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I have been depressed probably since early childhood but did not have treatment until I was in my forties. I slept well until emmigrating to canada 30 years ago when the insomnia began. I have been taking zoloft for for 9 months.
For a long time I was waking in the night and couldn't get back to sleep. Due to anxiety I ended up not sleeping atall for 3 days and nights, was admitted to hospital, did o.k. on amytrypteline for many years. Always groggy, weight gain, decided to try something else.
I have to say that I don't think I now what "normal" feels like! I'm either managing o.k. or struggling badly. Over the last 9 months with the adjusting of medications I have had some serious episodes of struggling and am generally not able to be sociable or get stuck into my work easily, but am managing reasonably too.
Thank you for these suggestions. I will certainly consider each one. My doctor has said my only choices are ativan or trazedone so this is very helpful. Tonight I have to go cold turkey quitting trazadone. Will this be o.k? Would melatonin help tonight?
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX It is a relief to know there are options.
Before checking out, how do I get back to you if necessary? Will I have to register again? Thank you so much. Elly.
I think I checked out before you could answer the last question, but thank you anyway! Elly