I am into week 2 of the booster (Abilify) for my anti-depressants.
It’s been a bit of ride, but not necessarily a bad one.
The first week: I was restless and I couldn’t sit still. I am still a bit restless, bit that is starting to subside.
I also found it hard to get to sleep the first week, but that has remedied itself as well.
After my initial post about taking Abilify, I panicked. I was certain everyone would Google the drug and think “Wow, she’s psychotic too?”
Let’s be clear: my brain had me convinced of this. It almost made me believe that people would avoid me, stop talking to me, and no longer want to be my friend.
I remember the pharmacist telling me to just keep taking the dose, even if I didn’t think it was working, and that after 2-4 weeks I would start to see a difference.
Am I noticing ANY difference?
I am. Sort of. It’s little things, but: I am starting to notice a slow decrease in my itching (yay!).
Being patient is hard, but I am doing my best to give this time.
If it gets me to where I need to be, it will be worth it 🙂