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suddenly going off Abilify?

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I forgot to get my meds yesterday. I usually get samples from the therapist's office. I have one more pill and can't get more samples from the clinic until Monday because the nurse is gone already.

What will happen if I don't take it a few days?  I just have bipolar will it effect me in any other way?  Should I 1/2 my med tonight and take the other 1/2 tomorrow so I only have one day w/o? I have skipped it for one day before.

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I would assume that half a dose would be better than going more than one day without a dose. I dropped Abilify cold turkey two different times and had short hypomanic episode both times. Puzzled the poop out of me being that Abilify was being dropped because it was over-activating for me.

Everybody is different. It doesn't take long to come to that conclusion after reading 5 zillion posts on this board. As they say around here 'your mileage may vary'.

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Thanks for your input.  I skipped a dose last night and am going to 1/2 it today and tomorrow.

I don't get badly manic anymore just angry so I think it should be ok.

I kind of like the energy I get while off of it but then the anger comes back and I don't want to go there!

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Thanks for your input.  I skipped a dose last night and am going to 1/2 it today and tomorrow.

I don't get badly manic anymore just angry so I think it should be ok.

I kind of like the energy I get while off of it but then the anger comes back and I don't want to go there!

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Are you on a high dose?

I stopped at 10 cold turkey.. wouldn't want to try more than that though...

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just 5mg.

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