- Feb 2, 2019
Like most people I also struggled with the side effects of SSRIs, while also being aware of their positive action on my symptoms of depression and anxiety. My biggest problem was insomnia that became so bad that I had to quit sertraline. After many visits to different psychiatrists I found solutions not only for the sertraline induced chronic insomnia, but for the sexual side effects too. Both Mirtazapine and Trazodone used at lower doses than those used for depression are very effective hypnotics. For the past 15 months I slept 7-8 hours every single night while being on sertraline. Mirtazapine also helps with the SSRI induced sexual problems. I also can guarantee the same effectiveness for Trazodone. I tried both drugs and they are a very simple and accessible solution for some of the worst side effects of SSRIs.