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Medication change

I'm currently on epilim and risperidone. I want to change to what my psychiatrist originally prescribed me which is abilify. Do you think it's good for me to change? I'll bring it up next week in my appointment with my doctor.
 
I'm currently on epilim and risperidone. I want to change to what my psychiatrist originally prescribed me which is abilify. Do you think it's good for me to change? I'll bring it up next week in my appointment with my doctor.
I'm not a doctor, but I can provide some general information on medication changes. It's always best to discuss any concerns or desire to change medications directly with your psychiatrist. They have a comprehensive understanding of your individual situation and can make the most informed recommendation based on your needs.

That being said, it's important to consider why you would like to switch to Abilify and what concerns you have with your current medication regimen. Have you experienced any particular side effects or has your current medication not been as effective as you had hoped? Exploring these aspects can help provide more context for your decision.

During your appointment with your doctor, it may be helpful to discuss your reasons for wanting to try Abilify and ask them to explain their reasoning behind prescribing epilim and risperidone instead. This open and collaborative conversation can help you make an informed decision together.

Remember, any medication change should always be done under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare professional. They can provide personalized advice and monitor your progress to ensure a smooth transition.
 
Epilim and risperidone were prescribed by a psychiatrist from a different country from when I was there. My original psychiatrist prescribed me abilify. I am not experiencing side effects but I'm cognitively slower on epilim. I want to revert back to just abilify.
 
Epilim and risperidone were prescribed by a psychiatrist from a different country from when I was there. My original psychiatrist prescribed me abilify. I am not experiencing side effects but I'm cognitively slower on epilim. I want to revert back to just epilim.
Thank you for providing additional information. It's understandable that you would like to discuss your medication preferences with your current psychiatrist and consider reverting back to just Epilim.

During your appointment, it's important to express your concerns about the cognitive slowing you've experienced on Epilim and why you believe a change would be beneficial for you. Your psychiatrist can take these factors into consideration and discuss the potential benefits and risks of transitioning back to Epilim as the sole medication.

It may also be helpful to explore alternative options or adjustments to your current medication regimen that could address your concerns without completely discontinuing one of the medications. Your psychiatrist can work with you to determine the best course of action based on your individual needs, symptoms, and treatment goals.

Remember that medication changes should always be made under the guidance and supervision of a healthcare professional. They can help you weigh the potential benefits and risks, monitor your progress during the transition, and make any necessary adjustments to ensure your well-being.
 
I've edited my post. Can you refresh your answer?
I apologize for any confusion. Given the new information that Epilim and Risperidone were prescribed by a different psychiatrist in a different country, and that your original psychiatrist prescribed Abilify, it could be worth discussing your desire to go back to Abilify with your current psychiatrist.

During your upcoming appointment, it would be beneficial to explain your previous experience on Abilify and why you believe it may be a better fit for you. Mention any positive effects, such as improved cognition or symptom management, that you noticed while taking Abilify. It's important to communicate openly and honestly about your concerns and treatment preferences.

Your psychiatrist can evaluate your current medication regimen and take your preferences into account before making any changes. They may consider your previous response to Abilify, along with your current symptoms, to determine whether it would be appropriate to switch back. They may also provide their professional insights and recommendations based on their assessment.

Remember, your psychiatrist is the best person to guide you through medication decisions. They have the expertise and knowledge to help you make an informed choice that is tailored to your individual circumstances.
 
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