Originally Posted by charity57
how long does insomnia last in abilify
If you are new to Abilify, I'd give it a few days to a week, then call it quits or reduced amount, play around when you take it. Instead of taking it a night, take at daytime.
I have had this experience with Zyprexa and it was just awful, nearly destroyed my life. The correct terminology is akathisia - restlessness. All antipsychotics have the potential to cause akathisia.
It is not worth putting up with cause it often doesn't go away. You keep hoping that it will but in most cases insomnia with hang around.
Do talk to you pdoc, they can change you to another one - there are plenty in the one class of drugs.
Not getting enough sleep is not a good thing if you are bipolar. I wouldn't sit on it for too long