Would anyone like to clarify how it is that my psychiatrist is telling me that I have depression and anxiety but yet I am totally unable to sleep without taking my Ativan and Ambien pills? I used to sleep a lot during the summer due to boredom, usually get done with work early so I would do that to kill some time in the afternoons and stay up at night for tv shows, or going out etc. Once september hit, goodbye sleep. Forget about it, not a chance. The first 4 days of going through this I didn't sleep AT ALL. I couldn't concentrate on anything, was in a serious fog and everything sounded differently, any bright lights would irritate me, and pretty much am rendered emotionless. Even lost my sex drive for the first 2 weeks. Now that I'm on Cymbalta, Ativan, and Ambien for sleeping some of these have came back to me. My appetite has returned, my stomach seems to be working with me better now, digesting food a lot better, sex drive is back, able to sleep with the medications.
My current complaints...
Still find myself to be in a complete fog, still pretty much emotionless, not acting like I normally do (feeling nervous, little jumpy, talking fast), now able to do things that I once enjoyed but still not getting any sense of happiness or enjoyment out of it.
I tried to skip a night of the Ativan and Ambien to challenge myself, telling myself that if I've been up for 18 hours I will DEFINETLY sleep without those pills. No chance, I just laid there wide eyed staring at the tv, shut the tv off for an hour and then just found myself staring at the ceiling/wall thinking about how crazy I've become.
Anyone know if depression can do this? I thought depression made you tired and sleep, and I do not wish for extreme depression, but I do wish for some sleep and relaxation though.