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Major Sleep Problem-Anxiety-Depression

Hello All,

I hope you can help me out here. Ive been struggling with anxiety and depression for 3 months now. My insomnia has gotten out of control and it makes my anxiety and depression even worse! I already take sleeping medication to fall asleep and I wake up in the middle of the night tossing and turning for several hours. I know it's my anxiety going wild but it has to stop. Im so incredibly exhausted. Im also on lithium for my depression and have Ativan on hand for panic attacks. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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I suffered from major depression, andiety PTSD, insomnia... lamictal was a life changing medication for me, I take in addition to Zoloft and Xanax, but it only works as long as I take lamictal.

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What did u take for sleep?

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I have found that extended release melatonin helps me stay asleep. A lack of sleep makes everything worse.

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Thank you. Yes, lack of sleep is aweful. I wonder if I can add the melatonin to the Ambien. I don't think it'll be enough on its own.

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I do.

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I've tried magnesium for Holland and Barratt the past 2 nights, the first night I didn't sleep a wink, last night I slept, although I'm not sure if it's because I haven't slept for few nights and I was physically exhausted, I'm going to try it again tonight. To see if it's any good, seeing as my GP has no intention of giving me anything at all for my sleep or anxiety

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