So, I went to my pdoc today, who wants to get me started on an ultra-low dose of Zoloft and titrate me up very slowly, since I've had funky reactions to SSRIs (You know, those side effects the first little while).
My main issue my entire life has been anxiety, and then insomnia resulting from anxiety.
I took Xanax for a year, and it helped, until it stopped working. Then, when getting off, I had rebound insomnia for a month. Then I went on Seroquel to deal with that, and it was great for 5 months, but then that caused REALLY bad rebound insomnia lasting 6 months. Now in month 7 off Seroquel, and my sleep still sucks donkey walnuts. Meaning, while it wasn't awesome before, it is now way worse & never returned to baseline.
This last week I went back on Xanax. (As an aside, I have tried nearly EVERY sleep aid, natural, not natural, and the benzos & Seroquel were the only thing that worked without causing next day anxiety & depression, and I don't drink & I have good sleep HYGIENE).
When I went to the doc today, he suggested I stay on the Xanax, since that is helping me sleep really well, and in a week, start a very, very small dose (half the normal starting dose) of Zoloft. (When I took it in my early 20s, it made me sleepy). When the side effects of the Zoloft are over, then I am to titrate off the Xanax. Lord knows how that will go, but I will only have been on Xanax again for a month, at that point.
Anyone with insomnia and anxiety take Zoloft with good results that they can share with me? Or any results?