Hello, everyone! It’s me, OcelotKitty. I’ve been gone for a while. I’ve been OK. I stopped taking Invega Sustenna due to horrible side effects and started taking Caplyta instead. Caplyta didn’t work at all, so I cycled through a few other meds before landing back on Vraylar.
I took Vraylar in the past. I don’t really want to get into that story of why I stopped it back then. But anyway, I’m taking 4.5mg of Vraylar and I have pretty bad insomnia on it.
It takes about an hour for me to fall asleep, I toss and turn, and then I wake up super early. Sometimes 3am, sometimes 5am, sometimes 7am. And then I can’t go back to sleep. I just have to get up and get ready for the day.
This is mostly a problem for my husband because I wake him up and if I get ready for the day, all the noise and light disturbs his sleep even more. It’s a problem for me, too, if I get sleepy while driving during the day. For the most part, though, I don’t feel very tired during the day.
I like not feeling tired. When I was on Invega, I was constantly exhausted. Now, I feel full of energy but not manic energy.
Does anyone have advice? I just need to be able to sleep through the night. I already take a 10mg melatonin and 1 benadryl before bed.