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Old 10-08-2008, 03:10 PM   #1
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Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster?

Hello. Everyone on this board must know how desperate I am to get out of this depression...tried adding lamictal to the lexapro as a booster and it worked well, then I broke out with acne all over my face. Want so bad to try it again, but then thought about Abilify.

All the other "boosters" seem to have weight gain associated with them and that always makes the depression worse for me.

Can you please tell me your experiences with Abilify?

Has anyone added it to lexapro or another SSRI and has it worked?

As usual, I appreciate ANY feedback.

Thank you so much.

Salty

 
Old 10-10-2008, 06:13 PM   #2
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Re: Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster?

Salty as you probably remember I come here for myself alot but I also have guardianship of my sister who has mild retardation, depression, severe mood swings. She has taken Abilify and Lexapro for over a year now and it has been the best combination compared to the other combo's we tried. As far as the sadness and agitation. Unfortunately she is tired all the time and it seems to really be harder for her now that she is working. We have decided to change the Lexapro to possibly cymbalta if we can get her part D to pay for it. I actually came here to post a question about this but I just wanted to let you know her experience with the combo. Abilify is VERY expensive but a very good med. Hope you find some relief soon.

 
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Old 10-12-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Re: Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster?

janart, thank you for writing. It was so horrible i couldn't believe it. Everyone is different i know, i just really wanted it to work so badly.

Thank you for the kindness. I hope to find relief too.

The best to you and your sister.

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Old 10-12-2008, 03:50 PM   #4
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Re: Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster?

So have you decided to try the abilify or have you tried already?

 
Old 10-12-2008, 03:54 PM   #5
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Re: Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster?

Tried it janart, it was terrible, made me so sick. I know by now after more than 25 years of this when something is right and when it's not.

Thank you for caring.

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Old 10-12-2008, 04:00 PM   #6
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Re: Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster?

Thats really crappy. I haven't tried it myself but you would think as much as the stuff costs it would be just WONDERFUL. Its time I guess for me to get back on something too. I did pretty good a few mths out of the summer but its creeping back on me again. I've tried so many and couldn't handle the side effects. Let me know how you are doing. I would love to chat with you everynow and then. Take care

 
Old 10-13-2008, 11:17 AM   #7
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Re: Anyone Add Abilify to Lexapro or to Another SSRI as a Booster?

You're so sweet janart. Why can't they find a cure for depression?! They can do everything else...sometimes i just get so mad at all this.

Let me know how you are doing and what you are going to try.

I don't know what i'm going to do.

Salty

 
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