Waking up at 3 am. &? Can't get back to sleep. Lots of anxiety & panic still, don't think this is the drug for me!
I know this sounds like a pain in the butt, but it might be a good idea for you to keep just one piece of paper or notebook close to you, and every day until your next doctors appointment make a notation of what your symptoms are, and how you're feeling. If you're waking up at three in the morning, put it down, if you can't go to sleep until two in the morning, put it down. That way you'll be able to see any repetitions of pattern, and that will be valuable information for your doctor. It will also help you be able to tell whether you are improving or getting worse. If you're not sure what to write about, there are mood charts you can download for free off of the Internet that track things for each day such as your depression level, anxiety level, the amount of sleep you get, etc.
6 weeks is usually long enough to know if it is going to work for you. If you do not think this is the drug for you, then it is not. You have the right to make a personal decision on if you have had enough suffering.
There are other antidepressants that address anxiety/panic that may work better for you. Talk to your doctor about your options.
Hope things get better for you soon :)
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