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Re: Lucid Dreaming, Nightmares, Poor sleep

Posted by llrrrpp on August 18, 2006, at 15:26:08

In reply to Re: Lucid Dreaming, Nightmares, Poor sleep Rani, posted by Phillipa on August 18, 2006, at 12:20:37

hi Rani
I'm on 90 mg of cymbalta (SNRI)
and i have some minor night sweating. I got the anxious ruminating in the middle of the night. It was my first symptom of depression, I think. I would wake up in the wee hours, and not be able to fall asleep again. It is terrible.

I didn't really get that much relief with the SNRI, and so now I take seroquel (25) mg at bedtime. It is very sedating (ZZZzzz) and it also takes away a lot of rumination. I think this might be because it is an "anti-psychotic" [don't be afraid!] and so it kind of puts a damper on my inner voice of criticism. My pdoc said it would augment my SNRI. I think he's right. I don't need it to sleep any more, but I tried not taking it for 4 days, just to see, and what do you know? The middle of the night anxiety came back. Sometimes I only take a half tablet if I'm really tired. I need about 7 hours of sleep after taking the seroquel. It might make me kind of hungry in the am too. Oh well. At least I can sleep through the night.

I have strange dreams too. I mentioned to pdoc, and he said that a lot of that will go away as my depression retreats, and as I get used to the meds. He's right. I still have funny dreams (last night my T was sitting in my office as I typed about him on p-babble, and we were conversing in fluent German. oh well. it was a funny dream :)

best to you-




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