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I am currently on 450 mg of lamictal and 300 mg of wellbutriN + klonopin as needed. Been having more depression symptoms than usual(it never stops) so Pdoc has rasies my wellbutrin to 400 mg and added 5 mg of Abilify.

Anyone had any experiences with this combo/ I am worried most about the weight gain. I can handle the drooling,lol

Any thoughts?

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I've never been on that combo. I did a low dose of Abilify for quite awhile, and it worked just fine until after I had my child - then I needed something else. I didn't really gain on Abilify until I went up in dose. Most people actually don't gain that much on it - a drug rep told me average is five pounds. Hopefully you'll be fine on it. Definitely worth giving it a shot.

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I haven't gained any weight from Abilify at all.

Maybe it's made it harder to lose, but I don't really care about that.

Note that notfred & I are both on stimulants, however, so our "non-weight gain" opinions may be atypical.

I managed to gain weight last time I was on dexadrine ! It took several months but my appetite is back full force. I have been taking the Welly, Abilify, and Lamictal combo for some years but the Vyvanse only recently.

I'm diabetic and my sugar has actually improved a little bit over the time I have been on Abilify. Not that the Abilify is improving my sugar levels, just that Abilify is not raising it.

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I'm not on any AD's but swapping out risperdal and adding abilify sure did a good job of whacking my depression, Also, my appetite dropped quite a bit.

I am, at this point, heh...at 1 mg/day. Will talk about jumping that up at my next appointment, I'd like a bit more effect (the last time I was on it I went up to 30 mg before we dropped it).

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