Mar 11, 2010
It's been about a week, since I wrote. Last Friday I was finally weaned off the Abilify, and yesterday I was able to see my Psychiatrist earlier than scheduled. We talked, and it was actually a good talk, but he did put me back on Abilify. It was my choice though. He mentioned that my body might just hold onto the medication a little longer than most, and that I appear to be backwards from most people. Well, I could have told him that! I am now at 1 mg of Abilify. Meaning, I have to cut those tiny 2 mg pills in half. It's a hassle, but I plan on doing a bunch at once, so I don't have to worry about it everyday. There was also talk about putting me on an anti-depressant, depending on if the 1 mg does the trick. He even mentioned about genetic testing for me, but it seemed like a far off possibility.
The main reason I like Abilify is because it seems to work well with the Adderall, and it really does cut down on my agitation. However, since Abilify is an anti-psychotic medication, it shouldn't have made me manic... BUT then again if I am wired backwards like my Psychiatrist said I might be, it could explain it. Either way I am hoping to stay on the Abilify, and then I am hoping to find a medication that can make my moods a little more stable (not so up and down during the day).