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Re: I think im stopping my meds

Posted by ed_uk2010 on January 30, 2011, at 13:35:08

In reply to I think im stopping my meds, posted by Christ_empowered on January 27, 2011, at 22:02:00

In my opinion, it's too early to be thinking about coming off Abilify. It's only recently that you were experiencing 'break through' symptoms and had an increase in your medication.

It's clear that you are not too happy with being on a high dose of Abilify. The effective maintenance dose for schizophrenia appears to be 10-15mg per day. It is not clear whether higher doses offer any advantages, but they may do for some patients.

I appreciate that you are not diagnosed with schizophrenia, but I would consider aiming for 10mg or 15mg as a maintenance dose, increasing temporarily to 30mg if needed.

I think you could gradually reduce to 20mg, then 15mg, then (if appropriate) 10mg over a period of a few months. I don't see any advantage in making abrupt reductions, the most likely outcome of which is making you ill.




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