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Re: Abilify cannot sleep...

Posted by tom2228 on May 31, 2014, at 21:48:41

In reply to Re: Abilify cannot sleep..., posted by Christ_empowered on May 30, 2014, at 23:07:19

I had some start-up insomnia when I began Abilify a couple months ago at 10mg, but it went away after a couple days. Abilify at lower doses for some people is more activating because the drug supposedly behaves more as a dopamine agonist at lower does and becomes more antagonistic as the dose increases.. supposedly. So moving up to 10mg may actually help.

Invega/ Risperdal may be more likely to cause sexual side effects since they raise levels of the hormone prolactin, more so than any other atypical antipsychotic. the good news is Abilify can actually lower prolactin levels and may counteract some of this for you. I am on Abilify 10mg and have no sexual side-effects, actually less than before I was on it.

You can also take a dopamine agonist like Mirapex, which I also take (for now) -- it has definitely increased my libido even at the lowest dose. Mirapex lowers prolactin as well.




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