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#1 of 2 Old 08-27-2008, 11:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was recently diagnosed with bipolar 2 which honesty has been the most amazing thing : let me explain, I've struggled with 'depression' my whole life and been on and off meds and FINALLY something seems to be working!!

Anyway right now I'm on Abilify and have been for like 5 weeks. I'm on 15mg right now and thinking about going up to 20 but for now I'm ok.

DH and I have recently started thinking about having another baby. What meds have you taken while pregnant? I can't really find anything about Abilify and pregnancy besides its not advisable, I'm guessing there aren't a lot of studies because its new.

care to help a mama out?

Amanda, wife to Ed mama to Logan, Phoenix, Indigo and snuggle bunny EZRA RAIN has arrived
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: Congrats on the diagnosis! My DH was diagnosed as BP2 after YEARS of "depression." Getting a good diagnosis can help so much!

Now, since he's the one with BP2 I don't know anything about Abilify and pregnancy (he's on Abilify as well). But I would suggest that you research doctors in your area and try to find one that specializes in Women, Pregnancy, Nursing and Mental Health Issues. This will go a LOOONG way towards getting you the help you need.

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