started off on 10mg feel weak, tired, shaky and anxious. need to lie down all the time and sleep, but cant sleep, cant eat properly.
22 Feb 2013
My Doctor put me on 10mg to start and it was just too much. I was experiencing the side effects you mention. 5 days ago, the med was decreased to 5 mg and I am feeling better already. The anxiety and insomnia was just too much on 10 mg. I would definately call your doc ASAP. I am already as hyper person and I can't take something that is going to speed me up even more
25 Aug 2015
I took my first dose last night and now I feel like a freaking zombie! I only took 5 mg, they gave me 10 mg but said to start out with 5 and see if that made me feel better then if not I can increase to 10. But based on how I feel now no way do i want to go higher! I also take Paxil 37.5 mg once a day, and Tridozon for insomnia 50 mg. I really hope I adjust quickly because I am not liking this at all!!!
17 Feb 2013
Hi, i would never want to disagree with someone, but i thought 10mg was the 'normal' starting dose? Increasing to between 15 - 30mg.
Anyway, you should expect to start feeling better after 2 weeks of taking Abilify. It can sometimes take longer for you to feel much more stable, 4 weeks +, but hopefully the symptoms you are experiencing should fade by the 2 week point. It wouldn't hurt to give your doctor a call to discuss how you are feeling, he can advise you on this. Hoping you are feeling better soon!
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