hello everyone . hope everyone is doing good . i have been taking aripiprazole 5 mg since 2 years now after first episode of psychosis. fortunately things have improved since then and are fine now. but i want to know how about using the same antipsychotic for prolonged time or life term? what exactly your doctors recommend for prolonged use? please share your reviews.
what exactly your doctors recommend for prolonged use?
They recommend a therapeutic dose of 10mg. Best of luck with 5mg, it’s just an add on to an antidepressant at that level, and has no antipsychotic properties.
i have been stable on 5 mg. touch-wood. are you on aripiprazole too?
lol you’ve had to tell people this so many times now you should just make a pinned post about it at this point
I’m on abilify too, but at 10mg where it’s an actual antipsychotic.
I was like you, basically off meds for 2 years before I was hospitalised with psychosis. (if you’re on 5mg, you’re off meds)
You’re absolutely right Anna.
If you can get away with 5mg that’s pretty good.
That is like a pediatric dose. I don’t think you would have any problems staying in that dose for life.
If you’ve only had one psychotic episode the doctor will probably eventually take you off it all together
@everhopeful, if its an add on to anti depressants with no anti psychotic properties; why do I start hallucinating after trying to go down below 3 mg?
Or are you speaking on just that specific medication alone?
I’m Just talking about abilify.
Dang… I thought i was just having withdrawals for a second.