Posted by Emme_v2 on August 22, 2011, at 6:42:43
In reply to Re: 2mg Abilify starter?, posted by Christ_empowered on August 21, 2011, at 19:18:18
> There can be weight gain with Abilify, but its not as big a deal as with zyprexa, seroquel, and risperdal. 2mgs is a very low dose and will probably be somewhat stimulating. I imagine you'd want to try it in the AM. If you're one of those people who get mild sedation from it, move it to afternoon or bedtime.
> The only thing that's bad about the long half life is that Abilify can cause akathisia. You're already on Klonopin, though, so that shouldn't be an issue (benzos can effective treat akathisia). I personally think you should aim for 5-10mgs/day, just based on my experience with Abilify.
> Good luck.
On the other hand, some people do well with only a couple of mg of Abilify. I take 2.5 mg, and it works out fine. I'm a bit zoned out on a higher dose. Because it's not stimulating for me, I take it at night. YMMV of course. It took about 4-5 days for the positive effects to kick in for me. Good luck!