Our expert says:
Hello again Gesiggie !
Depression following open-heart surgery, is well recognized. It's awfully good for your heart, but not so great for your brain, though over-all well worth having. Now, as for reading about it, while i will be discused in terribly technical language in some medical textbooks, I'm not aware of any good popular books on the subject - maybe if you hunt through Amazon.com ( I always check for books, films, etc., there, as the write-ups and reviews are very helpful, then I buy them from Kalahari or Take2 for better prices ) and see what they have about heart surgery and its aftermath
Now as to the meds. Cipralex is an antidepressant, and may be useful in several ways, but it is not usually in itself sedative, and some people who take it at night find their sleep a bit fiosturbed, and are better suited by taking it in the morning. The dosage you need for depression or other reasons, you need to discuss with your psychdoc, but a higher dose will NOT hlp you to sleep better - changing thwe time at which you take it is more likely to help.
If you have noticed no improvement in the sleeping in a month on Cipralex, that doesn't surprise m as that is not its prime benefit. Discuss with your psychdoc why you are on it, and assess whether according to THOSE reasons, it has shown use in the month, or maybe a different med would suit you better
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