Can't Sleep New Antidepressants

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I was put on a higher dose of antidepressants today and I took one at 5pm. I went to bed at 11pm and when I closed my eyes to try and sleep I went into a dream like state with flashing images going through my mind. I could move and open my eyes and get comfy but as soon as I closed my eyes again, back into dreams. They are stopping me from getting into an actual sleep. It's now 3am and I still can't get to sleep. Could this be my new antidepressants doing this? I need advice what to do, I have a 7 month old and he'll be up in 3 hours and I've still not slept😭

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    What med is it?
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    We do not know what medications you are taking although if you have taken a revised drug dose I cannot imagine that you would be suffering severe side effects.

    If you are not happy make a further appointment with your Doctor and explain what is happening to you when you go to bed

    BOB

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    Try taking your med in the morning, I was having the same problem not sleeping.
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    Hi Kayley - sorry to read of your situation. Meds for depression/anxiety are a hit and miss affair. I t takes time for the body to adjust and process. Try giving the meds a chance. If things are not much better talk to your doctor. Try not to get upset about it, things may settle yet. Also, as Ian73569 has suggested, try taking the meds at a different time of day, but every day at the same time. Best of luck to you smile

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    Are you taking anything else besides the prescirbed drug? Any herbal remedies? Could it be a reaction to something else you are taking? just thought I'd ask in case it was.

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