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Re: what's in a diagnosis?

Posted by Christ_empowered on November 11, 2017, at 8:09:21

In reply to Re: what's in a diagnosis? Christ_empowered, posted by SLS on November 11, 2017, at 7:13:59

hi, sls.

im down to 20mgs/abilify per day now. i was on 30 for way too long. im settled in at this dosage. there was a little agitation for a while, but low dose neurontin smoothed it out.

when ive stopped the abilify for too long, i get what I think is a rebound, plus the lack of sedation from daily pill intake. some agitation, brighter than normal mood, etc.

with the diagnosis of either bipolar I w/psychotic features or the manic version of schizoaffective, I'm kind of thinking/assuming that a tranquilizer is going to be part of my treatment for a while, possibly indefinitely.

i didnt do well on depakote. ive never taken lithium. other tranquilizers triggered akathisia, eps, depression (dysphoria?).

im wondering how low i can go with the abilify. the psychiatrist seems willing to go lower, but my counselor is big on taking as much as i can tolerate, i guess that's how public/community mental health clinics do things?




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