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Abilify - do the side effects ever improve

Posted by Enigma on September 22, 2007, at 6:59:01

The first drug after about 25 failures that has actually controlled my irritability problems, AND my severe depression, and of course, I can barely sleep now. I can't nap, can barely get a 1-2 hours (tops) in a row at night, have invomnia (for me - can't get to sleep) and sleep disturbances (re-occurring frustrating dreams, can't stay asleep, etc.

It's so bad, my memory is negatively affected (from lack of deep sleep), I'm exhausted and wired all at the same time. It's kinda like a living hell. Sure, I could add the drug to the giant pile of failed meds, but never before has one med helped my depression and irritability. Not I'm getting irritable anyway, and haven't memory holes (like ECT did to me) from the lack of sleep.

I tried going down to only 1 pill a day, 2 mg. That didn't help. Side-effects are right there. I tried many sleep aids, both OTC and prescription, with no luck. Even tried Melatonin. I'll still have to try 4 mg of Klonny, or Clonazepam (sp?). I feel like I don't have a grip on reality..

Will this side effect ever go away? Problem is, you can function well with such little sleep, well, at least I can't, and I don't know much longer I can live like this.

Please help.




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