The 1st time I was prescribed it I took 10mg, this made me feell relaxed but I couldn't switch my mind off and I was awake all night, I was then advised to increase this to 20mg and this did work, I slept really well and felt great but this only lasted for approx 2 weeks and then I found my body relaxed but my mind was awake and it kept me awake all night. I went back to the dr and he told me to take 25mg which again worked, I was sleeping really well and felt great but again this only lasted for 2 weeks, so last night I increased the dose as the dr said if 25mg didn't work then I could take an extra 10mg and increase it to 35mg, but last night I did this and I didn't get any sleep at all. I went back to the dr today and he's told me to take 50mg, does your body adjust to the medication? Will I have to increase it every 2 weeks to get a decent nights sleep?Will this keep me awake again when the dose is not high enough? I am at my witts end with not sleeping as all I want to do is go to bed at night and to sleep well. I don't know if I should just stop taking it as I never used to be so dependant on tablets to get me to sleep. Any advice is appreciated - Nikki
Kaismama is right. With this med you have to slowly work upwards in dose until you find the right amount for you. I have taken it for a number of years and had the same experience as you. When I hit 50mg then it worked very well for a long time.
I have had the dosage bumped up and down alot over the years by various doctors as one will say I need to take more of it so moves me up then the next doctor will think I shouldn't take it and has me taper down then the next thinks it is fine since it works so up I go again. I always seem to end up at 75mg and this seems to be the best dose for me.
You will find the right amount for you.
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