So, work with your psychiatrist ,so that you will receive the best medication regime so that you can enjoy life. He needs to know so that he can prescribe the right amount in the evening or at bedtime. But, I can sleep for a straight 1-2 hrs without waking up and without vibrating, I now dream which I never did on Zoloft.
Please be honest with him because it effects the outcome of your treatment. Keep in mind: I don’t dream every night, but when I do…
that psychiatrist did not have any info on my evaluations from my original psychiatrist and just gave me Zoloft and never really cared to find out about my conditions or listen to my updates or problems I was experiencing with the severe side effects.In fact; he said it was all in my head even though the emergency room and my general doctor could clearly see it was not just in my head!! At any rate, I have been experiencing so much trouble with Zoloft but thought it would get better and since I have never been on an ssri before I figured maybe I am just being a wimp after all my anxiety is getting a little better during the day and people say it gets worse before it gets better…her knowledge is more than I have, in as such I only often, know what I've been on, whats tried on me, all be that, a lot of medications over the years. Depression is the engine that drives anxiety so this may work in the long run but short term is a mystey... hi again ~ sounds like you have stopped the Zoloft which given it sounded like it only gave you negatives, is a good idea.You might friend her, and she'll in turn friend you. I was on celecxa for 2 years and then did Paxil gain 40 lbs and. my anxiety is so bad it makes me feel very ill at times... It also sounds from your post that you are going to see your psychiatrist so i think it would be great to get some ideas from him/her - to be as open about your fears and feelings re the meds as you are on this forum and that way you may get questions answered.it is wonderful to know I now can and it reassures me that I am going through all phases of my sleep cycle and when I do wake up, I can easily fall back to sleep which I never could do on Zoloft. I don’t have any withdraws from stopping Zoloft which is wonderful because I was extremely worried I would. However, I am now worried that Zoloft “the drug from hell” has permanently messed me up for good when it comes to my sleep since I still wake up throughout the night (not nearly as much as I did on Zoloft) but I don’t get my 8-10hrs uninterrupted sleep either.
I wonder if I will ever be myself again when it comes to my sleep of 8-10 hrs per night uninterrupted, I guess I will have to wait and see.I have been doing this for way too long and it is just getting worse. Now everything wakes me up even the sound of the light wind and even if I did sleep harder I would still wake up every few minutes with my body internally vibrating. Trying to fill up on liquids, coffee, gallon of water, fruits but still hungry. best wishes to you hopefull, :-0) Hey Pledge, Well, I went to see my pcyschiatrist yesterday and he did not like my idea of seroquel, so instead he put me on Lamictal and what I have read is it is for depression and really not for anxiety but again, I am new to all this and I could be wrong.My psychiatrist called after I finally called his nurse to tell him what is going on and he called back and told me to “STOP the Zoloft immediately”!! I was on seroquel, stopped it because of at the time, even with insurance, I found it to pricey. The paxil, tires me out, I put up with it, as I said, it curbs my anxiety. I am just really worried that I am going to be on this med for 2 weeks to find that is will do nothing for my anxiety..) We have a mental illness and we need medication to treat it, just as anyone with a medical illness.You need your medication like anyone else to be able to live a "normal" life.Expand...i myself take seroquel and have found it brilliant; smaller dose of 200mg slow release and i have not had the side effects i have read others with higher doses have experienced.