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Hi everyone, I got diagnosed with severe depression, anxiety & severe insomnia nearly 10 weeks ago.
It started with severe anxiety that led to 11 nights of no sleep, which then turned into severe low mood. I didn't get out of bed for 2 1/2 weeks.
I couldn't physically sleep or turn my brain off at night (or in the day) no matter how tired or exhausted I was which made the low mood even harder to deal with. I was suicidal.
I was put on 15mg mirtazapine at night which knocked me out but I felt spaced out & not with it all the day & after 5 weeks my gp swapped me to trazodone.
I actually felt better coming off the mirtazapine but the insomnia returned full force.
I was put on 100mg of trazodone at night for 3 weeks, then upped to 150mg for 2 weeks & it's just been upped to 200mg at night in the last 2 days.
This medication does nothing for my sleep as the doctor assured me it would & im currently having to take a 7.5mg zopliclone each night to get between 4-5 hours sleep, I know this is not a long term simulation.
My moods still unbearingly low but I can cope with the day a little better if I manage to get some sleep at night.
I ended up going to a&e a few weeks ago as I felt suicidal & they advised to go back to my gp.
I've been on 200mg of trazodone at night for the past 2 night along with the zopliclone & I feel spaced out & completely not with it in the day, I'm not sure if it's a too higher dose???
About 5 years ago I tried sertraline & citalopram & they both made me even worse so I was put on amytripyline at night to help with sleep, It helped but I had severe anxiety back then not depression.
My gp is concerned the trazodone isn't working as I'm not feeling even slightly better & next week wants to try me on fluoxetine.
Has anyone got any advice?
I work in the NHS & desperately want to get back to work, I also have a very supportive partner but still feel low, have no appetite, feel tired all the time, anxious & unmotivated.
I'm trying to go to the gym & I'm currently having private counselling each week.
Thank you x
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