I have worked the night shift for 20+ years, I know have a hard time falling asleep, my doctor put me on zolpidem 10mg it worked great for a few years. Then I started having panic attacks ( they came out of no where ). My sleep patter got worse so I starting taking 20mg of zolpidem and it worked wonders.The doctor put me on Zoloft which partially worked, so doctor added clonazepam .5mg 3 times a day but took me off zoplpidem and put me on amitriptyline(I have to take 300mg of it and it still takes 2-3hr after I take it took get to sleep). It seems like the doctor wants to provide with stuff that helps for depression. I lost my job due to my panic attacks, since then I have enjoyed the more time I get with my family and I am extremely less stress and I am very happy. I need 2 problems fixed(panic attacks and sleep). My panic attacks are tremendously better since I got on clonazepam and Zoloft, I just now need something to help me sleep because amitriptylineI 300mg is not working. please someone help me sleep. Once I get to sleep im good I just need something that will make me tired.
Morning for one keep taking the medications the reason your feeling so much better is the medications keeping the panic attacks in check sadly they just don't go away.As far as sleep you should check back with your doctor if the amitriptylline is not helping and tell him or her just what you have said here. There are several different medications that well help so you have options. Just remember your feeling better because of the medications so don't think you don't need them anymore too many people go off of them and then its hard to get regulated again even if the doctor tries the same medications.
Trust me I have been there.But i really think the answer for sleep is in the doctors hands. Have a great day.
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