I am dealing with ocd. i was on Luvox for about 3 months when the insomnia kicked in. It helped control my ocd but I was only getting 4hrs per night. My Doctor has tryed Zoloft instead. I have been on Zoloft for 4 weeks at 200mg per day and I am still struggling with sleep, but now I think my ocd has kicked in and I am obsessing all day about sleeping so I don't think the Zoloft is working. Is there any OCD med that does not have a side effect of insomnia?
Hi, unfortunately Zoloft are known to cause insomnia, you should see your Dr about this as he may be able to switch your meds again or give you something else to help you sleep. A lot of ssri's and anti-anxiety medication in general will cause sleep deprivation, and really the only way you will know what effects each med will give you is to try them. Speak to you GP and see if they can help
I have been on Zoloft 200 mg for a couple of years now . It has helped with my depression but I have insomnia. I have not slept for four days now. Sleep meds make me have dellusions. I am also on Avinza ( Morphine ). I am not sure if the Avinza is the main reason I cannot sleep. After reading peoples answers about Zoloft it is clear that it can cause some sleeplessness. It also causes weight gain which most doctors fail to mention. I hope this helps some. Good Luck !
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