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Tips to help sleep: so many of us have that awful withdrawal insomnia


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Have you looked at this thread? 

 

I am not a doctor and this should not be considered medical advice. You can use the information provided in whatever way you want and all decisions on your treatment are yours. 

 

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Aug  2000 - July 2003 (ct, 4-6 wk wd) , citalopram 20 mg,  xanax prn, wellbutrin for a few months, trazodone prn 

Dec 2004 - July 2018 citalopram 20 mg, xanax prn (rarely used)

Aug 2018 - citalopram 40 mg (self titrated up)

September 2018 - January 2019 tapered citalopram - 40/30/20/10/5 no issues until a week after reaching 0

Feb 2019 0.25 xanax - 0.5/day (3 weeks) over to klonopin 0.25 once a day to manage severe wd

March 6, reinstated citalopram 2.5 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 mg for sleep 2-3 times a week

Apr 1st citalopram 2.0 mg (liquid), klonopin 0.25 once a week, 

citalopram (liquid) 4/14/19 -1.8 mg, 5/8/19 - 1.6 mg,  7/27/19 -1.5 mg,  8/15/19 - 1.35, 2/21/21 - 1.1 (smaller drops in between), 6/20/21 - 1.03 mg, 8/7/21- 1.025, 8/11/21 - 1.02, 8/15/21 - 1.015, 9/3/21 - 0.925 (fingers crossed!), 10/8/21 - 0.9, 10/18/21 - 0.875, 12/31/21 - 0.85, 1/7/22 - 0.825, 1/14/22 - 0.8, 1/22/22 - 0.785, 8/18/22 - 0.59

 

Supplements: magnesium citrate and bi-glycinate

 

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Could someone explain what is happened? I cant make sense of it.
 

Whenever i try to just lay down to relax and sleep in the day or evening, I just get this anxious feeling in the body after i while, or just when i am about to fall asleep. My head also feels more spaced out when my brain wakes up again. I dont understand it. It is really bad. It is like i lay down and wake up worse and with this scared anxious feeling in my body. 

 

I have had that before, but it went away. Dont know why it is back now, but it makes it hard to lay down because i just get this anxious restless feeling and Spaces out feeling in the head when doing it.

 

I cant relax.

June-July -21 Zyprexa 2.5-7.5 mg 

July -21 Mianserin 20 mg four days

July-Aug -21 Valium 30 mg a day, tapred, return of symptoms 

Aug-Oct -21 Oxazepam Tapred from 10 mg x 3 to zero

Dec-Jan -21/22 On and off mirtazapine 15 mg. Kindling reaction?

March 8.-19. - Zopiclone 7.5 mg to combat insomnia 

March 20 - 5 mg valium because of akathisia and panic 

April 3. - 5 mg x 2

 

 
 

 

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On 7/14/2022 at 12:11 PM, Sofa said:

Could someone explain what is happened? I cant make sense of it.
 

Whenever i try to just lay down to relax and sleep in the day or evening, I just get this anxious feeling in the body after i while, or just when i am about to fall asleep. My head also feels more spaced out when my brain wakes up again. I dont understand it. It is really bad. It is like i lay down and wake up worse and with this scared anxious feeling in my body. 

 

I have had that before, but it went away. Dont know why it is back now, but it makes it hard to lay down because i just get this anxious restless feeling and Spaces out feeling in the head when doing it.

 

I cant relax.

Hi, I’ve felt something similar I think, again something I have *never* felt before withdrawal. I’ve had insomnia before, since I was a kid on and off. But this feeling is since wd, I’ll try to describe it:

usually it’s when I haven’t slept in about 5 or 6 nights in a row. I get this extreme exhaustion but when I get in bed and try to relax deeply… I hit a strange spot in my mind, a rock hard big anxiety rock in the centre of my psyche, and a huge fear to “surrender” to relaxation, a terror of “letting go” to fall into slumber. It’s a really scary feeling, it almost feels like my subconscious telling me if I fall asleep: I die. It truly feels like my nerveous system tries to keep me awake no matter what. And then out of nowhere, no reason, it “unlocks” and I fall sleep. But I have no control over it. It feels autonomous. 
anyway I hope your insomnia got better ? Mine did a little thanks to exercise + anti histamines…

I have an agitated sleep but at least I sleep. 

April 2020: 10mg Escitalopram 

July 2020: fast tapper tried to quit. Failed. 
september 2020: Trintellix 20mg. 
october 2021: fast taper off Trintellix (1 week). 

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