Posted by Christ_empowered on May 1, 2012, at 20:21:28
In reply to Re: What to expect and when from Abilify add-on, posted by Emme_v2 on May 1, 2012, at 16:31:10
I started, years ago, at 7.5mgs (this was back when ALL the sample packs were 15, it was mostly for psychotic disorders, and EVERYONE was supposed to take 15mgs).
Anyway, as I recall...it helped, quickly at that. I had agitation and psychotic depression. I would think--but obviously, I don't know for sure--that your dose should help quickly. Low doses are stimulating for many people, and there should be some mild anti-agitation/calming effect. I mean, even though low doses are stimulating and fairly benign, it is still a tranquilizer, so I think part of the reason it helps depression is that it calms agitation, anxiety, while also stimulating a bit.
I pray this works for you. I read an animal study online a long time ago that showed that Abilify makes SSRI class antidepressants work better. Actually, if I recall correctly, the only antidepressant Abilify didn't boost was Wellbutrin. Again, I really hope this works for you.