Medical News Today (MNT) stated that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first generic versions of Abilify (aripiprazole). Read the short article here – http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/293247.php
Since I am on a high deductible health plan, Abilify costs me $850.00 for a month’s supply! Fortunately my doctor gave me a card that allows me to only pay $25.00/month. If you are struggling with purchasing medications like I am, it may also help to go to Wal-Mart’s pharmacy and just tell them you don’t have insurance. Prices tend to be a lot cheaper for most things. I haven’t tried this with Abilify but have tried it successfully with other medications.
I’ve read how a lot of people don’t like the effects of Abilify. During my stay in the mental health facility after hanging myself, I was put on 20 mg of Lexapro and 2 mg of Abilify. I was already on the Lexapro but my doctor added the Abilify because it enhanced the effects of the Lexapro. I called it my silver bullet because it worked so well. This combination may not work for you, and each person’s is unique. I am on these medications for severe depression.
After having been on these prescriptions for about eight months, I now feel that I need to increase the dosage – I’ve been having suicidal thoughts, feeling lethargic, sleeping a lot, and apathetic towards life. I also haven’t taken my Adderall for a month because it costs me around $283.00! My girlfriend showed me her research on Adderall withdrawal and all the symptoms I just mentioned are listed as direct effects.
Whatever your mental health condition, make sure that you have a doctor to talk to and that you keep them informed of any changes you are feeling in your mental state. A little change could go a long way towards improving your condition.
May peace come to you in whatever valley you may be travelling.