2 patient evaluations for Aripiprazole taken for the purpose of 'borderline personality disorder' with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Jan 15, 2013 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Spaced out)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Spaced out

Feb 18, 2011 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Spaced out

Nov 7, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Side effects: Spaced out

Jan 28, 2009 (Started Jan 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Spaced out)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Side effects: Spaced out

  • 0 helpful marks

May 26, 2012 (Started Jun 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for borderline personality disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Slowness (bradykinesia), Apathy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication really saved my life. It acts like a fire retardant blanket over my intense emotions. Now I experience emotions at a controllable and pleasant intensity level. When I took it alone (without any other medication) it did lead to a flat lined type of apathy. It was unpleasant and caused depression. This has been alleviated by the addition of Lamotrigine. Abilify does still cause general mental slowness, that increases with a higher dosage, however my doctor and I have managed this symptom to a tolerable level with a very low dose.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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