I just got Abilify about an hour ago my boyfriend is getting it filled now does anyone know anything about it
Does it help? any side effects?
By the way i don't think i am bipolar but it is for depression and my mood!!
thank you all!!
Abilify has a lot of information on the web about side effects and a quick google may work well, always remember that side effects are not all going to happen to you or even likely - Abilify is well liked and fairly safe compared to some of the AP and AC drugs like Geodon and Risperdal.
I was on Abilify for a few weeks but found that it was not effective. I was on Seroquel for a several months but went off due to weight gain. Was switched over to Geodon, which was the worst drug I was ever on. The side effects were alarming. I'm now back on the Seroquel 200mg/day and find that it stabilizes my mood, and helps me to sleep, which has always been a huge issue.
Unfortunately medication is trial and error. It's when you get a med that's definitely an error (Geodon for me), that makes it scary and seem very hopeless... You'll need to keep a very frank and open line of discussion with your doctor and let him/her know any side effects you may be having. Even the most minor thing you should report. It will be the only way to effectively manage and find a medication that works best for you.
At first for a few weeks it made me really tired. So I started taking it at night. Then it started causing sleep problems, so I switched to mornings.
It took awhile for it to actually work. Now I'm at 4mg a day and it seems to be working for the most part. I also take 60mg of latuda at night.
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