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Hi all,

I have been taking abilify 15mg and lexapro 10mg for several years. Due to these meds ive gained a lot of weight and feel drowzy all the time. My sleep is really good and i cud sleep for long hours. I just want to quit them so that I can come back into life and enjoy my daily routine activities. Therefore last month I decided to lower the dosage myself. I split both of my meds into half. This means now I am taking abilify 7.5mg and lexapro 5mg. When I did this I lost my sleep for a couple of days. After a week or so, my sleep returned as it was before on my original dosage. I feel alright and there's nothing wrong even after lowering the dose. Can anyone please tell me how can i further decrease my dosage. Should i again split it into another half? I wud really appreciate for ur guidance. 

Thanks

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On 4/13/2019 at 2:06 PM, Durrab said:

Hi all,

I have been taking abilify 15mg and lexapro 10mg for several years. Due to these meds ive gained a lot of weight and feel drowzy all the time. My sleep is really good and i cud sleep for long hours. I just want to quit them so that I can come back into life and enjoy my daily routine activities. Therefore last month I decided to lower the dosage myself. I split both of my meds into half. This means now I am taking abilify 7.5mg and lexapro 5mg. When I did this I lost my sleep for a couple of days. After a week or so, my sleep returned as it was before on my original dosage. I feel alright and there's nothing wrong even after lowering the dose. Can anyone please tell me how can i further decrease my dosage. Should i again split it into another half? I wud really appreciate for ur guidance. 

Thanks

Cutting the tablet in half is what i myself did. It took me a few months to get to the point where i could do that though. I think you should take your time, as there is no rush. You could tell the doctor of your progress and see what the doctor says. 

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