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Foggy and confused

Posted by DL on September 27, 1998, at 19:29:33

In reply to Second day on Remeron, posted by DL on September 25, 1998, at 18:16:46

Yesterday, after taking the 15 mg (I didn't call and ask the Doc since there is only emergency on call nights and weekends) and no klonopin I was a little less sedated but still shouldn't have been driving. More foggy/slow thinking compared to the heavy sedation of the previous 2 days. BUT, my sleep at night returned to the "just under" light sleep I usually have--in fact worse than usual. Now I wish I could have taken those first 2 days off from work when I was so drowsy and just slept. It would have been such a treat for me --you can't even imagine!

I made it through the mediation session Sat. but later at my counseling session the therapist said she was worried about me because of the sedation. After the session I sat in my car in the parking lot for about 2 hours--in and out of a very light sleep. I was off and on aware of the clock and noises, but was startled when the therapist woke me on her way home. She was worried about me driving and stayed with me for about 10 min until I got her to believe I was OK.

I again took the 15 mg last night but was in need of sleep so I took 1/2 the klonopin tablet also. But I still had that same "just under" non dreaming sleep. I remember seeing the clock many times during the night. Is it the Remeron that is causing this? And will I continue to have this kind of sleep? I am pretty confused and don't know whether to take the klonopin or not at this point. Should I continue to take the Remeron? What should I expect if I continue to take it? What should I be looking for to know if it is helping me or not?

Sat. I felt some of the physical tension and hyper feelings I used to have--but under the blanket of sedation. That, and sleep changes prompted me to take the small dose of klonopin. Perhaps tonight I will take the .5 klonpin and see if I sleep better. Any suggestions? You were right that the sedation decreased some, with a larger dose but the sleep did not get better. I may be going to a 2 day conference on Fri and Sat and hope by then to be alert but rested. [Yes know this is probably asking too much considering how my system reacts to drugs]

Do you think changing Docs would be a good idea? The therapist said I should consider that as an option if I feel the one I have is not helpful to me. I am just so tired of the work of life---I just want some peace--

The therapist said she thinks my problems stem more from anxiety than depression and that the depression is probably related to the anger I have pushed back inside related to physical/mental abuse from my husband--and to the stress I have at work and home daily. With the divorce almost all set and the house almost sold I will be out on my own soon--scary after 20 years, but perhaps I will find some peace somewhere--

Do you still think the Buspar is something to try? In case I do switch Docs? I need some guidance on how long to try the Remeron and what I should expect to see if it is working.

As always thank you. I wish my MD here could be available and knowledgeable enough to discuss this with me as you have done. I feel pretty low on his list of priorities. And pretty lost also. Dotty




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