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Re: JB, in context

Posted by jealibeanz on August 21, 2006, at 16:43:02

In reply to Re: JB, in context, posted by UgottaHaveHOPE on August 21, 2006, at 1:28:57

Alright, I'm little less frightened of Seroquel if it's only needed in a miniscule amount for insomnia.

At the moment, I wondering what issues I actually want to bring up to my doctor. I still have insomia problems, although not quite as bad as before when I was sleeping 2-3 hours a night. However, I also am now sleeping a good portion of the day, and when I'm awake I feel horribly drained of energy and want to crawl back into bed.

I'm afraid that if I tell him I'm sooo tired during the day he'll take away the Xanax (which does cause some drowsiness, but not to extreme extent that I'm currently experiencing). He may also tell me that I'm not going to be sleeping well at night if I nap during the day. While I understand this is true, I simply cannot function well enough to be anywhere near my normal level of activity during the day right now. I don't feel my insomnia is ever due to lack of need for sleep, rather, it's caused by anxiety.

At any other point in my life I'd be willing just to wait for things to get better. I've experienced these symptoms before when going through depression, eventually I do stop sleeping sooo much, but it certainly doesn't happened overnight! Right now I can't even afford to have one week when I'm at such a poorly-functional state.

I don't want to be one of those psycho hypochondiac patients they dread b/c new illnesses pop up every week or two. However, I am admitting that I am one of those psycho patients- my main problem is anxiety and it's clear that it's the central cause of all my ancillary issues.

So, I guess I'm just wondering if it does seem logical (from a doctor's point of view) for a patient to from the agitated, energetic, anxious state right to the fatigued, depressed state (while experiencing the anxiety/depression/insomnia at all times, but resulting in different physical presentations.) I don't want to have to lie to my doctor to get what I want/need, but I'm afraid of complicating things by showing up two weeks later with completely different complaints.

I'd love a stimulant right now (I like Provigil, but he's not usually one to prescibe it, so am willing to settle for Ritalin or Adderall). I'd also like a sleep med that works, to continue with my Xanax, and have an AD that I tolerate. While some of these meds basically contraindicate with each other to some degree, it's what I need. Is this too much to ask of him?




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