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I suffered a stomach bug in January that would wake me up in the night with pains and stop me from sleeping. This went on for 2-3 weeks and made me worry about my sleep. The stomach bug went but the worry about sleep continued and caused my sleep to get worse to a point where I went for 2 nights with maybe 1 hours sleep. I went to the doctors and they gave me Zopiclone sleeping pills and reffered me to CBT therapy.
The Zopiclone helped me get to sleep for 2-3 hours but then I would wake and struggle to get back to sleep. I went back to the doctors and was given Citalopram 20mg which I have been taking for 19 days now but my sleep has not improved.
I am still on the Zopiclone pills but they only get me 2-3 hours sleep. I am getting worried about being dependent on these so I am going to stop taking them and see how I sleep naturally.
I read so many different reviews, some saying that Citalopram makes sleep worse, others saying that it makes sleep better. Please can you let me know your views on this.
I know it can take 4 weeks plus to feel the effects of the Citalopram and I am going back to the doctors next week to discuss progress and possible dosage changes. I wouldn't say I'm depressed I have just become so worried about sleep, although the lack of sleep is starting to make me feel depressed. I also have had quite a few days off work due to the lack of sleep which is bothering me. I don't know if its worth me just taking 2-3 weeks off work completely to get myself better.
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