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desperately need advice - Xanax, anxiety, insomnia

Posted by sunnydays on June 23, 2008, at 14:28:40

So, I took 1 mg Xanax for a week last week as a suggestion of my pdoc to get my sleep schedule back to normal. It didn't do all that much.

I did not take it on Thursday night and got to sleep relatively ok. Friday night, however, I was unable to get to sleep and got increasingly upset, finally falling asleep around 4 am.

Saturday night I could not fall asleep and, despite being sleepy and exhausted all day, was wide awake at night and couldn't sleep until I took a Xanax at 5am. Slept 5 hours, then had to get up to go somewhere.

Groggy and exhausted all yesterday, but then as night came, got very very anxious and was wide awake once again. Took a Xanax so could sleep well.

Today I am super super anxious - heart racing, dizzy, etc.. In addition, I'm worried about not being able to sleep again tonight. I don't want to keep taking the Xanax because I don't want to get addicted. I didn't take it two nights in a row and was relatively ok, so what's up now? I have an appt. with pdoc on Wednesday and can't get ahold of her before then (I just tried), so what do I do until Wednesday?

She also increased my Effexor XR from 150mg/day to 225 mg/day. Could that be causing the insomnia? I'm just having a difficult time and advice would be appreciated.





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