May 26, 2012
(Started Jun 15, 2010)
(for borderline personality disorder)
(Slowness (bradykinesia), Apathy)
Not at all hard to take
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.