Dont drive far. Stay inside. safe.
I responded well with olanzapine and trileptal 750mg and stayed out of the hospital as well as 10 mg of Abilify. I did not like the side effects of olanzapine. A friend told me about Saphris. Its complicated to take. I had sleep disturbances for over a year but I lost weight and kept it off. Saphris is a pill you put under your tongue and you let it dissolve for 10 min. You cannot drink or eat during that time. It tastes kinda good. I have successfully stayed out of the hospital for over 17 years. If she tries Saphris expect some type of sleep disturbance, i.e. too much sleep or not enough. Hope this helps. By the way, right now I am on 10 mg of Saphris, 750, trileptal, 30mg Abilify, and 1 mg. klonopin. She might need the klonopin to go with the Saphris, she might not. I needed it. The Klonopin was essential in keeping my thought distrurbances at bay.
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