Anxiety so bad depressed and I can't sleep , just started anti depressant

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Anxiety & depression can't sleep no matter how tired I am , just started anti depressant 2 weeks ago ! I hope to get relief soon , this is awful ! I am 43 yrs old I need relief !

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    Sorry Joie, I start HRT next week on day 16, I'm hoping for relief myself. When this hit, I didn't know why? I sought counseling who tried different meds, and not one of them even thought it may be this. I did the research and figured it out for myself. I'm in my late 40's and you would think that it may have crossed their mind esp because I was never depressed in my life. It's normal to get the blahs during the winter, but I have clinical depression now

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      I hope HRT helps you. I agree with our age and all the different symptoms you would think they would suggest it but oh no they throw antidepressants at you and suggest counselling. When you come out of the doctors you think perhaps you are going mad. Like you I researched menopause myself. It's unbelievable how all the mental symptoms affect you isn't it? Xx

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      I figured it out as well my husband even researched it . I went to counseling and they told me I have a typical depression but this is more than that. Also empty nest syndrome my son left for college to add to everything else going on ! Its awful ! Thank you for your support I hope today was better for you!
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      Yep. I will keep everyone posted how or If the progesterone helps. I wish the se meds would take effect immediately, not weeks or months. I'm curious if they will have a positive effect everyday because I will only be taking them for 12 days out of the month

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    Hi,

    I know how you feel and I'm going through the same thing. I am on 40 mg of Prozac and it has helped . The symptoms are still there but more manageable ! This is so difficult but we have to hang in there. Give the antidepressant about a month to start working. I have been taking ambien for sleep and it helps . Its sad to have to rely on all of these meds but we need to get through this!

    Peggy

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      I agree I am giving this time I need to do something . I tried natural approach not much luck I also did bio identical progesterone no good for me I had to stop!

      I just need to do something I felt terrible I started the anti depressant 2weeks ago I do feel some relief but I can't sleep no matter how tired I am ! I go back to Dr in 2 weeks hoping he will have suggestions to help with sleep . I also read insomnia can happen when you first start anti depressant. The for reaching out to me ?

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      The insomnia from starting an antidepressant should only last a few days. I still have some insomnia and I've been on Prozac for quite a while.

      I usually wake up between 5-6 am and need a nap by 11 am. I am fortunate that I work from home so I have the luxury of doing so. No one ever told me that menopause would be so difficult. A friend of mine takes trazadone for sleep and is not addictive. Prayers for you!

      Peggy

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      My experience with Wellbutrin is that it is very stimulating . I find the Prozac to be very calming. The first few days on the Prozac I was very sleepy but it passed very quickly. I would definitely talk to your doctor about it. Insomnia is the worst symptom of all and makes all the other symptoms worse. Keep trying till you find the answer .
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