insomnia

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    Mirtazapine vs Trazodone

    Hello to all my fellow forum members! I need an advice. I use Mirtazapine for insomnia and it does wonders. I sleep 7-8 hours every single night on 15 mg of Mirtazapine after 14 months of treatment. But the hunger is permanent and unbearable and I gained a lot of weight. Now I decided that I...
  2. D

    Bad anxiety after fictional character deaths?

    So I got very involved in a series for the last few years and it became a really great way for me to escape from my every day life and gave me something pleasant to think about when my mind was racing and I was trying to relax. it was pretty much my happy place. Now, several characters have...
  3. A

    I just got meds and I'm scared and angry

    I was gonna write this long winded story about what's going on, but I ran out of energy. And I think this is something I wanna do so I decided to make it quick. I am 23yo she/her college graduating senior. I have situational depression, and panic disorder that was diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I hate...
  4. A

    is it normal to have extreme physical symptoms of stress for weeks??

    Why does it seem my flight or fight response is taking longer and longer to subside.Its lasted for almost 3 weeks now?? is that normal am I over thinking myself into panic again? Ive been having panic attacks and depression for years, I know all about the biology behind it with hormones and...
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    Why does it feel my physical symptoms of a panic wont subside?

    Why does it seem my flight or fight response is taking longer and longer to subside. Ive been having panic attacks and depression for years, I know all about the biology behind it with hormones and nervous systems. I seem to be having spells more frequently and longer lasting with very bizarre...
  6. R

    Resperidone withdrawal can't sleep

    I stopped takeing resperidone 2 mg that I had been takeing since this summer and stopped being able to sleep. Trying to sleep is really burdensome, I feel a wave of anxiety every few seconds all night and day long it doesn't stop and my mind does not stop running thoughts. It's been over a week...
  7. J

    Anxiety - Sert and Mirt

    Hello. ive been on 200mg Sertraline for 16 years which worked like a dream for GAD and depression. It suddenly stopped working and Dr has put me on 15mg Mirtzipane and increased to 30mg after 2 weeks. Would be great to hear how long it took people to feel better. It has fixed my insomnia but i...
  8. skadforlife

    At a bit of a loss here...... medication

    Hi all, It's been a very long time since I accessed this forum; maybe theres a lesson to take from that but hey ho, hindsight is a wonderful thing. Since 2012 I've been experiencing cyclic changes in my mental health - usually for periods of around 2 months of positive experiences and 1 month...
  9. OnaMay

    Anxiety and insomnia

    4 years ago I developed insomnia and then I had anxiety about sleeping. I feel like I'm losing my mind and I'll never be able to function again. Some days I can't drive if I've had no sleep. Has anyone with an anxiety disorder experienced anything like this.:low:
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    What's causing my insomnia and anxiety?

    I have had anxiety and insomnia for the last 2.5 years caused by a small period of careless behaviour and drugs. The anxiety is sometimes bad but generally easily manageable, but the insomnia persists everyday. I fall asleep easily but I always awake 2-5 times a night and I always wake up out...
  11. valleygirl

    Still feeling pretty depressed

    My psychiatrist unfortunately did not even bring up the possibility of switching to a different antidepressant when I saw him last Thursday. He increased the dose of trazadone and seroquel. And the seroquel he's only increasing temporarily, for one month and then go back down to 600 mg. I...
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    Zolpidem sleeping tablets and insomnia...

    Zolpidem hypnotics (also known as stilnoct) are very good for calming you down, working through insomnia and getting you to sleep. I take one 10mg pill twice a week before bed and it seems to do the trick, although it has made me a bit hungry into the early hours.
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    Schiz at night and sleep...

    Does anyone get voices really badly at night when they are trying to sleep? I take zolpidem sleeping tablets twice a week, they get me to sleep fairly well but on the days I do not take them it takes me a bit longer to drop off. I get bad insomnia and sometimes that combined with the voices can...
  14. K

    Im not sure if this is ocd... Help would be very much appreciated!

    Hey. Im new here. Ive struggled with some mental health issues in the past and im currently taking a low maintenance dose of prozac and latuda. Generally ive been very well except for this one thing... About every two weeks.. Sometimes three... And always in the evening between 7 and 8 pm ill...
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    My anxiety has gotten to the point of insomnia and dysfunction.

    I’ve had anxiety since I got into a traumatic accident when I was little. I broke my arm in three places. I was hospitalized and had surgery done. I suffered with panic attacks that lasted for hours. It felt I was admitted for three days but it was a whole week. After that I suffered with panic...
  16. D

    No stranger to mental illness

    Hello to everyone on this forum, by the way I am new and this is my first post. It's 5:22 AM where I live and it has been another completely sleepless night. I am a 50-year-old male and since I was 12 years old have been diagnosed with severe depression, PTSD, as well as OCD. When I was 11 years...
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    Insomniac Discussion.

    I couldn't find any other place to start this type of thread so I figured Anxiety Forums would be good. This is a thread for all the insomnia sufferers here to share your experiences and methods for treatments.. what works and what doesn't. I/we want to hear you words of wisdom or your worries...
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    Saphris withdrawal

    I had been taking 15mg of saphris for about 6 years. Last September I started a slow taper and got to 2.5 by February. I am now down to 1/8 of a 2.5 pill. I basically take a pebble. When I try to totally stop I get terrible insomnia. I can fall asleep after about two hours, but then I wake up...
  19. T

    Any advice is appreciated

    Hi all, I’ve been lurking on here for weeks and thought it’s about time I posted, especially after seeing how lovely and supportive you all are. I’m a 21 year old male who has been struggling with social anxiety and insomnia for the best part of 10 years. I work at a big company and have done...
  20. S

    Out of options

    Hi everyone. I am a 24 year old male, born, raised and currently living in Brazil and I am hoping that I can find help here. Below is some context for what I've been struggling with, I would be immensely grateful for any of you who read it. Since a young age, I’ve struggled with chronic...