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I'm at about a month now back at my initial dosage of 40mg Citalopram, after decreasing and re-increasing my dosage. Needless to say, it's been full of ups and downs. I feel like my anxiety has generally gotten better, but I am still having trouble with my sleep, which is causing a lot of distress and foginess.
It started out as my sleep cycle actually seeming to be off from the dosage changes, but I also started developing a lot of anxiety surrounding sleep for myself, as it's easy to develop anxiety over just about everything when the meds aren't at their full force. This week I've at least been able to get more consistent sleep, about 4-5 hours, but I have been taking 0.25-0.5mg Xanax to help me calm my mind enough to fall asleep, and I really don't want to let myself rely on Xanax for sleep, or for anything. Last night I was at least able to calm my anxiety enough to relax, but ended up laying there for about an hour and still couldn't keep my mind from thinking about falling asleep, and eventually gave in and took 0.25mg Xanax, which helped me drift off for a few hours.
My psychiatrist prescribed me Remeron to potentially help, which I may try tonight, but I really just want to be able to sleep on my own again. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for helping your mind not fixate so much on sleep and to let it just drift off into sleep? Also, does anyone on here have experience with Remeron at all?
Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you all.
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