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Re: going off of Abilify SLS

Posted by Noa on May 24, 2018, at 16:19:56

In reply to Re: going off of Abilify Noa, posted by SLS on May 24, 2018, at 11:56:20

I don't know for sure. Maybe I'll do a very slow taper. I'll have to talk to my pharmacologist. I would like it if the abilify comes in 1 mg tabs so I can taper by .5 mg every couple of weeks, but I have a feeling the smallest is 2 mgs, which could be easily cut into 1 mg, but not so easily into .5mg. The generic version I'm taking now can't be cut at all--it's a tiny round, nearly spherical pill. But one of the other generics I have taken in the past were oblong and had a split line through the center. Still, cutting it further to .5 would be hard.
I am wary of asking to use ativan to ward off any withdrawal effects because I've habituated somewhat to the ativan. When I first started taking it, I could tolerate only about an eighth of a mg and that was enough to calm my restless legs and allow me to sleep. That was many years ago, so the habituation was very gradual, but now I need 2 mg each night and when I really can't sleep I am tempted to take an extra one, but usually don't because then I'll run out of them before I can get a refill.




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