Taking Lexapro And Just Added AbilifyLexapro Abilify
Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:53 AM
My Psychitrist started me on Lexapro and I gradually worked up to 20 mg, which I will say had some relief. I still felt though like something was missing and even if not severely depressed, just blah. At my last appointment she recommended trying a small dose of 2mg Abilify with the Lexapro and has seen great results.
I'm only on day 3, but seem to feel more edgy than before and my sleep is up/down/up/down throughout the night, even though I fall right asleep.
I would love anyone's input on if they went through this and if it got better or not.
Thank you in advance!
Posted 08 March 2012 - 01:24 AM
I only tried Lexapro by itself, never with Abilify, and I can say that it did make me quite a bit more anxious and I suffered insomnia. I've heard many people love Lexapro, so I'm not sure I'd give up on it. You may just suffer some of the reported start-up side effects, although I hope you feel better quickly, as I know what a pain it can be.
Much luck to you and you've joined a great community of caring people.
Posted 08 March 2012 - 06:29 AM
There is a lot of good information about depression here on the forum, and a lot of information about medications as well.
There is some info on Abilify in the pinned topics here in the Other Depression And Anxiety Medications room.
Hope that helps.
My Diagnoses: Severe OCD, panic disorder, depression
My Current meds: Geodon, Cymbalta, Klonopin, Lyrica
My Previous meds: Prozac, Paxil, Celexa,
Lexapro, Luvox, Zoloft, Clomipramine (a horrible med for me),
Xanax, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Risperdal,
Gabapentin (this med did nothing), Buspar (also did nothing)
Posted 08 March 2012 - 12:12 PM
I am on a combo of zoloft and abilify now and
am doing great on it. The zoloft worked pretty
good but all of my depression did not disappear
until we added the abilify. I am on 5mg and I
love it. I tried lexapro in the past but it didnt
do much for me - I am glad it is helping you.
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Posted 09 March 2012 - 12:23 AM
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