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SSRIs versus Insomnia

Posted by tabitha on September 2, 2004, at 14:19:16

I've had the same problem with my meds for a while. SSRIs work well for my depression, but they give me insomnia. I've tried adjusting the dose downward to the point where I don't have insomnia, but then I don't get enough mood lift. So if I up the dose to where my mood is acceptable, then I have to add a sedating med for sleep. With the sedating med, I end up oversleeping. So my mood is good but I'm sleeping 10 or more hours per night. With that much sleep plus working fulltime my life gets pretty out of balance. Plus I just don't feel physically well with that combo.

So I keep ping-ponging, going for a while with undertreated depression, then going for a while with the oversleep.

I just can't see a solution. I've tried other ADs but have an even harder time with their side effects. Any ideas? Maybe I'm missing something.




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