Okay so I went through PPD after having my daughter 11months ago. Was put on Zoloft and it helped a lot. I was finally back to myself 100% and it was so great. I went off of it for 2 months and now recently had another episode of extreme anxiety. I mean wanting to die because my anxiety is so bad. I am now on week 2 of my Zoloft 100mg and I am getting better. One thing that is making me anxious is sleep. I fall asleep okay but i sleep so lightly that any little sound wakes me up and then I toss and turn the rest of the night. I'm just wondering does this go away!?
Different antidepressants have different effects on different people as far as sleep goes. For some people, it helps them sleep better, for others it can create or worsen or preexisting insomnia. If it worked for you before, then there is a good chance it could help again. If you're only on your second week, it may take a little more time to work fully.
For me, Zoloft didn't help with sleeping. If anything, my insomnia was a little worse, but as I mentioned, it varies from person to person. If it doesn't start to help with sleep, but helps with everything else, talk with your doctor about taking something more directed towards the sleeping issues. My doctor had suggested to me that if you aren't sleeping well enough and giving your brain and body the rest it needs, antidepressants won't work to their full potential.
Best of luck to you!
Kelseyscott; I agree with Beachgirl's answer and it may take even a week or so more and this problem could go away. Being you had this before without this problems now do you take your Zoloft in the Morning when you get up if not you want to take it that way and always try and take it about the same time each day to help build up a steady level. If your not better within the next week to 10 days ask your doctor about what you should do about the lack of sleep. It is not uncommon to take more than one. And when you start to feel better make sure you do not go off of this as soon as you did before. Many of us have done the same as you the medication makes us feel better and we think our problems are gone. Only to stop them and have to go back on them. Good luck and hope you get to feeling better soon. Feel free to let us know how you are holding up you're not alone.
I'm currently taking 50 mgs of Zoloft and have had the insomnia with restless legs. I was also prescribed 50 mgs of hydroxyzine for panic attacks(it's basically a strong Benadryl) and I find it really helpful for sleep while adjusting to the medication. I've be heard trazodone is helpful for sleep as well. For me, I was waking up at 5am with a racing mind before I started the medication so it's not that different and the benefits far out weigh the negative side effects and I haven't even reached the therapeutic doasage yet.
- Zoloft Information for Consumers
- Zoloft Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Zoloft (detailed)
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