I suffer from serious depression and anxiety (ADD & mild bipolar). I take 150mg Wellbutrin, 25mg Sertraline, and 10mg Buspirone every morning. I'm also supposed to take another dose of Buspirone at dinner, but rarely ever take that. Its either because I took the first dose too late and don't think I should take it, or I just forget to take it. I was also prescribed seroquil at bedtime that I can't really take either because l can't wake up the next morning. My psych doctor went out on leave of absence for a bit, so I got my refills from my PCP. I was prescribed Abilify before, but my insurance wouldn't cover it until I tried 2 other types first. I've already tried respridone before, and now the seroquil. Will Abilify give me the same affects?? I wanted to scratch my face off with the Respridone, and now the Seroquil knocks me out so bad I can't get up in the morning. I've just been using Lorazepam as needed when my anxiety/panick attacks are bad.
I believe it takes a while for the Buspirone to build up in your system. I do not know how long you have been taking it? I was on it and it took a couple of weeks. Then I could take it a lower dose. Try to take it as prescribed by your doctor if you can. Try not to stress about it. It appears that you have bigger fish to fry. Like getting some sleep. You will not know how you will be on Abilify until you try it.
I was also on a cocktail of drugs. It was hard for me to tell what was helping and which one was giving me side effects. A wise member on this site basically told me to tackle one thing at a time. He was right about that. It helped me focus on what symptoms I could deal with short term and which one needed immediate attention. I believe there is a place for benzos short term during the transition period to help make better decision on what to do next.
Hope this helps, I have been where you are now. You can get better it just may take some time. Let us know how you are doing.
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