Posted 16 February 2017 - 03:16 PM
Hi everyone. I am new to this site. It is full of great information, and I am so thankful to be able to read through all of the collective wisdom here.
I am just wondering . . . It seems that withdrawal insomnia is very common and for some (like myself) it is going on months on end now. I don't know if I just haven't read enough here yet, but it seems like very few people who suffered this symptom ever mention recovering from it? It would be so encouraging to read about people who had long-term nightly insomnia from AD withdrawal, but actually did recover from the insomnia. Are there people on here that have positive success with this? Have I just not read through enough success stories? It does seem that on forums, once people get better they often stop posting. I am so hoping that any lack of positive stories here is simply due to people leaving the site once they get better, not that they never get better!
Thanks for any information!
OH I so hope ppl respond to this as I'm suffering severe insomnia as well and would love to have some hope that it ends.
would also like to know if it suddenly gets better or if it follows the windows and waves pattern along with other symptoms
I've seen a *few* posts where ppl say they are feeling better but they don't mention how long the insomnia lasted.
It's been since Sept for me, and I'd give anything for one good night's sleep.
1974-2002 many psych meds, all types; longest used drugs include lithium, seroquel, SSRI's zoloft & celexa; many CT's off drugs
2002-2015 on varying doses of lexapro, as high as 40 mgs, but usually 20mgs
June 2015: tapered too fast to 2.5mgs, then to 2.5mgs every other day Dec 2015: found SA forum; holding at 2.5mgs
Early May 2016: jumped off at 2.5mgs, not smart- crashed in late Sept.
Oct 26 2016 reinstated liquid lexapro 0.05ml/day at night, dose +/- til settling on 0.15BID (0.3/day)= windows and waves
Jan 8, 2017 too quick switch to single dose in the morning, 0.3mgs (bad mistake, led to a crash)
Jan 12 added low dose zyprexa for SI, took infrequently as rescue med, last dose Feb.15
Jan 26 lexapro 0.27mg Feb 25 lexapro updose back to 0.3mg due to unrelenting severe insomnia
March 1 insomnia got worse, back down to 0.29 for one day, then 0.27, then 0.25- improving!! March 17 0.24
March 7 added low dose lamictal, titrated up to 25mgs March 25
vit D-3, Magnesium taurate 250mg, chromium, pro-biotic, biotin, valerian root, L-theanine