Our expert says:
As I've said so often, because our very sp[ecific personal interior chemistry is rather unique, we differ between us as to how we are best suited by different drugs. ANd another problem when, as opne needs at times, one takes more than one drug at a time, and maybe even more when one stops one and starts another, it can be hard to tell whether nuisance effects are due to an interaction between them, or the stopping of one, or the adding of the other.
Nightmares, for instance, are more often due to the stopping of some drugs, or a side-effect of some ADs, than due to sleeping meds like Stilnox.
ADs dont usually increase weight by a direct effect, but by their impact on appetite and eating patterns.
CBT can help one with insomnia, and with "switching off" when needed, and other aspects of panic, depression and anxiety.
But above all, your specialist, who has been with you for some time, and knows your story and reactions to meds in detail, is surely the best person to assess these concerns of yours and plan the best way of responding to them.
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