What's been your improvement so far on Abilify for ME, and how much reduction in severity for POIS? Glad to hear you found something that worked for you.
Abilify is helping mental clarity, cognitive stamina, sleep quality (good-bye night sweats), and subjective well-being. Word finding is so much smoother. The constant feverish feeling is much diminished. And funnily enough I recovered some of my sense of taste and smell, which I hadn't realised was partly gone.
If I had to quantify the improvement, I would say Abilify has pretty much doubled my energy envelope albeit from a *very* low baseline. PEM is milder, and I recover from it quicker. An example is that I can now somewhat attentively watch the entirety of a football (soccer) game without my brain pooping out by halftime and suffering horrible PEM the next day. In fact, I watched a full game just yesterday, and today I am typing this. This was completely unthinkable before I started Abilify and marks huge improvement by my ME severity scale.
The drug is not a silver bullet, however; going up and down the stairs is still a big no-no, as I've found. But I can shuffle about the house quite a bit more without triggering PEM. And stay upright for a little longer.
I still get symptoms of POIS. But like ME symptoms as a whole, the associated "malaise" is at present much milder. It feels as though Abilify provides some kind of protective buffer. It's difficult to put into words exactly.
Time will tell whether it all lasts For now I'm enjoying the ride. To reiterate, this is on 0.2mg.