77 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole

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tigger13039
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tigger13039
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Apr 25, 2016 (Started Apr 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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vwarehame
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vwarehame
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 23
Condition: POTS 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
POTS

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Mar 7, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Schizophrenia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Jan 16, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Schizophrenia)
  • side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Chrismh1
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Chrismh1
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 3
External Stress: None
44 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

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Dec 9, 2015 (Started Jul 10, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
zoomer
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zoomer
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
60 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar I

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Nov 29, 2015 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I consider Abilify to be a good medication. I have not experienced a full blown manic episode since starting on it six years ago. I rarely even swing to hypomania. My depression used to be a constant and I credit Abilify for augmenting my antidepressant, stopping my psychosis, and eliminating mania. This has been an effective medication for 6-7 years. I take this medication at night because it has become sedating for me. Now I credit it for helping me sleep, also!
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 28, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I started back on Abilify after a month of trying Saphris instead. I have good results with Abilify
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 5, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • side effects
    Moderate (Tardive dyskinesia, Tiredness increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the reason my Pdoc is stopping this med is because I am switching to a anti-psychotic that might not be as sedating. I have had a sudden exhaustion problem. Since my dose of Abilify is quite high(40mg) she is thinking this side effect of tiredness may be coming from the Abilify. This is a disappointment as the drug has been so effective for years.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 26, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2011 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take 40mg a day which I needed a pdoc to advocate for as it is above what insurance wanted to pay. This med does increase the effectiveness of my antidepressant. This was demonstrated at the initial time I began treatment with Abilify. Therefore, it helps my depression part of the bipolar to an extent that is observable. Also, mania has diminished to remaining at hypo level when it does occur. My psychotic symptoms have subsided. I no longer experience hallucinations, delusions, etc Any initial side effects have diminished. I experience no side effects.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 25, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Abilify at night as it has sedating effect. I take it for reducing/eliminating manic episodes and psychosis. Increased effectiveness of anti-depressant from personal observation. I no longer exhibit any side effects from this medication. Initially experienced some tardive-dyskinesia (lip, mouth twitching)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2010 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take Abilify at night because of it's sedating effects especially at high dose of 40mg. I experienced slight tardive diskenisia when starting this med. No long term effects. Since starting this dose over two years ago, I have not had a full blown manic. I believe it also boosts the efficacy of my antidepressant.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 12, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • side effects
    Mild (Tardive dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Great efficacy for reducing manic episodes, Have not experienced that annoying 'lip smack' (tardive dis) I do believe that Abilify boosts my antidepressent. I take all 40mg. at night now on advice from Pdoc as it has a sedating component.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 3, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Mania)
  • side effects
    Mild (Tardive dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was not taking my abilify for several weeks. Started taking it as prescribed and noticed a moderate improvement in overall mood.....less agitation esp.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 13, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • side effects
    Mild (Tardive dyskinesia)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication has proved so beneficial to my stability that i am willing to endure a little negative side effect although this particular one is serious enough that I will monitor closely.

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mania)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 19, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 21, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: some side effects such as the shakes or dizziness, are short term and went away after a short time for me when I just stuck it out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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FibroMom63
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FibroMom63
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F52y
FM:13y Dx
CFS:24y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Oct 5, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    Mild (Dry mouth at night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:7y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Sep 21, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I did very well from May 2013 until May 2015 and then my Mother-In-Law passed away and I fell into a deep depression that I could not get out of. I had to start back on the Abilify back in July 2015 at 5mg and now I am taking 10mg once a day. I am feeling better now that I have been taking the Abilify for 2 months now. I don't think that I am going to stop taking the Abilify again as I don't want to fall into depression again if something happens that I am not expecting.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 3, 2013 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Depressed mood)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am not taking the disc melt but I could not get the tablet to come up. I have used up to 15mg daily and still didn't feel any different. I just decided on May 1, 2013 to stop taking the Abilify to see if that is one of the medications that is making me so tired all of the time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Carebear84
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Carebear84
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Overwhelming
32 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vg
I have:
Bipolar II

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Aug 27, 2015 (Started Jun 08, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 22, 2015 (Started Jun 08, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Generalized Anxiety Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Loss of sense of taste, Drowsy in a.m., Nausea and dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication has literally saved my life. I went from feeling suicidal every second of every day to it not even crossing my mind from the day I started taking it and I now feel that I have the motivation to sort out my life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
BipolarQueen
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BipolarQueen
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 1
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Severe
30 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

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Jun 14, 2015 (Started Jun 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Schizoaffective Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Restlessness, Migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
NoFear
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NoFear
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 48
Condition: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis 5 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

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Mar 1, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had to stop taking this because of the weight gain issue.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 1, 2010 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • side effects
    Severe (Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jun 28, 2009 (Started Mar 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Major Depressive Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If offered, I would try it. It has helped change my life.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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poppysmom
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poppysmom
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 59
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: vg
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Nov 15, 2014 (Started Sep 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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