Tuesday, December 1, 2015

About 2 1/2 weeks ago I convinced myself to take the Abilify that my pdoc had prescribed. I have taken many, many difference antidepressants, and this past July my pdoc (who is new to me) had me switch from Prozac, to Lexapro. My mood had taken a nosedive in early June and I couldn't shake my new found crazies. She had seen good results with Lexapro and it was actually an antidepressant that I had never tried!

By the end of August ,  early September I started to feel some relief. But then this whole L-up-and-leaving-thing happened. I certainly sunk very, very low, but I think the feelings were 'normal' and I could label it 'grief'. However in meeting with my pdoc she agreed it was grief but she also felt I could use something to give me a little boost. I agreed, sort of. I'm not a huge fan of meds, but I couldn't deny how I was feeling.

When I got home I googled Abilify and was surprised to find out that it's classified as an anti-psychotic, used mainly to treat schizophrenia. I really questioned my pdoc and her choice of meds.

But I still wasn't feeling good, so googled some more, and didn't stop at the first article I read. Ability is also used to treat bipolar, which I may have, and also depression, which I clearly have struggled with my entire life.

Her recommended dosage was small 2.5mg and I should see results in a few days. So I did it, and I'm glad I did, I think.

I feel pretty good.  Not really manic, but I wonder is this what normal people feel like?  I'm engaged, I'm exercising, I'm motivated to get things done.  Maybe a little too motivated, but maybe that's not a bad thing.


  1. I have a friend who swears by Ability and seems to be more on the anxious/depressed side. And so maybe it can work very well for some folks?

    Glad you're feeling better, that's what's important right now.

    1. Thank You, it does feel a little strange to be feeling better...I was even singing with the songs on the radio this morning, hadn't done that in a while.