Lost_In_Wonderland Posted July 3, 2012 Share Posted July 3, 2012 Hello all, well I've been on Saphris for about a month now, initially 5mg at night and 5mg during the day but the 5mg during the day just caused me to fall instantly asleep again, even after a cup of coffee, and made me into a virtual zombie, so was recommended to *just* take the nighttime dose. Because of this though, my clonazepam dose was upped, from 0.5 mg nightly to 1mg during the day (I often need two throughout the day) due to extreme anxiety. I find it hits me less then the Diazepam, (10 mg) I'm used to, though. Also, my sleep pattern is weird. The Saphris knocks me out initially but night 1 I sleep 3 or 4 hours, then the next night I can usually sleep a "normal" 8. I've suffered from insomnia all my life so maybe this isn't so unusual but the nights I sleep less, the less my anxiety is where as when I'm better rested it increases rapidly. (According to my therapist, this is normal.) I've also noticed a rapid weight gain on Saphris, I've gained 6 pounds since I started taking it, and am a small person (5'0) so not used to eating much. Its also not helping with the gallstone attacks I still suffer from (although a separate medical issue, I really CANT eat a lot without getting an attack, and these meds aren't helping. Had 2 really bad ones already.) Mood wise: Better in general, but still very easy to trigger into manic/deppresive state and I hate the fact that people need to "walk on eggshells" around me, yes Im happy it seemed to stop my parents screaming as they became scared of triggering me into depression, lol, but I needed about 2 clonazepam to get through a certain situation last week (friends car broke down, leaving us stranded in a dodgy area, for 3 hours while we realized she didnt have triple A and the car needed to be towed) I'm finally seeing my PDoc today at 2, so any suggestions, especially considering the weight and insomnia issues, would be greatly appreciated (used to take Amtriptyline in London and that really helped on the sleep and depression front, but was considering suggesting Wellbutrin as I heard it could really help on the anxiety and weight front) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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