I went to see my doc today about my meds. He had me on 40mg of Lexapro and 15mg of Abilify. Since the side effects have remained the same (apathy, disinterest in life, etc.) he upped the Abilify to 20mg for the next four weeks. He said that if that change doesn’t help, then he would switch out the Abilify for something else. Read the rest of this entry »
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A day or two ago I blogged about the struggles I was having with being able to pay for my Abilify, and how the USFDA had just approved a generic version.
Tonight I went to purchase my share for the month and didn’t have to pay anything! I was so excited because I was going to use a coupon from the website that allows you to pay only $5.00. Because I have insurance, I didn’t have to pay anything for the generic version.
This is just a miracle when my account is upside down; the medicine costs about $890; and my doctor gave me a card bringing the monthly charge down to $25.00 per refill.
If this post is choppy it’s because I needed to get as quick a shout out to the Lord as I could. It didn’t have time to be edited.
I am so thankful. Thank you for Your Grace and for providing for me.
I posted earlier on the USFDA approving a generic version of Abilify, hence lowering prices dramatically for consumers. My price is around $890/month. I said how my doctor gave me a card that allows me to purchase it for $25.00/month. Well today I went to the Abilify website and found out that they are offering coupons to those who have commercial prescription insurance (see the checked box) for $5.00.month. Hoping this helps others out there that are struggling in the same area.
Would you take the time to repost/reblog this information on your site so others can benefit as well?
Thank you! May you find peace through the valley that you are struggling right now.
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.
Hello friends. I’ve shared this in several comments on folks’ blogs today so I feel it necessary to post and have it delivered to your Inbox. This combination has been SUCH a positive change for me that I need to reshare it with my readers who deal with the same issues as I do.
I listed more specifics of my history below, but the combination here was prescribed after I was hospitalized for attempting suicide, resulting from clinical depression. The combination is 20 MG of Lexapro with 2 MG of Abilify taken once a day. I take them at night so any effects of tiredness at work are minimized.
From what I understand this is a NEWER combination. I was told that the drug representatives have been pushing it as a miracle cure. I will attest to that. Some old school doctors may be skeptic so if you choose to discuss this with them, PLEASE be sure to mention this paragraph and my story to them.