Abilfy and sleep

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Sam524
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   Posted 3/19/2012 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Abilify seems to be working for my depression and anxiety and I am so incredibly grateful for this I can't put it into words. BUT now I have a new problem. I am having trouble sleeping through the night. I could not work today and feel absolutely sick. I truly require a lot of sleep- at least 7-8 hours. Please if anyone knows how to remedy this I would be so very grateful. I thank Karen so much for her reply to my earlier post and I did take it at 7:30 this morning. I pray it will not cause a problem tonight.

Feedback please....

Thank you,
Sam

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   Posted 3/20/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I take mine in the morning. I take a lot of meds, including adderall. So I have to have something to sleep on. I take a xanax and an ambien before bed and sleep good. Wake up once to go to the bathroom but that is all. I hope this helps you.

Hugs, Karen
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Sam524
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   Posted 3/20/2012 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Karen,

Thanks again for your reply. Well the doctor prescribed Ambien for me too. Unfortunately I could not afford the slow release - it cost $200 and insurance does not cover it. I have regular Ambien. I am going to take 20mg (as prescribed). I do have Klonapin too but was told not to take anything with the Ambien. How much Ambien are you taking and do you think it would be safe to take a Klonapin too? My dosage is 2mg. The pharmacist really insisted not to take anything with Ambien. I will probably try it alone tonight. Did your doctor say it is okay to take a xanax too. Last night I took so much medication, I woke three times. I took two restoril 60 mg. It put me to sleep but I woke up. When I woke the first time I took a klonapin and a another restoril. Then when I woke the third time I took 2 benedryl. I felt like I had a hangover for most of the day! I just pray the Ambien works.

Thanks for your input as always,
Sam

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   Posted 3/20/2012 8:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sam,

I take only ten mg of ambien at night, but I do take a half of a milligram of xanax with it. I think you should try the ambien alone first time anyway to see if it works. I think that the 20mg should do well. I am not familiar with Klonapin. I mean, I have never taken it. So I don't know if you should take it when told not to.

I hope that the ambien works well for you. Make sure you take it on an empty stomach and go right to bed. My husband use to sit up too long and he talked in his sleep. Trazadone is another good med for sleep too. But I hope that the ambien works for you.

Good luck...

Hugs, Karen
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