No sleep

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So went to bed lastnight, but couldnt sleep at all..obsessive thoughts going round & around my head, guess I must have droped off sometime in early morning as when I woke up my anxiety was through the roof, & obsessive thoughts started as soon as I opened my eyes..

I'm into my 3rd week on sertraline @ 50mg daily, am wondering if maybe another med might help the obsessive thoughts/anxiety..?

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    Hi know what you mean about no sleep and obsessive thought, this increases anxiety. I be just started Sertralline but decided to stop due to the awful side effects etc. try to see your GP as there are alternatives and CBT. Hope you feel better soon.
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    Hi, my advice would be give it a while longer, maybe a week or 2, I have heard it can take 4-12 weeks to work. I am on 4 weeks and 4 days and still getting anxiety. I have no trouble sleeping, but I take mine just as I'm getting in bed at night. What time do u take yours as it might be a case of changing the time u take it, if not u might need to up your dose to feel any benefit. Normally 50mg is just the starting dose and most people settle on 100mg or 150mg. It's still early days for u yet. Have u got any other med to try and calm the anxiety until the sert kicks in. I am on propranolol 40mgx3 a day to calm the physical side of panic and I also use rescue remedy when the thoughts and anxiety r bad, I def recommend rescue remedy iot has seriously helped me and also so has keeping busy ie knitting, word search , reading etc. I am 34 and just learnt to knit and it really helps when I am very panicky, pls let me know how your doing and always think positive thoughts x
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      I take mine around mid day so maybe I should take it later, I'll give it a go.

      agreed it is still early days for me, next time I see my gp I will ask about the propanolol although its getting hard to get an appointment these days!..

      Thanks for your comments & help guys.

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      Yes try different times as that might help. The first 7-10 were hazey but from then until week 3 I was having a few good days and then the anxiety returned until now, today I have been ok, I had abit of morning anxiety but once I got up for half hr to an hr I have been ok, try rescue remedy until u can get to doctors, u can get it in supermarkets or chemists and it's about £4 , u can also get a night time one if u have trouble sleeping from anxiety etc, it has got me through some anxious moments. I have been speaking to a lot of people on here and they said they have not really seen any benefits until 6 weeks or more so I'm very hopeful, but if I am not where I want to be by week 8 I will ask the doc to up me gradually 75mg, I think going to 100mg from 50mg is a bit steep and I don't want any harsh side effects like heightened anxiety, keep positive and if u ever need a chat etc I'm here x
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      Go onto utube and find a meditation for sleep and if u can play it to urself in bed it may help u to redirect ur thoughts and u will drift off more settled and easier....and hopefully by redirecting those thoughts ur anxiety will lessen 😄 hope this helps
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    I'm about to start sertraline 50 mg I really hope it works should I cont with propranolol also I have all the symptoms everyone is talking about its so scary I just want to be me again good luck everyone 
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    Thanks everyone for the advice good luck to you all one day we will all feel healthy again and be able to live life as normal fingers crossed xx

     

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    hi you must powerfull your self and not depend on sertraline just. the life so sweet if you have hope and see to tomorrow in good .
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    It's the obsessive thoughts that send me into a panic I can just b watching something and boom there you go- it's horrible! How do you stop the vicious circle of them- I've been on citalopram for a week now so hoping I see the affects soon and can beat this!!
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