Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 619425

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Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo

Posted by theo on March 12, 2006, at 15:52:08

I added 18mg Concerta to my small dose of 2mg Abilify and what a difference! I've been on both before mono and it's nothing like the two together.

My moods improved and it's like a switch has gone off, I hope it lasts! I know stims can fade away from what I've read, but for now I'll enjoy.

I'd like to hear any input from any folks out there on this combo.

Thanks!

 

Re: Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo theo

Posted by psychopharmacon on March 12, 2006, at 16:41:34

In reply to Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo, posted by theo on March 12, 2006, at 15:52:08

Do you experience any akathisia from 2 mg Abilify? Have you tried higher doses, and was there any akathisia then?

 

Re: Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo

Posted by Phillipa on March 12, 2006, at 19:00:14

In reply to Re: Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo theo, posted by psychopharmacon on March 12, 2006, at 16:41:34

Isn't abilify really activating? Can I ask what your dx is? Fondly, Phillipa

 

Re: Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo psychopharmacon

Posted by theo on March 13, 2006, at 7:47:21

In reply to Re: Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo theo, posted by psychopharmacon on March 12, 2006, at 16:41:34

> Do you experience any akathisia from 2mg Abilify? Have you tried higher doses, and was there any akathisia then?

I haven't gone much higher but at 3-4mg I felt more slowed in thinking and a little more anxious. At 2mg I don't have many problems and the Concerta actually takes some of the anxious feeling away. I can tell the longer I've been on the Abilify, the more it starts to actually make me a little tired instead of activating like when I started it.

 

Re: Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo Phillipa

Posted by theo on March 13, 2006, at 7:51:48

In reply to Re: Added Concerta to Abilify=Good Combo, posted by Phillipa on March 12, 2006, at 19:00:14

> Isn't abilify really activating? Can I ask what your dx is? Fondly, Phillipa

Mild depression, high anxiety, ADD, possibly BPII, but who knows!

Abilify seems to loose it's activating properties after a month and be more of a stabilizer. It basically keeps that doom and gloom feeling away. I don't get that warm and fuzzy feeling I got when say Paxil or other SSRI's would kick in. Concerta actually helps with my anxiety.


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