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[QUOTE=maintainin;2779291]I tried Ambien a while back and it did help me sleep but left me groggy during the day.

A known side effect of some of these anti-depressants is insomnia which just boggles my mind since sleeping problems themselves can cause depression. So, how is this anti-depressant supposed to help if I cant sleep at night while I'm on it? It's like one step forward, one step back. Is there an anti-depressant out there that doesnt cause sleeping problems or has a minimal effect? Good sleep is a cornerstone of mental well-being. I think you should go back to your doc and talk about it.[/QUOTE]

This is almost exactly what I posted about on another thread. I have been taking Effexor for years and have finally realized from reading on the internet that it causes sleepiness and insomnia - two of my main problems. But antidepressants should stop these symptoms:confused: . I was recently diagnosed with sleep apnea also, but if I can't sleep, how can my Bipap help? If I stop the Effexor, will I be able to sleep or will I be more "depressed" and sleep even less?:dizzy:

And back to ZoloftMan's original post...I started taking Ambien CR just before I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. It worked pretty well at first but the last couple of weeks it hasn't. I read you can build up a tolerance and my doctor said the same. I haven't had your symptoms. I am going to quit taking it.

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