PS: Its now 2:45am here
Celexa 60mg qam, Pariet 20mg bid, Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg tid, Serax 30 mg qhs, amitriptylline 30mg qhs , Percocet prn
Post Edited (Getting there) : 2/17/2008 12:46:54 AM (GMT-7)
Hey, good morning. I am sorry your having trouble sleeping..........wondering what your doses are on some of those meds. You may be able to move up the dose on some. I am not a fan of amitritylline but prefer Pamelor (nortryptyline). I had chest pains and a racing heart from amitritylline but that was just me.
Another choice may be Vistaril (hydroxyzine) instead of the trycyclic med. I have used 100 mg of Vistaril with my Trazdone and it has worked.
These are just my own personal experiences and please remember I am not a professional.I wish you are night of rest and sleep.HugsKitt
I am sorry that you are still not sleeping. Couple of questions and you do not need to feel obligated to answer. At my lowest point with my depression and anxiety I could not sleep and had to get up at 5:30 AM for work. I could be sobbing at 3:00 AM because all I had done was toss and turn. If I did doze off I woke up when my hubby came to bed and he would be snoring in 5 minutes while I tossed and turned in anxiety.
He started sleeping in the spare bedroom which did hlep some so wondering if that may be a problem for you?
He was very supportive and understanding. Now that I have retired early from my career it is ok if I don't sleep, don't have to get up at 5:30AM. So early retirement did not cure the depression and anxiety but it took away the sleep anxiety.
Many gentle hugs to you.Kitt
Hi Getting There: I know that you are probably going to think I'm ridiculous when I ask this but.................... do you have the time or is there anyway that you could tire yourself out physically during the day? Maybe doing a little bit of exercise such as a brief aerobic workout, dancing to music or even a walk? I know that you are having issues with the shakes and getting out of bed, but if you could get moving even a little maybe it might help. Also, have you tried taking warm baths at night or reading yourself to sleep? I don't have any answers to this, but maybe between this and the meds it might take some of the edge off so you could even get a little sleep?
And if this sounds totally off the wall, I apologize. It's just a thought.
I wish you the best.
Hi Getting There. I am so glad that you were able to dance and then get some sleep. My therapist for years has been telling me to do this and I have found the few times that I have done this that it really works (as you can see, I really do need to listen to her more and follow her advice more regularly!) She has also told me to have music on in the background because it can do a lot to improve your mood. This is one that I have regularly followed and I do feel that it can make a difference.
I am so glad that it helped. I know that when we are sleep deprived it makes everything so much worse!