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?
maybe that med dnt agree with u,i have anxiety and only valium gets me 2 sleep.gdluck,hope u get sleep soon x
Be sure to take the Viibryd in the morning and take your unisom at night. The insomnia will subside with continued use so be patient.
Was on vybrid for 9 months bad horrible insomnia it never went away for me I had to stop I already have trouble sleeping .
I developed permanent insomnia on viibryd. I stopped taking it a year ago but still wake up after 4 hours of sleep. This permanent insomnia is dramatically affecting my life.
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.
Take it first thing in morning with food. The sleep issue went away when i did that.
I've been taking viibyrd for 14 day's and sleep is at least 5x's worse... that's it, thats part of why I feel worse... less sleep. thank you lilla76
I've been on viibryd for ten days... The first two days I had terrible insomnia but then it subsided and I was back to normal. Then when I went up to twenty mils it came back but it's subsiding again. So there is hope for it going away... Just give it some time.
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...
I was taking Viibryd for 3 weeks and stopped because of the horrible insomnia. Sleeping pills that normally could put me to sleep - trazodone, ambien - didn't work for me at all.
The worst thing is that now, almost one month after stopping the medication, my insomnia is still very bad. On some nights I can go to sleep with trazodone. On other nights I can't fall asleep even after 10 mg ambien.
Viibryd is probably the worst medication I ever tried.
Ive had a sleep disorder for over 26 years. Tried so many different meds to get sleep and depression in order. Was doing great with escitalopram 10 mg at night and 400 mg Nefazodone. They stopped making Nefazodone, a serotonin, norepinephrone dopamine reuptake inhibitor, and I had the rug pulled out from underneath me. Ended up in a psychiatric facility for a few days. My new psychiatrist has put me on viibryd otherwise known as vilazodone. One of her colleagues recommended it. I said how is it related to nefazodone, it works on different receptors. She said it is in the same family. Ha! Because it ends in “ozone?” I’m only at 10 mg and something is causing primary insomnia. doxepin is now recommended for sleep arousals and early awakening at either 3 mg or 6 mg doses.
I tried it and it worked for awhile, but I’m going off another med, quetiapine, and I think that, along with the viibryd may be the culprit to why it’s not working now. But definitely worth trying. Look it up. I tried the viibryd at 20 mg for one night, sleep arousals and early awakening. When I next talk with my psychiatrist I’m going to tell her I’m going off the viibryd (may do it sooner) and request to go on geodon. Studies show it’s very effective for sleep disorders. Helps with slow wave and rem and improves overall quality of sleep. It is an antipsychotic, and I swore I would never go on another, but it has minimal effect on weight, lipid levels in the blood, and blood sugars like other antis. Guided meditation helps with not being able to get to sleep. UCLA has free ones, google it. There is a 13 minute body scan that really helps you get to sleep. Have you tried escitalopram for an SSRI? I take 10mg at night and have had no problems with insomnia with it for 13 years, but we’re all different. It got me part way there, then 2 other meds including nefaz (no longer available) and a devilish anti. Got me the rest of the way there for sleep and depression. Have you tried Trazodone? It’s pretty much used off label now for insomnia rather than depression but it hits some of the same receptors as Nefazodone. They use sub clinical doses at 25 to 100 mg. Hope some of this helps. I know it’s a rambler of an answer but there is a solution out there for you. Good luck.
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