This was just prescribed as an add on to my lexapro that's not helping want to hear experiences on abilify
I have been on abilify for two Weeks and I started feeling a difference after about a week. It is Suppose to be faster acting than most. Every body reacts different. He may NeEd to up your dose. Be sure and let doc. know. Please keep us informed. I know for me, abilify is starting to help a lot.
I've been taking Abilify 2mg for about two years. Was also taking Cymbalta to help with depression/anxiety. Abilify made a HUGE difference in my mood and motivation. No longer taking Cymbalta but still feel good. Have tried going off Abilify a few times (just thought I didn't need) but with bad results. Depression and seclusion followed. Good luck to you.
I was just perscribed 2mg's and noticed a difference about 5 days later. It wasn't a drastic change at first, I just noticed I had more energy to do basic things that I was having trouble doing at first, like taking a shower, making food, talking on the phone. At about 10 days it was a very noticeable difference, I started going out of my house, seeing friends etc. From what I hear it can take up to 6 weeks or so for someone to notice a difference.
I'm bipolar 1 and was on lithium and Effexor for years 20+. Started Abilify 10mg and was out of my depression on the 5th day! I have been on it for almost 3 months and I can tell you my life has changed; I
literally am a different person.
I don't know if it works that quickly for everyone but,as my Dr. says, it's a very good drug for me!
It took a few weeks for the Abilify to work with my Lexapro. By the way, the 2 mg is the same price as the 5 mg, at least where I live. So, my doctor, who wanted me to take 2 mg, writes the prescription for 5 mg, and I cut them in half. Thus, saving money, 2 for 1. Dr. also said the extra 1/2 mg per night, would not be harmful.
I started taking Abilify about one month ago. After a few days, I noticed it was helping with my depression. However, I was having side effects (Insomnia, increased anxiety, tremors (which I was born with essential tremors)). I was taking 2 1/2 milligrams. My doctor had me lower it to 1 milligram. I have noticed that I am starting to feel depressed again. I upped it to 2 milligrams today. I have a call into my doctor. I'm taking this along with 400 milligrams of Serzone, 40 milligrams (as of today) of propranolol, 1,800 milligrams of gabapentin. I just wish this roller coaster ride would stop already. I have been dealing with anxiety/depression for almost two years now. I'm so over it... I hope everyone out there starts to feel better. If you do not struggle with anxiety and/or depression, you cannot understand how we feel. It's horrible.
I'm on 2mg and have felt my depression improve after about a week... which was very surprising. Most meds like this have taken weeks or even months to help my symptoms. I'm not taking it with any other meds though. I'm hoping that with time I'll feel even better. I have both depression and anxiety so I'm just waiting to see if it helps with the anxiety as well.
I've been taking Zoloft 150 mg for 10 years. I was feeling 80% potential. Dr prescribed me 2.5 milligrams of abilify to take in the morning. I went to bed at 10 and have now been up since 3:30 am. It's been about 3 weeks now and I feel foggy, sleep deprived maybe...
I also take 200mg of trazadone to help with sleep.
I feel better mentally except for the "fog" and have been very forgetful. I am sticking with it because at least I'm getting out of the house and not so isolated.
I am taking Lexapro for my depression. I felt like I still needed a boost , I felt grumpy and everything was a problem . My doctor put me on Abilify and I feel that just after a few days I can feel a difference.
Everyone is different but even a slight positive change feels great. A slow change is ok, as long as I feel something.
Hang in and try to be patient. I know it's hard, when we are in a bad way we want it to stop fast. These blogs are very helpful. Express your thoughts and listen to others.
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