So not sleeping seems to be my biggest trigger for a major depressive episode. These last few days I have had very little sleep. My doctor put me on sonata today, and well i don't see it working yet, and I have been on EVERY sleep med there is. I'm reallly afraid that if this continues I'll end up back in the Psych hospital, and honestly, my depression and has been VERY minimal lately. I'm just afraid because of my history.
What do I do? I try to do all the things they tell you, I've taken the meds, not taken the meds, so for and so on, and I just can't sleep. My mind doesn't race, usually I'm exhausted and desperate to sleep, but I just can't fall asleep. It has nothing to do with mania or anything either.
I just don't get it.
Sometimes I wonder if the sleep meds actually keep me awake?
I just don't need to become anxious over this, as that will only make things worse. I'm doing so well and just afraid I'm going to spiral quickly if I don't get good rest.
27 years old
Dx's: Depression/anxiety, Non-Epileptic Seizures, Migraines, repeat joint dislocations, suppressed immune system
14 Major surgeries
Meds: Cymbalta, Vyvanse, Valium, Trazadone, Ambien, Loratab