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Old 08-03-2011, 12:31 PM   #1
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Abilify 2mg - Any Advice

Hi, I am new to this board but have posted in other areas. After months of supporting my husband to see a psych doctor he finally went the other day for what I think is alarming responses to the smallest things. I was encouraged that the doctor spent about 80 minutes with him and they went over many things.

The doctor gave him samples of Abilify. The first weeks dosage at 2mg, second week at 5mg (if he could tolerate it and not see symptoms of Akethesia) to build up to the 4th week to a total of 10mg daily. My husband has always had anger issues stemming from a challenging childhood full of torment and sadness.

The doctor asked him if it had ever discussed with another profession Bipolar disorder, so i guess the doctor is hinting. The next appointment is in 4 weeks.

Any advice welcome. I'm exhausted from the rollercoaster ride of our marriage.
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Old 08-05-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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Re: Abilify 2mg - Any Advice

Unfortunately these type of things do not have a quick fix. It can take a while for the meds to work and often it takes more than one trial to get it right. Patience is truly a virtue when it comes to this kind of stuff. Make sure your "supporting" doesn't cross over into badgering to's hard when you want someone to make a change to fix things..but just try to hang in there.


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