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Sides: Wanting to Quit Abilify


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Hi sides,


Welcome to SA.  You've come to the right place for tapering.  There is plenty of information and the members are very supportive.


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Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


Tips for Tapering Abilify



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PLEASE NOTE:  I am not a medical professional.  I provide information and make suggestions. 

  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

ADs since ~1992:  25+ years - 1 unknown, Prozac (muscle weakness), Zoloft; citalopram (pooped out) CTed (very sick for 2.5 wks a few months after); Pristiq:  50mg 2012, 100mg beg 2013 (Serotonin Toxicity)  Tapering from Oct 2015 - 13 Nov 2021   LAST DOSE 0.0025mg

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I'm currently tapering off Abilify.  So far my only withdrawal symptom is a headache-not sure that is related.  And I have a cold, so maybe my immune system is awry. 


From my reading here, a slow taper is best.  It's hard to be patient, though, since I am on so many drugs.

Started 2009 at 50, went up to 75
7/15/16 reduced nortriptylene from 75 to 50
2010 60 mg bus-par
2014 300 mg welbutrin-tapering now
2015 5 mg abilify-off as of 4/2016
2014 10 mg cyclobenzaprine<p>
PRN: Xanax .25, Zyprexa 10, Ambien 5, Nuvigil

Tried along the way : Cymbalta, Prozac, zyprexa, protriptylene, amitriptylene, Fetzima, Lamictal, lexapro, trazadone,

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