In 1982 I was put on Nardil 15mg and could only sleep 2 hours a night, then added Ativan 2mg and Benadryl. I had to stay in hospital until I could sleep at least 6 hrs. Now I am on EMSAM patch 9mg every other day because of insomnia and still suffer with sleeplessness. And now I don't have the positive effects of it relieving the depression/anxiety and also improving my energy and motivation. For sleep I am on Ativan 2mg and Seroquel 300mg and still struggling with sleep issues. How do you treat severe insomnia when you are on a therapuetic dose?
I am also struggling with severe insomnia, so I can definetly relate. I am currently taking Trazadone, 100mg but I started out on 50mgs. I have been on it for three years. In the beginning it helped a great deal, however it is not working for me anymore. I know sometimes when using different medications, such for anxiety, depression, etc, you have to switch, since the no longer are effective. I am making an appointment with my doctor this week, to discuss switching my trazadone to another sleep med. Please keep in contact with me as we could probably help eachother out. Best wishes, Elle
Try Xanax. You can take it with Emsam. Do not take Benedryl. It will interact badly. I also have insomnia on this medication but here's why I just don't care. I live with fibromyalgia which was unexpectedly ameliorated on this drug to the point where I feel 90-95% every single day. This drug has possibly saved my life. I have the energy to wake up at a normal time, go to work, take care of things at home, carry my groceries and laundry, and live my life like a normal human being without pain, overwhelming fatigue, cognitive problems, depression, or anxiety. It also restored my libido. If I only sleep 4 hours a night and feel incredible I will take that over sleeping 14 hours a day and never wanting to wake up again.
- Emsam Information for Consumers
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