Abilify and insomnia

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   Posted 3/19/2012 5:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again,

I am on my second day of Abilify and I actually feel better already. I do have a serious question about the time of day or night to take this med. the first day I took it in the morning and it caused extreme exhaustion, I slept all afternoon so I decided to take it before bed. Now it has caused insomnia. I am not sure when to take this medication. I am on 2mg and scheduled to tritrate up to 4mg in a week. Last evening I took abilify at 10pm and woke up at 2:30 am. Should I take my next dosage early this morning or would that cause a problem (having too much in my system). I really do not want to wait until bedtime again for fear that I will not sleep. As I stated, it actually seems to be working already; I do not want to mess with this effect but I am honestly not sure what to do. It would be great if I could take it about 9 or 10am this morning to see if it increases my energy. I am exhausted from not sleeping long enough but once again, I do not want to ruin the positive effect I am already experiencing. Would taking it in the morning (about 12 hours after my evening dose) cause a problem?

Please advise...

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   Posted 3/19/2012 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I really don't think this should be a problem. I am glad it is making you feel better. I take it in the mornings. I take ten mg. It works well for me.

Best wishes...

Hugs, Karen
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