Quote from ZoloftMan:Cool. I will assist each other as we progress.
You are right, it is so hard to stay positive while waiting for the moods to finally stabilize.
Do you have problems sleeping with Zoloft? My doctor prescibed Restoril as a sleeping medicine. Of course, I had to deal with its side effects too, one of which could be depression and anxiety (an oximoron). But it beats the heck out of not sleep well.
People taking non-depressant medicine have to deal with side effects too.
Hope to hear from you again soon,
I do have insomnia. The problem is, is that i think i have an addiction problem. My psychiatrist is prescribing me Xanax and Ambien for the sleep and anxiety but i'm afraid to take it. About 5 years ago I was seriously bed riddin with depression and anxiety. I was almost like catotonic it was so bad. My body was in shock. The doctor then prescibed me Paxil and it caused insomnia but the depression lifted so much that i didnt care if I couldnt sleep. I just wanted my happy pill.
I told the doctor i was feeling better but i couldnt sleep. He prescribed me Xanax and insisted i give it a try. I was so ignorant about the medication. I had no idea how physiologically addicting it was. I started taking one too many pills and it was getting out of control. The Paxil was no longer effective and it got so bad i eventually needed to be detoxed and my psychiatrist wouldnt except me as a patient anymore. My doctor now has no idea about that incident so he prescribes the Xanax and i get it filled but i never touch it although i'm much more educated and mature now about Xanax and similar drugs then i was five years ago.
Actually i realized now, i have so much Xanax and Klonopin i could probably kill a sea of whales with it. Anyway, i do have insomnia but il trade sleep for happiness any time. I'm just waiting for the Zoloft
to kick in more and for my mood to be more stable. I realize that medication is the only hope for me. Ive tried years of therapy, exercising, job changes, girl friend changes and everything else. Nothing helped me like Paxil did 5 years ago and i screwed it up. If Zoloft
helps me now, you can be sure I wont screw it up this time.
Hope to talk to you soon