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Long term sleep help

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evenhasawatermark Tue 05-Apr-16 09:18:15

I take antidepressants and mood stabilisers for BPD but really struggle to sleep still. This really affects my mood, weight and obviously energy levels.
I'm averaging 2-3 hours a night at most.
I'm back to see my GP next week and was wondering if it is at all likely that they would prescribe something to help me sleep long term rather than a few days worth of zopiclone.
Does anyone have any experience of this at all?

Eminybob Tue 05-Apr-16 09:31:37

I was prescribed amytryptaline (sp?) for insomnia. It did seem to help.

dangermouseisace Tue 05-Apr-16 09:55:41

I'm on mirtazapine at night which helps a lot. I don't have bipolar but was only getting an hour's actual sleep a night before

jaffodil Tue 05-Apr-16 14:12:15

Borderline or bipolar? I am on quetiapine as a mood stabiliser and find that 300mg at night knocks me out.

captaincake Tue 05-Apr-16 15:48:16

I'm on a low dose of amitriptyline for sleep.

evenhasawatermark Tue 12-Apr-16 22:16:53

Borderline, I can't handle mirtazapine - the weight gain was dreadful for me.
I've started having episodes of psychosis now though so I am going to be seeing a psychiatrist specifically to sort my meds soon. Hoping that it will help-very fed up of being me at the moment.

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 15-Apr-16 20:58:19

Have you tried dosulepin? Really helped with my sleep.

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