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Old 05-08-12, 02:40 PM
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How long does Abilify take to work??????

Hello all. Been on Zoloft ( SSRI ) 100mg for nearly a year now thats all fine but been put on abilify 10mg then last couple weeks up to 15mg in total ive been on it for 5 weeks and was just wondering how long it takes to start working as im not feeling much benefit yet??
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Re: How long does Abilify take to work??????

normally, they take about 2-3 weeks before you start feeling effects, so if it's been 5 weeks and you don't notice anything- maybe call your doctor, tell them, and see if there was something else they could prescribe to help the zoloft?
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Re: How long does Abilify take to work??????

have been to doctors today.....reffered me to another pychyatrist from a child one to an adult one ( im 16 ) and he refused to give me anything else and insisted to give abilify more time.
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Re: How long does Abilify take to work??????

well, psychiatrists *can* prescribe meds, so when you meet with him, let him know, and see what he says.

maybe abilify takes longer to work than normal ssri meds? are you taking adhd meds?
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Re: How long does Abilify take to work??????

use to be on concerta/Ritalin but was disaster from start, sent my symptoms through the roof. and yeah apparently have to wait a couple weeks to see when my appointment is
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Re: How long does Abilify take to work??????

Hi josh.I've been on Abilify 60mgs daily for over 6yrs.I found that the Abilify started working for me after about 3weeks & my psychiatrist said it takes up to 6wks.for you to get the full benefits of it.You should speak to your doctor & perhaps he will increase the dose or switch you to something else.Good luck.
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how much mg was you on when you started? if you dont mind me asking and i never knew you could go up to 60mg of abilify? thought the max was 30mg? do you know if going from 15mg upwards makes any difference?
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Re: How long does Abilify take to work??????

Doctor rung today, have been given risperidal 1mg, anyone got any thoughts on risperidal?
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Re: How long does Abilify take to work??????

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how much mg was you on when you started? if you dont mind me asking and i never knew you could go up to 60mg of abilify? thought the max was 30mg? do you know if going from 15mg upwards makes any difference?
I believe I started at around 5-10mgs & then continued to go up from there.I stayed at 30mgs for quite awhile then the doctor increased it to the 60mgs. that I currently take.Hope this helps.Good luck.
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