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Re: Xanax dosage/Insomnia

Posted by Cairo on March 08, 2006 at 13:52:35:

In Reply to: Re: Xanax dosage/Insomnia posted by fangorn on March 08, 2006 at 06:18:20:

That's a tough call. SSRIs can help with insomnia, and they can cause it. Remeron worked for me after the second night, and it still helps. It doesn't make me sleep perfectly every night and I still had to do work on my anxiety. Sounds like your doctor is targeting anxiety specifically. Personally, I'd bail out and ask to try another. Someone else I know started Lexapro and slept right away too. And make the appointment with the psychiatrist (not that they know much more about sleep than GPs- in my experience they don't).

The sleep pattern you describe is typical to many people with insomnia. You can start addressing any thinking issues right away while you wait for meds to work or for the appointment with the psychiatrist.

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