Losing sleep again

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Anyone else start feeling better and getting rested sleep (sleeping more then a few hours at a time) suddenly start back with night wakes again? I went back to work this week after being off for 2 weeks and finally was getting some sleep. I use calming tea and mindful relaxation to help me fall asleep. However thr last 2 nights I am feeling like either I am not ready to be back to work at 100% or maybe reevaluate my dosage. I am taking 20 mg in the morning. Wondering if taking at night would make a difference. Anyone got any experience with this?

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    Hi Robin.

    I did find taking them at night helped me sleep a bit better however I did have to take to other medication most nights which helped me sleep, only problem was that I took it quite often that my body got too use to them. Maybe ask your gp for advice

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    Hi Robin

    How long have you been taking the 20mg for?

    You are doing really well returning to work after just two weeks. Did you speak with your gp before returning? The cit can take quite a while to settle down and become effective.

    Wishing you a better tomorrow

    Lorraine

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      Hi Robin

      It's really not long enough for the 20mg to work and be of benefit to you. I have now been on 20mg for just over three weeks prior to this was on 10mg for five weeks. I have only just started to feel better and due to return to work next wed. Really think you have not given yourself enough time to heal. Please try and get an appointment with your gp. Would love to hear how you get on as know how difficult things must be for you.

      Take care

      Lorraine

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      Thanks Lorraine, I am going to call my gp and get in to see him for sure. Had a major melt down on my way in to work today. My son is going away for the weekend with his Father and I started having all these terrible thoughts the "what ifs" I call them. What if something happens to him while he is away etc...I know its out of my control really and that his Father will keep him safe.. but the thoughts still come. 
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      So glad your going to the doc. Please let me know how your doing. Remember you will get better but it's too soon on two weeks of cit. Take care remember to try and eat and drink plenty of fluids xxx
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    Hi Robin!

    This is very much like me, granted my sleeping has been on and off. But this week after starting back to work on monday it has been terrible. I think it could be a mixture of the meds and the anxiety of starting back to work and having to get up for a certain time and be productive.

    Ive considered it being my dose aswell, im on 20 mg but that has been really good for my general anxiety. I think the whole being pack to work has threw you abit and once you get back into a routine and become abit more settled it will ease.

    At least thats what im hoping for myself! xxx

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      Laura, I sure hope you are right that it is just the stress of going back to work I just want to be "normal" again.. ME again! I called EAP (Employee Assistance Program) here at work and will be speaking with a councellor later this afternoon.  

       Hugs! Robin

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      You will be! Especially if you were sleeping well last week which means you're fully capable! Put it down to a bad week because of extra stress. We will get there. You will be you again. Nothing good comes easy, remember xx
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    Also robin, i didn't realise you have only been on cit for 2 weeks! Its week 7 for me and im only jusy subtly starting to feel the benefits! Plus the sleep thing is a very common sidw effect. I am a teacherso tthankfully 2 months off in the summer to recover, and i needed every single one of those days. You need more time off work for sure xx
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