Worrying experiment Zyprexa/Abilify

I just skipped my meds yesterday to see how I would sleep without them. And the result was zero sleep.

I’m on zyprexa and want to try abilify, but I hear abilify causes insomnia in many people, unless I get lucky. I hear a few people sleep normal on them. Maybe I will need a sleepmed on the side if I’m gonna try out abilify?

I used to be able to sleep when skipping a dose, but after long term use(over 10 years) it seems the drugs may have impaired my brain, and now I’m unable to sleep without zyprexa. I read on some other forum about some people who quit zyprexa, who said it could take like over a year before sleep normalizes.

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I never had sleep issues with any med except for the Latuda’s akathisia. I tried Abilify, Risperdal, Zyprexa, Latuda, Seroquel.


I am on low dose abilify and I sleep well enough though I still have some sleep disturbance like problem waking up being half asleep etc


I take 15mg of Abilify, and I have yet to have an issue with sleep (knock on wood).

Used to take it in the mornings, but now take it at night along with 50mg of Zoloft and I sleep alright.

Best of luck :sunflower:


I believe you had withdrawal symptoms. But if you get off it slowly you will probably be fine.