Good morning, everyone. My understanding is that Abilify works pretty quickly clinically (sounds like a tongue twister). I figured that meant within a couple of weeks. What can that mean or what have your experiences been?
Our daughter is on day 5, got 10 straight hours of sleep last night (and was in bed by 11, which is WAY early for her). She made my bed this morning to "help" me. When I was in the bath, she unloaded the dryer and put away most of the clothes. Not in a frenzied way...not in an overly calm way. She says she is feeling much better. I asked her if she meant this past few days and she said yes. Now, of course, the first few days on this med she was so tired and sleeping alot, so she didn't have the energy to do much. [img]/forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif[/img] Now, her sleepiness is gone (no nap at all yesterday...she took them the first 3 days on the med), and her personality is shining through again.
I didn't think it was possible for Abilify to work in 5 days...if it is, fantastic. If not, then fantastic because it has just been a great morning for some other reason! LOL
Does anyone know? I would think a small body not used to any meds would feel something, though...and that slowing down the first 3 days reallly gave her body and mind a much needed break (she looked SO peaceful).