We just cut this. I think I told you in your Depakote post, we cut the Depakote, cut the Abilify, and tried this medication.
We started at 20 mg., a very low dose. The psychiatrist said that it's so low, and it could actually stimulate Dylan first, then we'd have to go up in the dose, to see if it would calm him.
The first night he didn't fall asleep for 3 hours. Usually, when he's passed out by 8:30, he was up until 11 PM. I gave him the 20 mg. for 3 days, then increased to 40 mg. hoping to see improvement.
Dylan was so wound up and manic on 40 mg. that I stopped it immediately and flushed them. The entire 7 days he was on this medication, it disrupted his sleep and made him increasingly wired.
Sorry I don't have anything positive to offer. It's funny how Abilify and this are the same class, but the one did so good and the other one was horrid.
Also, go back and read my post a few days ago regarding the Geodon, because Vicki's daughter Aly had SEVERE reactions from this, which she reminded me in her post. It should only be a page or two back.
Actually it's 4 pages back