I have taken Lexapro before. I used to take 30Mgs a day.
I have also taken Abilify, but never with Lexapro. I took Abilify with Pristiq.
I took the Abilify for about 4 months, but I never did notice it helping and it was expensive so I dropped it for a less expensive and more effective add on medication.
I never got bad side effects from the Abilify, it just never worked even when my P-doc increased the dosage.
I guess some people say it works pretty good for them, but in my case at least it failed to produce a positive response.
Hi. Recently my pdoc added 2 mg abilify to the 60 mg of celexa I was taking. He also added 200 mg of wellbutrin to the mix as well. I have treatment resistant depression or had I guess, as it seems to be working. It is very expensive. I pay 65 co pay but looked at the reg. price is almost 500 dollars! Anyway, one of the two is helping. I take the abilify at night as I was waking up with anxiety attacks. ( forgot to mention I also suffer from anxiety, as well). I notice an increase in energy from the abilify. Hope this helps. Talk with you pdoc about it.
I take Lexapro (20mg) and Abilify together, but only for about a week now. I feel much better emotionally- my depression has improved considerably- but I will warn you, I can't sleep, I'm nauseated all the time, and I'm always hungry but never want food (sorry, I know that last part is contradictory, but that's how it is). Personally, I'd rather have the depression, simply because it's more familiar and I know how to deal with it as opposed to these new side effects. But I asked my psychiatrist, and she said most people do very very well on the two combined. She made sure to point out I was a very unique case.
Nausea is a common side-effect that will go away after a while. It is your body adjusting to the new medication don't worry about nausea I can tell you it will go away and if it doesnt after 3-4 weeks then I would report back to your doctor.