If I'm not on a med, I can be awake up to 48 hours and just drop from exhaustion. I was last on Trazadone and it just gave me nightmares and made me tired all day. I was always wanting to nap. So doc put me TEMPORARILY on Ambien. IT'S THE ONLY THING I'VE TAKEN THAT WORKS. He says I must go back on Traz, but I refuse. I'm getting deep sleep, wake up rested and ready to take on the day. Doc says it's addictive. So what? I take one each night, and I have my life back! So what argument can I use to keep on taking Ambien?
I have had sleep problems on and off every 4-5 years. I'm going through a tough one right now. I'm in the vicious cycle of fearing going bed because I know I won't sleep. My anxiety is uncontrollable while trying to sleep. In fact my anxiety is about sleeping. I can't relax enough to go to sleep. I have been awake 3 straight nights. I take .5 Klonopin and that doesnt help either. I just need to get to sleep and the anxiety is taking over. I went to a pyschiatrist and she said I was bipolar. I am not bipolar, I don't have mania and depression. I am anxious and depressed because I can't sleep..period. I want to up the dosage of Klonopin. I am also on Zoloft to ease the anxiety. Just went to 100mg. Was on Zoloft for the good part of 9 years and went off it in May. Felt great for 6 months. Now I am worse than ever. I just don't want to be anxious and be on the verge of panic while laying in bed. Please help
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