Antidepressants and Insomnia
I have been on Zoloft for about 6 months and I feel fantastic! This is my first time on an antidepressant. I have even lost about 17 pounds because the taking the Zoloft decreases my appeptite. My only complaint is that I cannot sleep! I am sure it is the zoloft because I have ruled out everything else and the insonmia started when I started taking the Zoloft. My doctor has prescribed Trazodone and Rozerem---The Rozerem did not work and neither did the Trazodone. I have taken Melantonin, OTC sleep aids ....nothing works. I believe I do doze off when I go to bed eventually, but it does not feel like a restful sleep, and its difficult to fall asleep. I am now taking nothing except I am trying to consistently take the Melatonin to see if it will eventually help. I am going to make an appt. with my Doctor soon. I just do not want to come off of the Zoloft. I take 100mg in the early AM. Zoloft has been a miracle drug for me. I have motivation, energy, and I do not feel depressed. I am also in counseling and I exercise when I get a chance. I stick consistently to a bed time and wake-up time, except for maybe on Saturdays. I use to love to take naps also, but the Zoloft does not even allow me to nap...which is good because I am trying to sleep at night
Does anyone have any suggestions???? I need some sleep. I always feel tired and groggy in the AM and its hard for me to get out of the bed to go to work..which has caused me to be late at times.
Last edited by asanayesu; 12-20-2006 at 12:40 PM.