It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Bipolar Disorder Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-03-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
Inactive
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: kentucky
Posts: 47
tylersmom29 HB User
Cool can anyone tell me about abilify?

My son had a birthday on Sunday and turned nine years old. Today he started a new med called Abilify. The doctor just gave me samples in case it didn't work out like the last med. I have heard good things about this drug and I even have a uncle who takes it for a different reason but I was wondering how well it worked on children. Will it help him get some sleep at night? I have not heard from school yet today so maybe that is a good sign!!And he is still taking the adderall too in the morning. Does anyone else have a child who maybe on the same meds it would be intresting and maybe even helpful to hear from someone who was. Thanks so much for all your help
Tylersmom

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-03-2006, 12:55 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 664
coffeegirl2 HB User
Re: can anyone tell me about abilify?

My son does not take Abilify, but I do.

Abilify will either a) cause drowsiness or b) cause a bit of hyperness as a reaction in 'some' people as a side effect. That is in 'certain' indviduals. As for me, I am one of the people it has caused drowsiness. So, I take it 3 times a day verses the normal morning dosage, where if I do, it makes me sleep all day long.

If he begins to show signs of sleepiness or hyperactivity, you need to contact the pdoc. Then they will be able to a) adjust the medicine and b) tell you when to give him the medicine at a different time during the day or evening, etc. Abilify is a potent medicine and works very well for many people, including children. I too, have read where it works for children as well on other forums.

Hang in there with everything. It is not an easy thing what you are going through. I remember the struggles we went through a year ago. We too, were in the same exact boat you are in right now. Does Tyler have an understanding teacher? Last year, our son had a wonderful teacher while he went through the med changes. She was very patient and forgiving. Some teachers aren't as patient or caring. I hope his is as it makes a huge difference all around for him and you as well.

Take care.

Coffeegirl
__________________
a loving heart is the truest wisdom

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 10-05-2006, 08:47 AM   #3
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: texas
Posts: 11
acbc7374 HB User
Smile Re: can anyone tell me about abilify?

My Daughter Takes It She Is 7, It Turned Her Around. She Takes It For Bipolar And It Is The Only Thing We Tried That Worked. It Causes Some Constipation, So Keep An Eye Out For That And Prevenitive Measures. Anyways, It Works.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Weird Question, but Has Anyone Had Allergic Reaction to Abilify &... salty Depression 9 10-26-2011 04:21 AM
Does Anyone Know of Another Dopamine-Serotonin System Stabilizer Besides Abilify? salty Depression 9 07-19-2009 06:25 PM
Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster? salty Depression 6 10-13-2008 12:17 PM
Abilify 2mg starts today--anyone taken this before? sickofpain2 Bipolar Disorder 5 04-03-2008 04:31 PM
Can anyone tell me if Ability causes weight gain leasarenay Bipolar Disorder 5 12-16-2006 03:04 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:43 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!