I feel like I am losing my mind Help
Hi, I am a 58 year old named Kasey and I am going bonkers. I am anxious, depressed and I can't sleep Hows that for starters, huh? The doctor put me on Lexapro and I had a real bad reaction to it. I have some problems with meds, they really whammy me at times, like if I take benadryl it wires me up instead of making me sleepy. Anyway, she then prescribed Trazodone, 100 mg. start with 1/2 pill at bedtime and increase to 1 pill at bed. At first, it helped the sleep problem, I got super drowsy, almost dizzy about an hour after I took it and got about 4 or 5 hours or so of sleep for about 2 weeks. Now the last 3 nights having alot of trouble falling asleep, then last night I finally fell asleep about midnight and woke up at 2 am for the day. I feel so lousy and I am so tired of not sleeping. Should I up my dose? I take magnessium supplements as well as a multi vitamin around lunchtime every day. Could the magnessium cause a problem with the Trazadone? I have an old prescription of Ambien in the house. I almost took one of those last night but was too scared of the consequences. One my friends in desperation 2 nights ago took too many of her prescribed sleeping pills, cause they were not helping. She is in the hospital as she overdosed. She was not trying to kill herself, just get some sleep. I don't want to get to that point. Can eating things like ice cream or peanuts or pretzels cause you to lose sleep? I tend to snack alot in the evening. My husband thinks that is making me have trouble falling asleep. I have the jitters real bad and cold sweats. My doctor is only available once a week and it is so hard to cope sometimes. MY insurance only allows 12 visits a year anyway. Thanks to all you nice folks who took the time to read this, and could someone please send me a few words. I am ready to quit my job, which stresses me to the max. Maybe I would get some sleep before the bill collectors started driving me even crazier, huh?