Well, there was improvement with the Xanax and trazodone together. But I was afraid of needing the Xanax every night when I've always only used it as needed, very seldom. Went back to my Dr. he said to take clonidine (a blood pressure med) with the trazodone in place of the Xanax. I was very reluctant to try the clonidine, he has attempted to prescribe this to me in the past for anxiety but I was too scared to try and ended up on Zoloft. The first night, no Xanax, clonidine and traz. together resulted in another sleepless night... I felt very strange, slow heart rate etc. Very calm and relaxed but no sleep. Called the next day, he said to up the Traz to 75 mg and continue with the clonidine. Saw some improvement the following nights, although still waking early and very weak, light headed etc during the day.
Up until last night, I couldn't fall asleep again.... I've been contemplating calling the dr again but am just so overwhelmed and exhausted.
I feel like trazodone just simply is not working for me this time and the clonidine relaxes my body, blood pressure and heart rate but does nothing for my mind and my ability to FALL ASLEEP. I know the Zoloft is what is supposed to be helping that . I've been up to the 50 mg dose for 2 weeks now. A month on Zoloft again all together after starting at 12.5 mg.... So tired of the back and forth. Thinking I'm getting better then having a bad night, which will spiral my worry out of control. That means Zoloft is not working. I am ok during the day (besides being weak and light headed) but VERY scared in the evenings leading up to bedtime and going to bed.
I mentioned Seroquel at my visit. He said he did not want to go that route. He thinks it's anxiety and the Zoloft will help....