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Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Navid, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    doesn't schizophrenia have something to do w histamine malfunction (high histamine, or problems breaking it down or both, etc.)?
     
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  2. nyanko_the_sane

    nyanko_the_sane

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    I think you are right! Normally the drug is taken in a much higher dose for all those other effects.
    The anti-inflammatory effect of Abilify has been studied.
    In low doses Abilify is used to treat chronic pain as well. I suspect this is one of the reasons it was prescribed to me.
    Stanford seems to prefer prescribing the non-generic name brand version. It seems this Japanese drug has a number of other off-label uses.

    Abilify information in detail.
     
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  3. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    i wonder what the mechanism / pathways are for this drug...

    re histamine, CFS'ers include a lot of patients w MCAS (ie, histamine issues)
     
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  4. Navid

    Navid Senior Member

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    @Ben @janet @jamie @HTester
    Does anyone know why this drug is not being discussed by Dr. Davis and his team if Dr. Montoya's group is seeing success with its use.

    Thanks.
     
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  5. perrier

    perrier Senior Member

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    What kind of success is there with this drug? Which symptoms does it lessen?
     
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  6. Navid

    Navid Senior Member

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    Anecdotal stories on the Stanford ME/CFS FB page (Montoya Patients): less brain fog, able to do small tasks when were completely bed-bound before, small increases in energy. No-one has been on for a very long time, so stories are based on a short time span on drug. But hey any good news is welcome. Do a search on FB for Stanford ME/CFS page and join group to see posts.
     
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  7. roller

    roller wiggle jiggle

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    this sounds like the adult ADD/ADHD forums, when they took the usual suspects (vivanse, ritalin and other stronger stuff).

    it seemed, that many would develop strange/unwanted side effects quite quickly, and sooner or later end up with more drugs: anti-depressant, then anti-anxiety, in between IBS-problems...
     
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  8. nyanko_the_sane

    nyanko_the_sane

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    Let's hope the side effects are kept to a minimum because the doses of these medications are quite low in most cases.
     
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