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What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism

Posted by farshad on February 5, 2018, at 15:28:38

hey I wanna try abilify because if its dopamine effects. What dose should I take to get the most dopamine agonism and least dopamine antagonism and other stuff? Im mainly trying to increase my dopamine. Would I need to take a low dose like 5mg or 10mg?

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism

Posted by baseball55 on February 5, 2018, at 17:50:21

In reply to What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism, posted by farshad on February 5, 2018, at 15:28:38

If you're trying to increase dopamine, why take abilify, which is both an agonist and antagonist. Why not take a pure dopamine agonist like ritalin or adderall?

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism farshad

Posted by SLS on February 5, 2018, at 18:44:54

In reply to What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism, posted by farshad on February 5, 2018, at 15:28:38

> hey I wanna try abilify because if its dopamine effects. What dose should I take to get the most dopamine agonism and least dopamine antagonism and other stuff? Im mainly trying to increase my dopamine. Would I need to take a low dose like 5mg or 10mg?

If it helps at all:

Depression = 2-5 mg/day
Mania = 10-20 mg/day
Schizophrenia 20-30 mg/day


- Scott

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism

Posted by farshad on February 5, 2018, at 21:18:30

In reply to Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism, posted by baseball55 on February 5, 2018, at 17:50:21

> If you're trying to increase dopamine, why take abilify, which is both an agonist and antagonist. Why not take a pure dopamine agonist like ritalin or adderall?

because they dont make sense to take everyday

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism

Posted by farshad on February 5, 2018, at 21:20:10

In reply to Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism farshad, posted by SLS on February 5, 2018, at 18:44:54

> > hey I wanna try abilify because if its dopamine effects. What dose should I take to get the most dopamine agonism and least dopamine antagonism and other stuff? Im mainly trying to increase my dopamine. Would I need to take a low dose like 5mg or 10mg?
>
> If it helps at all:
>
> Depression = 2-5 mg/day
> Mania = 10-20 mg/day
> Schizophrenia 20-30 mg/day
>
>
> - Scott
where did you get this from?

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism farshad

Posted by SLS on February 6, 2018, at 1:28:18

In reply to Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism, posted by farshad on February 5, 2018, at 21:20:10

> > > hey I wanna try abilify because if its dopamine effects. What dose should I take to get the most dopamine agonism and least dopamine antagonism and other stuff? Im mainly trying to increase my dopamine. Would I need to take a low dose like 5mg or 10mg?
> >
> > If it helps at all:
> >
> > Depression = 2-5 mg/day
> > Mania = 10-20 mg/day
> > Schizophrenia 20-30 mg/day

> where did you get this from?

Medical literature, consultation with physicians, and observation of others.

It is a reasonable guideline, but that's all it is. Some people with depression might need more than 5 mg/day.

I found this on Pubmed/Medline:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24108149

If you want to take the lowest effective dosage of Abilify, start low and titrate upwards if necessary. If you are not psychotic (schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar mania), why not start with 2-5 mg/day? You should know within a week if a particular dosage is effective. I don't know whether or not akathisia is dosage-dependent. You might need to take this into consideration when choosing a starting dosage.

Good luck.


- Scott

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism

Posted by Lamdage22 on February 7, 2018, at 9:30:09

In reply to Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism farshad, posted by SLS on February 6, 2018, at 1:28:18

For me even low dosage abilify produced akathisia

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism

Posted by farshad on February 7, 2018, at 9:50:03

In reply to Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism, posted by Lamdage22 on February 7, 2018, at 9:30:09

> For me even low dosage abilify produced akathisia
did it help with depression tho?
and whats akathisia?

 

Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism Lamdage22

Posted by SLS on February 7, 2018, at 12:48:48

In reply to Re: What Abilify dose to get the most dopamine agonism, posted by Lamdage22 on February 7, 2018, at 9:30:09

> For me even low dosage abilify produced akathisia

Thanks for the feedback.

:-)


- Scott


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