ABILIFY--Has anyone heard of taking this for Fibromyalgia??

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by hregy, Sep 5, 2003.

  1. hregy

    hregy New Member

    Anyone heard of Doctors prescribing Abilify for Fibromyalgia??
  2. Iggy_RN

    Iggy_RN New Member

    I never heard of this, whats it for? Iggy
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Hi, welcome to the board. I am afraid I have never hear of Abilify either, what is it? a medication, herbs, etc?

    I have FM, and have never hear of this one!

    Again, welcome to the board.

    Shalom, Shirl
  4. libra55

    libra55 New Member

    This is a new drug used in higher doses to treat schizophrenia. It belongs to the antipsychotic class of drugs. My daughter who has Asperger's autism takes a very small dose (half a milligram) every day. It works as a mood stabilizer. Asperger's patients are similar to bi-polar.

    We have had very good results with the Abilify, much better than with the Risperdal (which it replaced for her). I do not know however if it would help anyone with fibro unless you're having a mood disorder. And I have not heard of it being addictive. My daughter's pharmacologist is very astute, we have worked with her for years and I can't imagine her prescribing something really harmful.

    Michelle