Hi I'm new -- from Valid
I am glad to find this forum and look forward to some community as we all muddle through and feel better, that is the idea, no?
I began to stop sleeping properly some months ago, I was waking exhausted, anxious, and out of touch with my world with no interest in my work or future. Brain in a fog and physically a wreck before getting out of bed. Of course this was pretty difficult for me as I have a little OCD and OCPD (personality OCD -- got to get to the bottom of everything by deadline, it must ALL FIT and work for me), so then we got into a lot of health anxiety too, one thing after another, it has been like a traffic pile up... insomnia, anxiety, depression....
I am on my second week of Citalopram and told to up dose to 30 mg this upcoming third week. I am taking Klonopin before bed to help me sleep for more than three or four hours. It is doing that, but unfortunately not warding off the morning heebie-jeebies.
I found Trazadone a better sleep aid, but I would wak after three hours. One approach for awhile was to take either a Trazadone, or Zolpidem, or sometimes a natural thing... then after waking after the 'first sleep' take a mild benzo like Tamezapam, it would sail me through those anxious times in bed.
Psych doc didn't like this 'variety' I was indulging in, and I suppose she is well to insist I do one thing and stick with it. But the Klonopin not helping me sleep well and finding me anxious... well that is hard right now... hoping maybe tomorrow morning will be easier...
So here's a question already for anyone taking Citalopram, did your sleep EVENTUALLY get better, alone with the Citalopram?
All best, and thanks! Valid