I take .5mg Klonopin to keep panic attacks away in the morning then 10mg ambien for insomnia at night. Sometimes I am awaken out of a dead sleep having a panic attack (like stroke symptoms). Is there any techniques or medication that should be changed or add?
Sorry to hear you are experiencing this. One thing that has really helped me is 100 mg of time released 5-HTP. It is available on line without a prescription. It has a near immediate effect in terms of producing drowsiness, but like an anti-depressant its effectiveness is more pronounced over time. So try one before going to bed and give it 4 or more weeks to develop its full effect. If that doesn't work you can always try doubling the dosage to 200 mg. It's important that you find a time released formula.
Take care for now and all the best.
5-HTP Warns not to use it with anti-depressants. I am not sure if the same is true with anxiety medicine combined with it.
I take trazodone for sleep. I rarely wake up. But I have always and still do have vivid dreams. A lot of them are scary even if nothing particularly upsetting to me is going on in my daily routine. I don’t hardly ever have anxiety attacks anymore. But that may be do to Effexor but I did use to have to take a panic attack med at the same time in the past and now I do not. I am also trying to get off Effexor. I would like to have a baby. But I am on the strongest dose they give and cutting back once I was fine and now this next amount I am suffering some uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
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