I've only been on Viibryd for 4 days but have had 3 nights of very bad sleep. Not being able to sleep is a deal breaker for me. I have mild circumstantial depression and had sleep problems to begin with, but could sleep quite well with a Unisom every night. I see many, but not all folks have sleep issues while on Viibryd. Does this side effect go away after a while? I tend to be the irritable depressive type person and I don't care about the sexual side effects. But I need to sleep. Any ideas?
I have been on Viibryd some ten months now and insomnia has never been a problem for me. Critical to take it in the AM as you've heard. I have taken a very small dose of clonazepam at bedtime and sleep very well. I have survived all the other side effects and the drug has been life changing for me. Like you, I must have my sleep! If I can help further along your path, don't hesitate to write again or PM me. I hope you can overcome this difficulty.
I've been taking Viibryd for almost 3 weeks, and I too have problems w/ insomnia on it. My dr told me to take it at night, and I've been doing that, but here I am awake after tossing and turning all damn night! I have trouble sleeping already due to anxiety and my carpal tunnel, bladder issues, or my kids waking me up, so this is NOT good. I'm also a poor metabolizer of most antidepressants, so I need to take ones that are not metabolized by C2D6 liver enzyme. Anybody know any similar antidepressants to Viibryd that aren't so activating? I don't wanna take it and have to take a sleeping pill for an extended period of time. I've tried Zoloft, Wellbutrin, Lexapro, Pristiq, Effexor, and Celexa. All metabolized by C2D6, so I can only take a tiny amount. Wellbutrin was too activating at low doses, and Pristiq and Effexor were super activating.
The others made me tired all the time or nauseous, but both Zoloft and Lexapro helped w/ sleeping and mood. Any suggestions?!
I've been taking this for several weeks and did fine until they added Abilify. Now I sleep no later than 5 a.m. I used to sleep until noon. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. It doesn't matter if I go to bed at 10 p.m. or 2 a.m. though, which IS quite frustrating. I do take Lunesta and now Trazodone was added to combat the insomnia. Mentally I feelbetter somewhat
You've obviously been told that its important to take your Viibryd dose in the morning to avoid possible sleep problems. For me after one year, that's no longer a concern. It will subside, try to hang in there if Viibryd is making a big difference in your life otherwise. I also take .05 Clonazepam at bedtime, sleep very well. Please keep us posted.
Hi. I had this same insomnia problem when I switched to Viibryd from Lexapro 6 months ago, but taking Viibryd in the morning instead of at night completely resolved the problem for me.
When I was still taking Viibryd at night, no matter how little sleep I had the night before, I would wake up after 3-4 hours feeling wide awake; bordering on wired. Could never get back to sleep, and many nights I just lay there awake for 3 more hours before finally getting up. I complained to my doctor and even asked her if I should take Viibryd at a different time of day. However, she kept saying that taking Viibryd in the evening should *help* me sleep, despite my experience in the opposite direction.
This went on for four agonizing months before I finally found the comments from others on this post about switching to a morning dose. The first day/night I switched to the morning I didn't notice any change, but the second night and every night since I have slept soundly throughout, and its even a little hard to get up in the morning sometimes.
Hope my experience helps someone else. Thanks to the other contributors for helping me. Fellow patient experience always beats feedback from doctors about what "should" happen...
- Viibryd Information for Consumers
- Viibryd Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Viibryd (detailed)
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