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Advice on Abilify please??
« on: December 26, 2013, 02:10:54 PM »
Hi...my Pysch has added abilify to my other medication as I have treatment resistant depression and get chronic anxiety.  I first started on 5mg for 3 weeks then 3 weeks weeks ago the dose was increased to 10mg.  How long until it reaches full effectiveness cause I still get bad days and have ongoing anxiety? Thanks.
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Re: Advice on Abilify please??
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 03:23:55 PM »
I also have treatment refractory depression. I have used almost every AD and AP. From what I remember, Abilify was activating (for me, mind you) which worsened my anxiety. My anxiety was always followed by an increase in depression. 15mg is a usual starting dose, from what I remember. 5 and 10 are fairly low. I think 3 weeks at 15 would be a fair trial (that is my opinion). I would suggest having something for anxiety handy with an Abilify dose increase. My treatment resistant depression has responded well to some other things that I frequently mention in other posts. So far so good. Wishing you well.
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Re: Advice on Abilify please??
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2013, 12:32:15 PM »
Thanks for your reply......today is my first day that I have started on 15mg and I am hoping that they work cause I feel awful and want my life back.  Glad things are going better for you x
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