... to sleep and sleep all night. Now Not sleeply and waking up all night. Just opened a new bottle and seems coincidental. Any one else have this issue? Thanks
Hi yes i had the same thing. I used to sleep great when i first started them. I actually reduced the dose by 50mg because i was still so sleepy in the day. When my sleep started getting bad again i increased back to the original dose (200mgXR) but it didn't help. I also take Amitriptyline at night and still have really bad sleep patterns : (
Unfortunately, one tends to build up a tolerance to medications used for sleep. Was it prescribed specifically for sleep? They might be able to increase the dose, but that will on temporarily solve the problem, as you'll build up a tolerance to that, as well. Insomnia can be a huge problem. I've had the exact same problem.
So what do you do? First, don't underestimate how much a problem insomnia can become when tolerance is developed to sleep meds. And it sounds like you're using Seroquel XR as a sleep medication. Try skipping the Seroquel whenever possible. Two, talk to your doctor about other options for sleep, something like Benadryl, or perhaps even a benzodiazepam, used only for sleep. DO NOT use them all together, but on different nights try a different medication to avoid tolerance build up.
Finally, try to get to the root of the problem... what is keeping you up? Racing thoughts? Pain? Is it a mystery? Talk to your doctor and perhaps get creative. My wife uses Valerian, an herbal remedy.
Again, never mix these drugs. The problem with the Seroquel XR not being efficacious is your body building up a tolerance.
Hope this helps.
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