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I started having sleep problems three weeks ago. I went a couple of nights with no sleep and the anxiety caused by this was immense. Any way I went to see the doctors and after no sleep for two days was in a emotional way. Doctor prescribed me sertraline. After three days I stopped taking them and changed to Citalopram 20 mg due yo the horrible side effects. I am now day 13 into the new drug and the sleep problems have intensified. I was well aware of the possible side effects and to say I got it bad is an understatement. The first week I experienced total anxiety and panic with little or no appetite. I have not been able to get to sleep without Nytol and i wake up after a few hours or have no sleep at all. The meds must of kicked in now because I don't feel any anxiety about not sleeping at the moment. Since my original problem was anxiety about not sleeping i would say this drug has helped a little but in the short term has prevented me from sleeping. A real catch 22. My question for the forum is it be better to persevere or to return to my doctors and ask to tapper off this drug and try other methods of curing my sleep anxiety and the insomnia that comes it?
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