Abilify with pristiq

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Yea charlotte, I took Abilify with Pristiq. (On different meds now) The Abilify was added a few months after the Pristiq because even at 100Mgs the Pristiq was just not working good enough. At the time Abilify was a very new drug so I was wanting to try it anyway. I don't want you to go only by my experience with Abilify, but it failed to help me much at all even at higher dosages.
Abilify can be used to augment antidepressants such as Lexapro. I use Lamictal to augment my Pristiq and it works much better than just the Antidepressant alone. Combining SSRI's or SNRI's with mood stabilizing drugs such as Abilify or Lamictal can often help a lot. Although they do take a good few weeks to kick in. In the past I have taken just about every drug you mentioned above, but I am supprised that your doctor has never tried you on an SNRI such as Effexor XR or Pristiq.
I just started Pristiq and Im also on ativan and abilify............wondering if anyone else has taken these meds together.I felt great after taking the pill last night now today im kinda scared and spacey feeling...any thoughts?
I know that seems extreme, but depending on how long you've been trying to manage the treatment resistant depression unsuccessfully with medications, it really MAY be a valid option to explore with your doctor anyway. I think you're wise to have concerns about adding the Abilify, and who knows, you may do just fine on it, with no issues whatsoever, but there ARE risks to consider, especially with the multiple meds you're on. Hopefully I didn't confuse you more, lol.
I have also taken Abilify, but never with Lexapro. I took Abilify with Pristiq. I took the Abilify for about 4 months, but I never did notice it helping and it was expensive so I dropped it for a less expensive and more effective add on medication. I never got bad side effects from the Abilify, it just never worked even when my P-doc increased the dosage. I guess some people say it works pretty good for them, but in my case at least it failed to produce a positive response.
I am 17 by the way. Does anyone else, or has anyone else had the same issues with Abilify, and any other advice to a newly diagnosed is appreciated. thanks!
I am on zoloft which does not help with my anxiety, does adding abilify help with the anxiety and the depression?
So we switched to Pristiq-Remeron and I have had severe lows and break through in the moods with the Pristiq. So he today added Abilify to the mix and I hope it is magical ! Good luck with the medication combos. It is very common to have to combine a few to get the results you are looking for.
I take Pristiq,Ablify and Wellbution. Is there one pill to help with all three of my problems?
Maybe quit the Pristiq and try something else and keep with the Abilify and Wellbutrin? I am a 51 year young lady who has been happily married 23 years. This old depression really gets me down. Anyone have any ideas?
I have heard of them and they sound promising, but I have been let down before with new drugs that didn't live up to my expectations. Abilify and Pristiq being two newer drugs that never really worked for me. I like the idea of this triple Reuptake approach, but the FDA could have it tied up until 2010. There is also a new SSRI in the testing phases that has no sexual side effects. I guess that will be good for people in which SSRI's work. Doesn't do me much good.
I took abilify with that antidepressant for about 4 months. For me it never did help, even when I raised the dosage. They say the stuff is supposed to make your antidepressant work better, but it never made mine work better. I guess some people say it works for them so don't go only by my experience. The only add on drug I have found that really supercharges my antidepressant is Lithobid CR.
I just started taking Pristiq and Abilify (possible side effects have me on edge). I have a bad back and have already had one surgery. went to the ED and they gave me a narc and muscle relaxer. Of course I'm still in pain. Do you think Cymbalta would help with herniated disk pain and can I take Cymbalta with Pristiq and Abilify? My MD wants me to do ECT and I really am scared about it. He tells me it is safer than the meds I am taking.
the abilify was increased to 5mg. but i developed serious side effects. so now i'm on pristiq 50mgs . i've been on lexapro 20mgs for about 5 years. the doc has me down to 10 mgs lexapro for 1 week then stop it completely. my concers are. i know nothing about this med. and do you think i'll have withdraws from the lexapro.
Hair loss can occur with medication and significant weight gain can be very common with antipsychotics. Go get a blood test done if you suspect you have hypothyroidism, it's relatively painless if needles don't bother you and quick although the results will take a little while to come back. Psych meds can also possibly cause stomach upset as far as I'm aware.
I told him that I have not ruled that out as an option but I would prefer to not make that decision right now. For now he has increased my dosage of Pristiq by 50mg to 150mg a day and added Abilify, 2mg to take before going to bed. Hopefully this will help me out. In addition, I will continue my therapist visits. I need to find some relief……..soon.
so she prescribed me 50 mg pristiq and 25 mg lamictal. she told me if i was in fact bi polar that the pristiq would make me go totally manic. just 3 days in and i am totally manic. totally completely it is scary. unless i am doing something at all times i am losing it. my body is 10 steps behind my brain. nightmare....so hey way up there never ever take pristiq ever if you are bi polar.
