I work nights. 8pm to 6am so I fall asleep about 730am and am up by 11 or 12 and I take it then. And about 2 hours later it'll make me sleepy,so I take a nap around 3pm and my naps are amazing. I feel so much more rested. So I'm thinking about taking it when I get off work at 6AM, cause by the time I'm ready to sleep it'll help me. Cause one of my issues is I can't sleep more then 3 hours. I stated taking it in the morning cause I loozed at it as a happy pill and thought well I need it while awake to help me to do things. I've only had 4 doses so far. But starting Friday morning I'm taking it at 6am.today I took it at 11am. So I'll be talking it 20 hours layer instead of 24 hours later. That will be ok right.. I've noticed a more positive thinking. But can't wait for full effects. To get out and about with my husband,start cleaning my house,less aniexty.
I have been taking Abilify for a little over a week now. It causes me drowsiness while at the same time energy. Yesterday I woke up at 2:30 a.m. and couldn't fall back asleep. Last night I woke up around 5:30. I'm thinking to switching to morning doses or decreasing my dose. I have struggled with insomnia in the past while taking antidepressants/antianxiety meds. I hope this drug works for me because it has seemed to calm my anxiety a lot. The only problem is that it doesn't allow me to sleep. I'm wondering if there is another mood stabilizer that is more sedating? I tried taking Seroquel for sleep, but it made me feel depressed.
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