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Default Abilify and sleepiness

So I started taking abilify on Friday (2.5 mg). I'm taking it before going to bed.

The first dose on Friday made me sleep 10 hours or so, and I was sleepy all Saturday. The second one on Saturday evening made me sleep for 17 hours and I still feel sleepy. I have to increase the dosage, but I'm afraid of taking it. I have to get up early in the morning, I have to go to work tomorrow, but now all I can do is to sleep.

I can't contact my T (he's also my pdoc) between sessions, so any experience anyone?
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Default Re: Abilify and sleepiness

hi. i take...a lot more than that (Abilify)...and I used to take it in the AM. now, I take it in the PM, but I get crazy vivid dreams. Oh well...

are you on additional drugs? the 1st thought that popped in my mind was drug-drug interactions. antipsychotics/tranquilizers can boost antidepressant drug levels, for instance...and antidepressants often increase tranquilizer blood levels.

other than that, tranquilizers really aren't for everyone. if you hear voices, have a label of Bipolar I w/psychosis, Schizoaffective, Schizophrenia, etc., then tranquilizers are fairly standard, and many people find the benfits are worth the costs and risks. in other labels/diagnoses...not so much.

ok. no real, major advice...if you really need a tranquilizer, there are other ones out there, but i think sedation is fairly standard for most of the available options.
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