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Unread 04-24-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Default Does Abilify make you sleepy??

I will start by saying that I have sleep apnea. I started a low dose of Abilify 5 mg a few months ago. Since starting it I'm increasingly sleepy. My PCP thinks my sleep apnea has worsened but I'm wondering if it could be the Abilify.

I'm fine as long as I keep moving but if I ever get still I want to fall asleep. In class, while I'm driving, while watching tv. Any time I'm still my eyes start closing.

Would Abilify do this or should I be seeking other diagnosis? It's getting increasingly worse and my dose has been upped from 2.5 to5 mg.
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Default Re: Does Abilify make you sleepy??

I should also add I take my Abilify at night before bed. My P doc said if it causes drowsiness taking it at night would help.
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Default Re: Does Abilify make you sleepy??

I have taken fluanxol and changed two abilify two days ago. I refuse to take anymore of it because it makes me want to sleep all the time and I cannot concentrate.
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I saw my PDoc on Wednesday and he said the Abilify is what's making me sleepy I have to cut the dose down now which I hate because it's the one thing that's helped me the most.
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Default Re: Does Abilify make you sleepy??

I had to give up the abilify because I felt like I was falling asleep all of the time-I was slapping myself when driving just to keep my eyes open.
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Default Re: Does Abilify make you sleepy??

Do you use a cpap machine for the sleep apnea?
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Default Re: Does Abilify make you sleepy??

Yeah in fact, I just got a brand new Cpap machine so my Pdoc said there's no way my sleep apnea is causing this. I still haven't cut my dose of Abilify because it helps me so much but starting tonight I'm going to do it. I just can't be this sleepy anymore.
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with me its tricky so sleepy but cant sleep
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Default Re: Does Abilify make you sleepy??

well, i think most of the drugs make you sleepy anyway, but you can probably chang the dose.
you've got to wait...
by the way, did your voices go away?
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