It has been over four days since I stopped taking Saphris (which should be long enough for it to work its way out of the system), but I'm still having insomnia. I'm doing everything humanly possible to battle the insomnia, but no dice. Has anyone had a similar experience? How long can I expect this disturbance to last?
Hi, you are right about the medication being completely/almost completely out of your system now, with it having a half life of 24 hours. I could be wrong, but it sounds as though you quit 'cold turkey'? If this is the case, then the withdrawal symptoms will be much more intense than if you had tapered. Insomnia is a common symptom when discontinuing antipsychotics unfortunately. I'm not sure of the reason why you decided to stop taking the Saphris, has it been replaced with something else? If i were you, i would contact my doctor to seek help with sleeping. You can also research 'good sleep hygiene' guides online...
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