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Re: What improves with sleepiness

Posted by Tony P on January 17, 2018, at 19:27:34

In reply to Re: What improves with sleepiness, posted by rjlockhart37 on November 1, 2016, at 1:05:57

I've experienced this. My anxiety and depression level often starts dropping as early as 4 PM.

I also get the opposite effect: if I stay up all night, I feel groggy the next morning, even if I slept during the day before so I'm not actually sleep-deprived. But instead of feeling pleasant I feel depressed, anxious, and have serious trouble decision-making and attending to important errands - including most unfortunately doctors' appointments! Even though I'm perfectly capable physically of doing the necessary things on short sleep, I feel emotionally stuck and powerless to act. It can then easily turn into a double-bind: trying to get ready to go out raises my anxiety, potentially to panic attack level, but avoiding makes me feel guilty and equally anxious.

My Meds
Escitalopram 20 mg
Bupropion XR 75 mg
Diazepam 5 mg tid - weaning
Propranolol 20 mg tid
Robaxin - non-prescribed; weaning
Kava - non-Rx, prn




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