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Old 08-18-2009, 01:23 PM   #1
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Abilify & Prozac?

Saw doc finally this morning. Told her I failed Pristiq (severe constipation and total numbness), but it did seem to help my mood. She thinks I can't handle norepinephrine.

She thought that my problem with serotonin is the build up in my body (which is when I start having the bladder spasms, etc.), she suggested a long acting SSRI.

She gave me 10mg of Prozac, said to take it until I start to have side effects, then to back off of it until I find the right dosage for me. Maybe it will be every other day, every 2nd or 3rd day. Since Prozac stays in the body up to 7 days I have a little more control.

So, my current mix will be:

5mg Abilify
10mg Prozac
.5 mg Klonopin at night (and as needed other times)


What do you think?

Also, should I take the Abilify at night and the Prozac in the AM? Didn't know if the higher dose of Abilify will make me sleepy.

Or, should I take Klonopin at night (like I do now) and Abilify and Prozac in the morning?

 
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Old 09-19-2009, 07:09 AM   #2
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Re: Abilify & Prozac?

I'm on Abilify and Prozac. I take them in the morning. I haven't had any side effects that I'm aware of with either, and I was on Prozac the past two years. Abilify was just added about four months ago. I have noticed some weight gain, but honestly, I have not been working out as much as I used to and the weight gain may very well not be because of the Abilify.

 
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