Venlafaxine lack.of sleep

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Can i ask if anyone who has been on venlafaxine if they have had too add something else by the physciatrist too help with sleep. Just wondering I've got the physciatrist in 2 weeks and hoping they can give me something the go has gave me sleeping tablets but I know they won't keep giving me them . Can't not sleep 😭

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    Oh yes.  Lack of sleep.  One of my biggest issues.  I was originally just using over the counter Unisom.  Worked for a little bit. Now I must be too use to it. 

    Psych Dr yesterday told me to take one of my Klonopin that I haven’t been using because it makes me too sleepy to go to work.  (I’ve been using Xanax instead).  Yup!  Tried it last night. It did help.  Got about 6 hrs sleep which is much better than the 3-4 I was getting.  .05 Klonopin.  

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      Thanks Barbara for your reply I've screenshoted everything people are suggesting for my hospital appointment too ask the consultant. Surely they won't leave me too not sleep my body will crash xx

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    Hi Karen. I got sleeping tablets with the ven to help with sleep but didn't like to take them often as I thot the same as you - that they wouldn't keep giving me them. I know that some people try magnesium bisglyconate. Tulsi Brahmi tea is quite relaxing as well. Not sure if it's safe to take with antidepressants but Theanine is supposed to help sleep. I used to get a supplement to help my daughter sleep (it's for children as well as adults). It has Theanine and Magnesium in it.

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