Thank You for your answer. I have never heard of Remeron.Would You tell me more about it? Is it another SSRI? If yes, would it be good enough by itself? My doctor wanted me to start taking non-benzodiazepine as a sleeping aid along with 20 mg prozac. Ambien or Zaleplon. Zaleplon 10 mg.Is it a good idea? Or should I go back to Xanax Xr until Prozac 20mg "kicks in"? And slowly come off after?
Dr Vikas, I don't even know if my insomnia is anxiety driven. It is started 8-10 months ago, when I happened to go to bed very late and somehow my body got used to it. I managed my days with 5-6 hours of sleep and catched up on the weekend with 10-12 hours sleep . And one day I just never was able to sleep. That has been going on for 3 months. Being soooo exausthed i started to feel dizzy,lightheaded,my stomach hurted all the time,I lost weight and then panic came. These are all from not sleeping. Did I develop anxiety? Don't know if the chicken or the egg was first..
How long should I take Remeron along with Prozac? Until the increased amount Prozac start to work?
So I should not take Xanax Xr 0.25 mg anymore for sleep..or take more until I get Remeron? I dont want to introduce the sleeping med Zaleplon.Another new medicine..;(
The best of the best answers from You Dr.Vicas! Thank You so much! Sylvia
Dr.Vikas,it's Sylvia again. Would it be ok to take a natural sleeping aid called Somnapure for my insomnia? I am taking 10 mg Prozac also for comorbid anxiety.(22 days today)
Somnapure supplement facts:500mg Valerian extract
300mg Lemon Balm extract
120mg Hops extract
50mg Chamomile flower extract
50mg Passion flower extract
Should I try it first? Before I start taking Remeron 7.5 mg along with Prozac? Any interaction these herbs with Prozac? If Prozac doesn't help with insomnia would You recommend another medication which would take care of insomnia and anxiety at the same time? I don't want to take 2 different medicine.
Thank You for the answer. What do You think about Celexa or Paxil instead of Prozac?
I feel Prozac makes my insomnia worst. I am up until 2 am every night,Prozac gives me almost to much energie. And of course can't sleep. Without sedation I am not able to sleep at all. And it wasn't this bad.I had sleeping problems but not this bad...
After stop taking SSRI medication(any) and Remeron,will my sleeping be fine?Like it used to be? Concerned. Is it ever going to be fine?