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Re: sleeeeeeeeeeep

Posted by Elizabeth on October 27, 1999, at 22:17:56

In reply to Re: sleeeeeeeeeeep, posted by Emi-lou on October 27, 1999, at 9:33:10

> Hi. Well, now my doc has given me Zoloft to try. I am scared kinda. i really don't want to be screwing around with my already screwed up sleep.

Well, sometimes you have to screw around with something that's screwed up in order to unscrew it. (Did that make sense?)

I got insomnia from Serzone too, BTW. I was just waking up early, but when I started Serzone, I started waking up several times in the middle of the night.

A cool thing about Zoloft is it can be taken once a day - in the morning, if it interferes with your sleep, or at night, if it makes you tired.

> What does it mean that I'm more concerned about treating sleep than my Dysthemia? Maybe I'm not that depressed?

Well, dysthymia is *mild* depression, after all. And probably your poor sleep is mucking with your mood, your functioning, etc. a lot.

Sometimes people with "masked" depression (usually dysthymia) will focus on a particular symptom, such as sleep disturbance, that isn't directly related to mood but is part of the depression. If you get the sleep thing under control, maybe other parts of your life will seem more manageable.

> Basically, could I be not depressed "enough" to warrant medication??? Argh.

There's no cutoff point . If it's worth it to you, it's "enough." There is a tradeoff (side effects vs. benefits), but only you can decide whether it's worth it for you.




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