I just wanted to see if anyone else felt the way I did about starting Abilify, or could say if it was normal.
I had been on Risperdal, together with Lexapro daily and Xanax at night. Risperdal helped mute my anxiety, but it was very sedating, plus I lactated and God knows no one needs that as a side effect. The doc switched me out to Abilify. He warned me about the agitation side effect. I was very nervous yesterday about that, because I do not need help being agitated, but I am willing to wait it out if it truly helps.
As instructed I took 2.5 mg around 10 pm yesterday, together with Xanax. I thought I was tired, but I didn't sleep till 1:30 am or so -- I wasn't anxious, just wide awake. I had finished up a Diet Coke at 6 pm, so possibly the insomnia is not Abilify's fault, but I am not sure.
At 5:30 am, I woke up and immediately panicked about something stupid for the next two hours. (I don't even remember what it was exactly.) The rest of today has been steady nervousness and worry, but no freakouts about anything.
I'm really tired right now, but I don't want to drink any more caffeine, in order to find out whether or not Abilify is keeping me awake.
Does this sound like anyone else's experience? Will it get worse before it gets better?