I have been suffering with insomnia for a week now. I weaned off of Zoloft this past summer. My anxiety started about 10 years ago as insomnia so, with Dr. approval I am slowly starting Zoloft again. I have a Xanax script "as needed". He said it was fine to use that until the Zoloft started working again. But it only helped me sleep like the first night... I continued to take it, adding a half dose in the middle of the night after several hours of not sleeping. Eventually I usually fall asleep around 3 or so. Up again at 6.
I have never wanted to use Xanax on a daily basis. And using it for sleep was something that really worried me. I feared it would stop working which is exactly what happen. Although I think not so much a dependence already but more my mind worried about it not working...
When I had my first bought of insomnia years ago. I was put on Lexapro and trazodone. The trazodone put me to sleep the first night and continued to help me until I was able to wean off the meds eventually. I asked for trazodone again this time. Tried it last night and it did not work.....I felt sleepy and relaxed at first then it went away and back to nothing.... Now I'm not sure if I should continue or not? Does trazodone take awhile to start working for sleep too? My Dr, said I could also continue with the Xanax. Of course all of this is very overwhelming. How I can go from NO MEDS to Zoloft, trazodone and Xanax and getting no SLEEP.
I don't know what to do next. I am also worried about Zoloft not helping this time. Or my insomnia not being anxiety at all but something more serious