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Old 03-19-2006, 09:07 PM   #1
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Did you ever try Abilify?

My doctor has prescribed 5mg of abilify to add onto my 250mg lamictal. The lamictal has cut back the devastation of the mood swings but I still struggle, first with the mania followed by depression. My doctor thinks the low dose of abilify will cut down the hypomania and henceforth give me better control over my moods. Iím afraid of an adverse reaction to this medication which is not uncommon for me. Instead of calming me down I fear it may make me manic. And becoming manic is the most horrible thing that could happen to me, because I know the horrors of depression that will follow.

My questions: Does anyone know the chances of a having a side effect of mania with abilify? And, what good or bad experiences have you had with this drug, and at what dose?