I was diagnosed with Chronic Major Depression, Anxiety dis-order and ADD W/O hyperactivity since taking Chemo nearly 4 years ago. I am considered drug resistant so now they have taken me off of Celexa and put me on 100mg of Prestiq and Xanax 1 mg 2x a day and 2 at bedtime. I cannot go outdoors or do the simple things. I am always frightened to try yet another drug. They wanted to do a shunt thing and I said no way. How is Prestiq?
I take 100mg of Pristiq and 2 mg of Abilify. I didn't have the anger issue with the Pristiq, but I needed the Abilify to increase the effectiveness of the Pristiq because it just wasn't enough to pull me through my depression. So, First: Talk to your doctor. Second: See if you can talk to a therapist (this has been a life saver for me ) Third: Try to stay positive and when you get angry try turing around, taking a deep breath, or walking a way if you have to.
I just want to prepare you that it's going to be a rough ride getting off that Pristiq. Have plenty of Klonopin during the Pristiq withdrawl phase because that will help a little. Took a wopping 7 weeks for the head swurlies to go away after Pristiq. It made stopping Effexor look like a walk in the park. Regarding the Xanax, I am addicted to Xanax.
still anxious and can't calm down. The Seroquel is new (Friday), same with Abilify (Friday also). Generic wellbutrin has been years on that. Nobody will perscribe Xanax for me-they'rter all afraid and worried about the addictive side of the drug.I get that, but unfortunately it is the ONLY thing that I have found to really help me and not make me tired/groggy/loopy. How can I convince/approach my psychiatrist?!>?!? She's new-seen her 1 time but have all my appts.
I take 24mg suboxone daily. Iam bi-polar and was prescribed pristiq and abilify, after i went on the suboxone, which i did not tell the doc i was on. I took my first dose of the meds, the abilify and pristiq, (which i had been on before) and got deathly ill, for about 6 hours, then i felt drugged until the next day. I have not tryed it again. Iam only on the suboxone, but i want to get off of it, it has changed my life for the better, in every way, except the cost.
I am starting to exercise, hopefully it won't be a temporary thing for me. My doctor is still experimenting with my meds. I have been taking Zoloft, Wellbutrin, and Clonazepam for quite awhile. I was on Seroquel for about a year, but I developed the twitching side effects which have not gone away despite not taking the meds anymore. The doc put me on Abilify, but I asked to stop it because it was way too expensive (over $600 a month) and made me nauseated.
cymbalta, pristiq, klonopin,abilify and proganolol? s to be getting worse. I am thinking that maybe some are counte One of my friends at work is on all of these drugs and they seem to be counteracting each other. I am at a loss with it .. She has no desire, feels,worthlessness and 2 young children. Are these drugs helping or making her worse. All she wants to do is sleep. She has no desire whatsoever and is more depressed than she was when she started going on these med. It is scaring me.
I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms! I have been put on celexa, prozac, abilify,lamictal,zoloft,lexapro,lorazapam,clonazpam,seraquil,luvox,deplin,pristiq,cymbalta and even done 5 sessions of ECT ( electroconvulsive shock therapy) I have been to a neurologist, had an EEG,MRI, thyroid testing,and many blood tests.
I was diagnosed with depression and comfortable with the diagnosis until now. I have tried everything to lessen the symptoms! I have been put on celexa, prozac, abilify,lamictal,zoloft,lexapro,lorazapam,clonazpam,seraquil,luvox,deplin,pristiq,cymbalta,welbutrin and even done 5 sessions of ECT ( electroconvulsive shock therapy) I have been to a neurologist, had an EEG,MRI, thyroid testing,and many blood tests.
Instead she weaned me off the Zoloft in only 9 days with instructions to start pristiq 50 mg daily after the nine days. She failed to tell me the hell I would go through weaning off Zoloft. I'm afraid to sleep in the same room with my wife due to the nightmares and that I might hit her in my sleep. I also feel like I have mini shocks through my body, very anxious and down. I used to really like my doctor but now she is so busy our visits are 3 - 5 minutes.
Lamictal, Trileptal, Pristiq, Abilify and Klonopin. Anything else you'd like to know about me, feel free to ask! If you have read this far LOL. I look forward to "meeting" my fellow group members!
For my depression I take 100 mg of Pristiq and 2 mg of Abilify. The Pristiq didn't work that greay by its self, but when he added the Abilify, it really made a difference. I take Ambien on the nights when I can't sleep and that helps me even more whith being able to wake up in the morning . I also am in therapy...
Abilify probably didn't get you a "stiff neck". You had dystonia which along with akathesia are common temporary movement disorders from anti-psychotics. As I said Clozaril is an option if you couldn't tolerate all other anti-psychotics. I don't know if other than research psychiatrists if other psychiatrists would put glycine into use but after the study is published perhaps more knowledgable psychopharmocologists would. At least more will be familiar with it.
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