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Meds Update & More Pics of ‘Nessa #depression

Meds Update & More Pics of ‘Nessa #depression

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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How Can You Get ABILIFY For $5? [Update to Earlier Post]



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.

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FDA approves first generic Abilify to treat mental illnesses.



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.

 

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What is today like without Abilify?


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I’ve been off my Abilify for about two days. And feeling the effects of it.

To fight Specter, I take 20 mg of Lexapro in the morning along with 2 mg of Abilify. Doctors added Abilify to my Lexapro when I was in the hospital after hanging myselfThis addition has been my silver bullet. It allows me to experience my life while co-existing with the greythe fog of war that exists without it.

The fog is always there.

But with Abilify it’s on the horizon just out of sight…

…instead of blanketing my world with the Anaconda tightness of plastic wrap.

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Staying true to a major theme of this blog – informing – I’m pushing myself to write through this. This is what I’m experiencing in live time…

♦  I’m tired and groggy. I’m nodding off at my desk as I write this entry. I want to take a nap. It feels like I have gremlins doing chin ups on my eyelids.

♦  The grey of despair has returned. Not only is it overcast outside, it’s overcast in my head. The fog of war across a No Man’s Land of desolation.

♦  I’m lethargic. I don’t feel like doing anything. I have obligations that I need to take care of. It’s hard bringing myself to do anything. I have an art show coming up in two weeks. I have to go to the pharmacy to pick up my medicine and I’m too tired to even do that.

♦  Worry and Anxiety are tattooed on Specter’s forearms. They come at me with the intent of dragging me down. It’s working…

♦  I’m having suicidal thoughts. I won’t act on them, but it’s what keeps popping into my head…right behind the worry and anxiety of running out of money, falling short on my bills, not being able to pay for car problems that are sneaking up, etc.

I’ll try to write a follow-up to this when it’s passed. Sorry for the choppiness and incoherence.

-Chris

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