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Sleep, Toby advise?

Posted by DL on January 4, 1999, at 7:30:31

It's probably silly, but I'm scared...I upped the dose from 30 to 45mg of Remeron for the last 2 nights to see if it would decrease the terrible cravings and weight gain and perhaps raise my level of enjoyment of life. The first night I didn't really connect, but I awoke after 4 hours sleep at about 4 in the morning. Then I did sleep off and on but kept waking up and didn't feel as relaxed as I have been while sleeping. I just thought it was a normal variation or perhaps something stimulating I ate or drank. But, last night I had that same awful turned into high gear, somewhat agitated feeling, like those chemicals were just too active to let me sleep. I did not sleep. I saw the clock over and over and could not find a comfortable position. It was uncomfortable to stay still in one place. Now I'm scared because I don't think I could live without sleep again. I don't know how I got through those years.

I remember that the Remeron did not seem to give me good sleep for a few weeks after taking it. Remember I took the klonopin for a while?

Is this just coincidence? Or is the increased dose doing this? Does Remeron in higher amounts act more like the other AD's? Is it possible that this effect will wear off soon? I'm afraid to go to bed again and have no sleep. I'm also afraid to start the klonopin again. Can you give me some help here? Should I continue or stop? Should I take the klonopin? Should I take the extra Remeron in the morning?

I do know that benadryl ( antihistamine--same group as Remeron?) does help me sleep because I used it when I was desperate before. But it seems to hang with me in the morning. Would this be better to take with the Remeron for a few days?

This is similar to the way I felt anyway and that was increased by the SSRI's, Welbutrin, and Effexor.

Help! Suggestions?




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