gina j asked in HealthMental Health · 1 decade ago

sleep problem with zoloft?

anyone take zoloft and can't get to sleep? any hints?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    my doctor prescribed ambien also. talk to your doctor about ambien.

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  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Don't ever take the sleeping pills route!!

    1. They will damage your liver big time and you can get into serious health problems.

    2. You will get hooked up on them and you won't be able to have a normal life any more if you don't take your pills everyday.

    The sleeping pills industry is damaging our health by capitalizing on our ignorance, and by distracting people from effective and natural ways to deal with this problem. I had been taking prescription sleep medications [Ambien] for over 5 years. It stopped working and I simply took more. Still did not work. Nights were very difficult - medication put me to sleep but I would wake up after 2–3 hours with a strong sympathetic response (fast pulse, pounding heartbeat, wide awake alert). It was a very difficult cycle to break. I was really in bad shape due to lack of sleep.

    After years of struggling I was able to cure my insomnia naturally and pretty fast. I followed the Sleep Tracks sleep optimization program, here is their official web -site if you want to take a look: http://www.insomniacure.net

    Ohhh..and Good Luck!

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  • 1 decade ago

    All medications can have side effects. I am not on Zoloft, but still have problems with not being able to sleep. I read a book at night to help me fall asleep, and I get some great reading in.

    If books are not your thing, try a magazine or newspaper that you would enjoy looking at. Believe me, it helps and you aren't adding more medications to your list.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I too have found that taking Zoloft at night helps me sleep. I also take 300 mcg of Melatonin { otc dietary supplement} and if I am really needing sleep, I drink a cup of catnip tea.

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  • 1 decade ago

    That is one of the side effects of Zoloft, I had that problem too, but then I started taking it at night before I went to bed, and that helped me to sleep at night. it seems like if you take it in the morning or afternoon, it causes you to be unable to sleep at night, but if you take it at night, it actually helps you sleep, I don't know why, but it does.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i do take zoloft 100mg and now i think of it ya sometimes i do at night but i make my self go to sleep. speak to your dr about it and see if he can give you something to help you sleep at night. try to lie in bed and read a book or magazine with the lights dime. that way you start to feel relaxed and doze off

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  • doc_is
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    With any anti depressant or anti anxiety you will have sleeplessness at first. After a while it goes away. Your body just has to get use to it. I had the same problem, but it is gone now. Take your pill as soon as you wake up in the morning and that will help also.

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  • Samlet
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Took it, couldn't sleep, got off it and onto Paxil and then Celexa. No problems with Celexa for six years. Some Antidepressants cause insomnia - tell your doc and he will change the drug. No sleep = no fun!

    Good luck.

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  • radney
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    i'm on an same meds, and when I first all started taking them, i took them of a nighttime and had an same project, besides the undeniable fact that it eventually evened itself out somewhat. i finished up having to regulate to taking them of a morning besides, and now i sleep fantastic, ideas you, i'm on sleeping pills as well :p possibly verify with your rfile? each and every of the superb.

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