I have been put on diothiepin for a few days and it doesn’t help me to get a long sleep

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Hello, I have been suffering from depression and panic disorder for 17 years already. I have tried many SSRI but they don’t seem to work well . I am now on seroquel 200 mg and diazapam 15 mg (taken 5 mg in period of time in the day) My sleep pattern is bothering as I sleep at 12:30am but I will wake up at 6:30am which troubles me a lot and makes me panic and cranky. I have read all the sharings about taking diothepin and I am currently on 25mg for a few days but it doesn’t help my anxiety and sleeping. Any advice will be welcomed . 

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    I have been taking 175mg Dothiepin for many years as a drug of 'last resort...'it has worked. I am hearing that it may be discontinued which is a worry. 

    As an aside...isnt it interesting that we worry about taking antidepressant medication but if its say, a drug for the heart, or some other physical illness we just do it and accept it. Why not the same for 'head' medication??

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    Does dothiepin help your anxiety or sleep? It is still available in HK. I have a fear everytime when I am trying new meds as the side effects for some meds could be horrible . 
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    Like all anti-depressants you have to give them time to work...its a wean-on wean-off situation. Allow about 3 weeks to see how they go, otherwise you wont see the benefits.
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    Hi Again,

    I have a prosthetic valve in my heart which replaced a leaking mitral valve some time back. I see a cardiologist every year for a check-up and so far no issues from Dothiepin or anything else.

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