Thinking of stopping after 9 weeks

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Hi 

I've come to a point were I'm thinking of stopping my medication due to not sleeping on cit. I'm a devastated by this as it has gotten rid of my anxiety but has made my sleep even worse! I know that most ssri's are basically the same so will probable do this to me too. After going through all the horrible side effects at the start I feel  I am really left with no other option as how long can this go on?? So upset 

thanks laura 

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    I been on cit for about 5 weeks and like you they have been brill apart from the sleep thing Iam at the docs later and I will mention my lack of sleep and hopefully will get some help il will post what doc said later if you want?
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    hi laura,i was the same,i was taking nytol to help me sleep,av been on the meds 12 weeks and just stared feeling myself again,it all takes time and everybody is differend,i thought ad never feel the same again,but am getting there,x
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    Yes Jamesy that would be great thanks! Denise that is reassuring to know, it's so hard getting up for work on no sleep. I think I just want to know if should stick it out any longer but In turn am terrified of the anxiety returning! Thanks so much for your replies guys! Am feeling abit desperate this morning xx
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    dont give up on them laura,i carnt even go to work.iv been off 11 weeks,so your doin great,wish i cud go bk but am not ready yet,give it another week or so,x
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    Well I had to take today off as just couldn't cope with the exhaustion, couldn't think straight? How is your sleep now Denise? Did the insomnia ease for you? P.s it's sounds like your doing better and better each day, well done Xx
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      yes i am thank you,i used to only have abot 3hour then ad wake up and coulnt go bk,couldnt sleep through the day,but now i sleep from abot 10 till 6,so doing ok,i do wake up some tims through the nite but i can drop bk of now,i feel worse in a morning but as day goes on i feel great,they say thats a sign am getter much better,x
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    That's sounds quite positive Denise, you defo sound like you're doing better than I am! I really don't want to go off the cit but it makes me feel like I have no other option. I will maybe try to wait it out abit longer. Was it only recently your sleep started to get better? Xx sorry for all the questions
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      dont be silly about the questions i was the same .i used to ring my mother in law all time cos she works with these meds,i thought i was going mad lol but were not,yes my sleep patten change from 2 hours a night ,then not wanting to get up now am bk to sleeping how i used to,cos wen i was a work i got up between 6 and 7,wot r u on the meds for,hope you dont mind me asking,xx
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    Thanks Denise! I started the mess because I had a few sleepless nights worrying over a a couple of major life events after these were resolved I still couldn't sleep with made me focus a lot on it. I started sleeping better and get back into a routine but then this horrendous anxiety begun so I started take 10 the 20 mg of cit for it. There were times before the med when I had a great nights sleep but woke up with this horrible anxious feeling. So since a week into taking cit my sleep started to get bad again, and it's quite different feeling with medsthanks. It's like tossing and turning with eyes closed but yet my brain won't shut off. Horrible feeling! 
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