Increasing dose..insomnia, increased anxiety

Posted , 4 users are following.

This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Start a new discussion

How long before the insomnia and increased anxiety settles & do you feel better on the increased dose?

1 like, 12 replies

Report

12 Replies

  • Posted

    Every person's body reacts differently. Different side effects and different reaction times. My anxiety was made better within a few months. But, my insomnia did not go away. I ended up with a prescription sleeping pill for that.

    Report
  • Posted

    Ive bin on lowest dose for 5weeks and ive got increased anxiety and anxiousness i upped my dose once and end up having a panic attack i cant deal with meds ive bin on 6 different ones in 9 months its driving me insane
    Report
    • Posted

      My opinion is that these drugs are really useless. And that the only real effect is a placebo effect. I have tried so many, but am off of them all now and feel no better or worse than before taking them.
      Report
    • Posted

      I started off on 5 mg and worked my way to 10mg which I've been on for a year and I've done okay but not 100%. I've been trying to go up to 15mg but of course my anxiety increases and I wake every hour

      Report
  • Posted

    This is my 7th day on 40mg. I was on 20mg for about 3 months went to 30 for a week now I'm on 40. The first few days of 40 were horrendous!! I feel abit better now.. the anxiety is still there but not as bad. My mood is ok. I feel quite tired and am sleeping ok on and off. I will kelp going!

    Feeling generally more positive.

    Report
    • Posted

      Could you tell any difference with the 20mg? Did it help? Did you have any side effects when you went from 20 to 30?
      Report
    • Posted

      My mood was slightly improved on 20 but it didn't do much for my anxiety. I didn't have any side effects from 20 to 30. I felt slightly better but my dr wanted me to go up to 40.

      Like I said the first few days were horrible. Maybe if I didn't up to 40 that quick and gave the 30 a chance to settle it would have been easier I don't know. I kept thinking.. tomorrow I'm going back down to 30.. but I made myself give it a week at least on 40.. and I'm glad I have.

      I have had 2 decent days in a row. Still a long way to go but I feel hopeful now instead of hopeless like I have been feeling the last few months.

      Can I ask what dose you are on? How long have you been on it?

      Report
    • Posted

      I've been on 10 mg the last year and I've known unneeded to increase to 20 but I've felt like 75% better. I'm not trying to get to 15 mg but the side effects are killing me. I'm super sensitive to medication.

      Report
    • Posted

      It's so hard! When I was first on the 40 I felt like I was losing it!! It was not good. But I am glad I pushed through. Still have a way to go but my mood is so much better and the anxiety is not unbearable like it was. Still a long way from where I wanna be but getting there slowly.

      Report
    • Posted

      Sorry I'm in NC so I typed that other message super early this morning and made a lot of typos. I have OCD and anxiety and maybe depression, who knows?! I get intrusive thoughts and when I up the meds my anxiety goes crazy and makes my mind race. I then get scared and back off the dosage. It's awful I need to just push through. I've been taking like 12.5 for a few months and I'm starting 15mg now. I have tablets so I cut them. I've had my menstrual cycle so the last few days have been bad. I'm glad you are feeling better.

      Report
    • Posted

      Also did it affect your sleep at all when you increased? I wake up at like 1:30-2am and can't go back to sleep when I take 15mg.

      Report
    • Posted

      All good 😊

      Yep you just need to keep taking the increased dose and know that everyday is closer to feeling better. When I went to 40 I was having horrible thoughts.. I felt like I couldn't go on and I just was SO anxious! It was bad. I didn't even want to put the tablets in my mouth.

      Keep going on the 15. It's hard to know what to do and so tempting to go back down when you are feeling crappy but stick it out.

      It has affected my sleep. I go to sleep ok but wake up around 4am and am very restless til it's time to get up. I had that when I started on the 20mg but it went away and I know it will again.

      Where is NC? I'm in Australia so I'm off to sleep 😴 x

      Report

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion

Report as inappropriate

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up