Taking 25 mg of Zoloft for anxiety, it takes me half the night to get to sleep, I’ve tried melatonin and Benadryl, still wide awake, I’ve been on it for 3 weeks and I take it in the am,help!!!
I’ve been on it for 5 weeks, 37.5 mg now. My sleep is “disturbed “ & I toss and turn a bit more but I’m exhausted during the day! I have heard of people taking Zoloft also taking a prescription sleep aid. I don’t need it myself, I need to be awake during the day, but it may be worth checking into. Especially if you’re alert during the day.
Helo, the serotonergic (sorry if I mispelled this, going on three days, no sleep, except power naps. My daughter had massive seizure, doing great now, just anxiety keeping me up!) DO NOT explain relationship between the two so am doing, what I am not thrilled about, referring you to an excellent medical journal article.
If possible, look and read over as much as you can, and you can probably understand more than you will give yourself credit for, maybe not all. Call your clinician in the morning, of course, the physician is usually booked nine years ahead. So, requesting a sit-down with explanation is out of the question, most likely.
However, one of the best learned about, literal right-hands of the physician, is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, who holds his/her own license, advanced being one, very, very advanced knowledge of the body and how each system facilitates its operations/functions), and can and qualified to explain the following article from a medial journal, which, I am going to post.).
Even with my advanced education, when it comes to my medical providers, I must insist the doctor explain, in ENGLISH, the etiology or cause of the illness whether with myself, husband, daughter or other children. I do appreciate not being treated like a dummy, but still feel like one; the anatomy, physiology, treatments, license to write scripts (under my supervising doc's overseeing; he likes to call it collaboration, I call it OVERSEEING!
So, please, even if you cannot get an appointment with the APRN tomorrow, please supply a copy of the artiacle to the office, give the doc and or APRN or even PA, opportunity to look it over; you may want to add a list of questions to it. No, I can tell you I did the same to my aunt's pancreatic cancer combination progression and new treatment article. it was X4 days later, I had to be flexible, but did a conference call with the shared specialty pancreatic surgeon and ononcologist (only did pancreatic cancer), and lots of helpful tips, not even mentioned in that, being sarcastic, Nobel Article, which helped me help my aunt!
Even if there is a modest charge and able to make payments, it is worth it! If the Physician and or APRN do not have any, any brief phone or face to face time, within several days, another excellent resource is the PA, AKA, Physician Assistant.
If you are willing to be flexible, and more and more it is difficult for people to miss work because they need the money to support their families! Potentially, the APRN or PA would call you in the early evening, especially if it is a week that he or she is on-call! Patients have told me that this suggestion did not cost them, I cannot, repeat cannot, say it will not you, but that they were surprised about the extended amount of time provided to them to understand. The internet is a or can be a wonderful tool, but cannot explain the steps or etc, which the human brain still can.
The name of the medical journal is:
"GABA receptor antagonist-mediated antidepressant-like behavior is serotonin-dependent."
It can be found at Google Scholar and or Pubmed/PMC
PS: another, potential article, which may compliment, aforementioned, is found below and can also be found at the two sources named above.
"The GABAB receptor as a target for antidepressant drug action."
Lastly, please remember, that the medical providers sincerely care that the medical community wants more than anything to provide, understandable, correct education about any disorder or pathology a patient maybe challenged with along with treatments, alternatives, etc.
Extensive Web Sites, Such as "drugs.com" are the exact described, WHO CARE ABOUT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEIR READERS, SPENDING COUNTLESS HOURS, CONSULTS, PROGRAMS, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF EVERY SINGLE HUMAN'S HEALTH THEY CAN REACH! THE SITE AND STAFF, HEROES!!!
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