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I find that medication works better when taken at night. Sleep is a healer after all. But Abilify is supposed to have an energising effect. That is why it is taken in the morning. I have been on most second generation drugs because my diagnosis is schizoaffective. I would argue I am closer to Bi-Polar One affective but fighting the powers that be is not advised as I would like to stay on the nice side of my health care providers. Seeing as I have been on one CTO all ready.
I would like to know what is a tranquilizer dose of Abilify? I was on 15mg before they decided to put me on the dreaded clozopine. As I was on a CTO I felt pushed to try. I could have fought it, I know. I got extreme tachycardia and was transferred to the heart ward. Where I was still fed the clozopine btw while on a drip and being monitored. So I am "sensitive" to clozopine. I genuinely could have died because of clozopine. Not from leucopenia which you get regular blood tests for, as in every two weeks for six months. But from heart failure. All the drugs are heavy acting. Abilify seems to be quite safe and does not have the clout of zyprexa or serouel.
I told my friend to try not worry about the long term effects if their current drug is working.



I find the tranquilizer effect of Abilify starts at 20mg. At 15mg I took it in the a.m. Now I have to take it at night because it makes me tired and more so at 30mg.
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I find the tranquilizer effect of Abilify starts at 20mg. At 15mg I took it in the a.m. Now I have to take it at night because it makes me tired and more so at 30mg.
Yes I think night time for APs is the best way. I had a friend who swore by Abilify. But their diagnosis was clinical depressive disorder. I am on 300mg of seroquel and 30mg Mirtazapine nightly. I stopped Venlafaxine in the morning as it was not doing much for me. The seroquel wont stop working I have faith. I need less than I was taking five years ago. As for a cure. Not for a thousand year, if ever.
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I'm on 5mg in the morning, into 2nd week now. Does nothing for anxiety so far. Not sure if i should continue it. Considering it's costly price at $3+ per 5mg pill, i expect a lot more.
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I receive a monthly shot of it. It's half a complete dose (not sure how much exactly) but I have nothing to report side effects-wise, at least not now. I suspect, though, that the high dose I was taking until February or so was making me even more depressed, but that's just me. I'm not sure.
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it feels like it makes me very hungry.
And low blood sugar?
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anyone get those symptoms ?
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it feels like it makes me very hungry.
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What other drugs are you on?
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very Hungry most of the day.. increased jitteriness... ??
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Can it make anxiety worse??
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Helps my depression and gives me energy. Down side, it makes me restless.
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