I'm extremely frustrated. It takes me about two hours to fall asleep nearly every night. I do have anxiety and depression and take meds for these, but still cannot fall asleep within a normal time frame. I even tried Ambien and it didn't help. I have tried nearly everything over the counter and I'm really starting to feel hopeless and it makes me incredibly cranky at work. And more depressed. I will talk to my doctor as well but what are some of your suggestions? (I take Wellbutrin-300mg/day, and Klonopin, 2 to 3mg/day. The Klonopin used to help me sleep but I think I may have built up an immunity to it. I don't know. I am just very, very frustrated and would like your advice, if you can even help with this.
There are other meds that can help you sleep such as Trazadone. You will need to speak to your doctor and re explain the problem. Trazodone is an antidperessant that you can take with the Wellbutrin which is very helpful with insomnia.
What else have you tried? How long has this been an issue for you, or rather again since you had some success with the klonipin for awhile(tolerance can be such a bear.) None of the otc meds/supplements have worked at all or partially: Melatonin, otc sleeping pills, or what about valarian root(I love my sleeptime tea with valarian added)? Trazadone is a really good options for some, for me it worked like Ambien, I would sleep walk and do household chores, it was scary but may be the ticket to restful sleep for you. Have you had a sleep study done yet, if it's sleep ampnea then it's more about breathing then medication. The study is done in one night, I was able to bring the machine home with me but some have you go to a lab overnight. If that's what it is(you may already know this) then your not getting restful sleep because your breathing or rather breaks in breathing interferes with getting quality sleep.
With spleep apnea, you need to wear a mask to bed and it relulates your breathing so you can finally get some real sleep and your waking hours will be much better.
Wellbutrin can add to the insomnia if your on the extended release form. As others have mentioned Trazadone is good for insomnia. I think Doxipin is much better it"s an anti-depressant but has very effective sedating action. Speak with your Dr. about it. Best of wishes to you in finding relief.
I agree with Laurie and Packard on the trazodone as it helps with sleep, depression and anxiety. Also doxepin is a good antidepressant with sedative effects. Also as kova mentioned the valerian root also promotes sleep.
Best of luck to you,
P.s there is an interaction with taking trazodone and wellbutrin together as it can cause seizures so please talk with your doctor about the pros and cons.
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