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Medication Update

rachel913
rachel913

Psychiatrist added 2 mg of Abilify to my current 150 mg of Pristiq. She said it should shut off my intrusive, obsessive thoughts about my symptoms, improve my mood, and we hope it will make me feel great again.

I've suffered for 2.5 years so let's hope and pray this combination could be the eureka moment I've been waiting for after all this time...

I just need some relief.

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Hope you start to feel a bit better 😊

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to Hidden

thank you, me too!

2mg is a pretty low dosage. Hopefully it works for you. I started on 5 and got bumped to 10 mgs. I'm taking it for motivation. I don't know if they suggested when you take it, but I take it in the morning. I had some issues with sleep but I think it wore off. It is hard to say since I have always had sleep issues.

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to Marshall64

mine told me to take mine at nighttime.. and she started me on 2 mg since i'm on a decent dosage of my other medication. plus i have an ultra rapid metabolizing gene in my liver which makes me process medications quickly.. so with certain medications i need more whereas others i need less.. it's tricky so we always start low and work our way up just to be safe.

I soooo hope it works for you Rachel!

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to Starrlight

Thank you Starrlight!! ❤️

Starrlight
Starrlight in reply to rachel913

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Hey not sure of your condition but I hope it works. For anyone here with mental health issues I just want to let you know that I have severe OCD. I got so bad that day to day activities such as hygiene and nutrition became major concerns. I finally went to a naturopathic doctor and got some good advice. I’m still trying to heal but have made good progress. I hope you continue to make progress with your meds but if not there is still hope!

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to Tikirob

I hope the naturopath continues to help you as well! All we need on here is a little bit of help, that's all 😊

Tikirob
Tikirob in reply to rachel913

True that!

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It’s a good drug...I took it for years. Calmed everything down for me! 🌺🙂🌺

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to Hidden

That's what I've been hearing!! I'm hesitant of the side effects but at the same time I have nothing to lose at this point and hope for the best.

Did you take it alongside anything else or was it solely Abilify that worked for you?

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Hidden in reply to rachel913

I took it with Lithium. I had no problems taking it. It helped me! I hope it does for you as well! 💐🌞💐

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to Hidden

Thank you so much.. I do too! Haha, just have to get the courage to actually take it. One of my past medications landed me in the hospital so ever since then I've been SO hesitant of adding new medications.. it terrifies me to take the chance. But what do I have to lose at this point? :\

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Hidden in reply to rachel913

I doubt that it will harm you. We always have to take a chance, I understand how you feel...I had a very bad experience with Lexapro and lost my all-time favorite job because of it. I move forward, though, searching for the ever elusive balance I so desire in my life! It’s a gamble I’m sending you hugs and hope for your peace of mind 🌞🌷🌞

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to Hidden

It definitely is a gamble.. hoping it'll be a gamble worth taking! Thank you for your kindness ❤️

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Hidden in reply to rachel913

Anytime Rachel...I love your name...I have a beautiful niece named Rachel! It really is a gamble, but I think you have the guts to go for it! Wishing you the best! 🌷🙂🌷

Marshall64
Marshall64 in reply to rachel913

Let us know how it goes. I'm curious what it will be like for you. I'm liking it so far.

2.5 years is nothing,but i wish you well

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to ciley

Feels like a very long time for me.

Hope it makes you feel better. :) I've never taken it but my doc said we might try it later.

rachel913
rachel913 in reply to bonkers65

I hope it makes me feel better too lol :)

I hope the new medication helps you. Let us know how it works.

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