Terrified of night time anxiety

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I’m just starting week eight of citalopram 20mg and I’m having to take zoplicone 7.5mg to get me through the night. The anxiety wakes me up around three am and then I can’t get back to sleep but on Monday the doctors are going to do me a weeks dose of 3.5mg of zoplicone as I’m not allowed anymore after that because of how addictive it can be. I’m terrified as I don’t know how I’m going to get through the nights and I’ve already lost a stone in the last five weeks through struggling to eat with the anxiety. I did turn a corner after my third week on the citalopram and did well but awoke with horrendous panic attacks in the seventh week and now I feel like I’m back to the beginning, I’m hoping it’s just a setback and that one day I’ll get better.

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    Hi Gemma, are you taking your Cits evening time, If you are, try switching it to morning, I had the same problem with sleeping till I switched?
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    I’ve switched the citalopram to the morning as the doctors said the they can wake us.
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    Yeh there better of ‘ kicking in’ during the day Gemma,that’s for sure!  When I’m struggling with side effects, I have my dose till I feel settled again, worth a shot?
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