Since being abilify I cant sleep my pcp gives me benadryl which only makes drowzy then im awake in two hours or less. I only average two maybe three hours a night. Most nights less
My first question, is why are you taking abilify in the first place. ?? Benadryl is the best antihistamine to get rid of allergy FAST, BUT, yes, according to how much you take, you get sleepy. It is a "short life drug" also and then I have to deal with the "hangover feeling" afterward... I see so many different anti-psychotics given for sleep (especially seroquel) that I am in awe as to why doctors are doing this. I did have a mental crisis/--probably resulting from years of depression and unable to handle the stress I was under but couldn't avoid. I took a lot of anti-psychotics, etc. and all of them have bad side effects when taken too long (at least 10 yrs). I also have Tardive Dyskenesia (forever).. SLEEP IS THE BOTTOM LINE OF IMPORTANCE IN SO MANY HEALTH PROBLEMS. (or lack there of--of that good stage 3 and 4 sleep) Some drugs KEEP you from going into a deep restful sleep. Huge Problem.
Hello - ask your MD if he/she can prescribe you Ambien 10mg? However, this medication can be habit forming. Since I am not an MD nor do I know your complete medical history. Ambien has helped me very much with my difficulty with sleeping. BUT what works for me does NOT mean it will work or be right for you. Seroquel an anti-psychotic can help as well and is not habit forming. Wishing you much luck and some good night's sleep ahead.
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