I’m on Abilify Maintena 400mg alone (as an AP; also on Effexor) and it’s working. I feel drowsy though and have to compensate with too much caffeine, which causes excessive tension and a little anxiety. I also work in a cognitively demanding field and hope to continue to do so, so I’m looking for the most pro-cognitive medication out there.
Currently researching Vraylar, but also wanted to get some anectodal input. Should I just stick with what’s working or give Vraylar a try?
@ everhopeful I was on Abilify after Invega for about 15 months, after my first episode, then quit and gradually became psychotic again, which lasted for several months. Since then, have been on Abilify, for about a year now.
I’m on Clozapine and it was making me sleep 12-14 hours a day, so my doc gave me Vraylar and since I started it one month ago I now sleep 6-7 hours a day and have a lot more energy. I DID feel kind of like I was tweaking the first couple of weeks, but it’s much better now.