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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2014, 08:15:04 AM »
I have seen many posts out here that say when they first started zoloft there was a period of insomnia but that it passed and they're sleeping great now. And you just up'd your dosage so that is probably causing your increased anxiety as well as sleeplessness. Did you have anxiety issues before you became pregnant? What does your doctor say about the different medications you are taking and the baby? I have laid there many a night without a wink of sleep. No doubt it's a vicious cycle,  sleeplessness and anxiety feed one another. All I do is accept my sleeplessness go through my day tired and try to get a better nights sleep the next night,  and quite often I do. Hang in there. I think when the zoloft really starts to take hold (and that could take a little time) you will feel much better and sleep better because your anxiety will be under control.
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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #11 on: July 02, 2014, 08:40:36 AM »
Had to take a xanax just now.... I have already failed as mom 100 times over and my baby is going to be drugged because I can't rationalize my thoughts

You're doing what any good mom would do, whatever it takes to have a healthy baby. If being able to rationalize the thoughts of a wayward mind was easy then there'd be no such thing as psychiatrists and therapist. Anxiety disorders are as much a physical disorder as epilepsy, or a broken leg, and no amount of thought rationalization will overcome them.

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I really can't stop thinking that I have that sporadic fatal insomnia

If you do it's taking its time bumping you off! :winking0008: As you know, that is a genetic disease related to Mad Cow Disease and is confined to members of 40 families who are all descendants of a man living in 18th century Venice and the symptoms don't begin until after the age of 40. So you don't have it, just the normal insomnia which plagues just about everyone at some time, in your case exacerbated by Zoloft, anxiety, hormonal fluctuations and currently the stress of traveling/flying and sleeping in a different bed.

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This is seem to have started when I first started the zoloft

Weren't you were taking trazodone with the Celexa before you became pregnant?

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No medicine is ever going to work for me again I don't know what to do anymore

They will work, but the Zoloft takes time and the sedating meds you're allowed to take are sometimes simply not strong enough to overcome all the things which cause insomnia.

Ordinary garden variety insomnia can be a right pain in the butt, but it won't kill you. Instead of tossing and turning after you awaken, try getting up and doing something, warm some milk and then read a book, knit, watch some awful show on TV, etc. It is better than lying in bed wide awake ruminating about being unable to sleep which just makes it worse.

Ian

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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2014, 10:12:00 AM »
Haha yes I was on celexa and trazodone for a long time
I just forgot how tough it can be to start a new med
And miss how well the trazodone used I work for me
I slept on and off from about 6:30 till about 9:45 and I did have some dreams so I guess I did sleep a bit more just wish it was all through the night
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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2014, 02:14:01 PM »
So how are you holding up?
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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #14 on: July 02, 2014, 03:34:14 PM »
I have an app that I used when I had trouble sleeping..it's free :action-smiley-065: and there is a daytime version and night time version - and...it really works.

You need to google " relax and sleep well glenn harrold"

first thing that will come up should be iTunes. Get it and give it a shot.  :yes: I've told my friends about it and they all love it!
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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2014, 04:28:14 PM »
Joe I'm okay just very groggy and tired anxiety is a little better but comes and goes
Scared to try and nap because if I don fully asleep it will make me anxious
I will try that app thank you
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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2014, 04:36:10 PM »
Glad you're ok. I was the same with the up and down when I increased my dose. It didn't last but a couple of days and I kind of leveled off. I'm sure you don't feel like being around people so it's gotta be tough being away.  Stick with the zoloft though I do think it's going to work for you - and me too. Good luck with your sleep tonight. And keep praying to God - that's always good.
Joe
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2014, 04:54:01 PM »
Thank you
I do keep praying but not sure he is listening right now
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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2014, 07:47:27 PM »
Could it be that zoloft won't work for me and that it will cause insomnia the whole time I'm on it or is this my anxiety talking?
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Re: Increasing zoloft
« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2014, 07:58:39 PM »
Could it be that zoloft won't work for me and that it will cause insomnia the whole time I'm on it or is this my anxiety talking?

It is possible that the Zoloft will keep causing insomnia, as the Celexa did. But equally, it might just be the anxiety. Only time will tell.

Ian
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NOTE: I'm not a doctor, and particularly not yours, so there may be factors I'm unaware of. Therefore all advice is of a general nature and you should consult your doctor before following any of it, especially before changing med doses.

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