Mumsnet hasn't checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have medical concerns, please seek medical attention; if you think your problem could be acute, do so immediately. Even qualified doctors can't diagnose over the internet, so do bear that in mind when seeking or giving advice.
This is a Premium feature
To use this feature subscribe to Mumsnet Premium - get first access to new features see fewer ads, and support Mumsnet.Start using Mumsnet Premium
Today 15:27 Shinyshoe73
After having my first son four years ago I suffered badly with post natal anxiety - I got so worked up about sleep that I stopped sleeping which started a vicious cycle on no sleep and anxiety. I was put on fluoxetine which really helped. I came Off fluoxetine and then had the same anxiety problem eight months later. This time I was put on sertraline which again eventually helped alongside CBT.
I came off the sertraline in February and had been fine until a couple of weeks ago when the worry about sleep started to creep in which led to another bout of severe anxiety. I’ve been back and forth to the doctors. I started off on Mirtazapine but it made me extremely low in mood and I also wanted something unlinked to sleep as I know that I have no problem sleeping, it’s the anxiety and worrying about it that causes the issue! I’m now on fluoxetine (day 2) bit gave convinced myself that I’m a lost cause and will never be able to stop this horrible horrible anxiety and dread over bedtime which is making me miserable. I’ve convinced myself that I have untreatable anxiety and that I’ll never be able to look forward to anything or be happy again. Has anyone else felt the same?
@Shinyshoe73 I'm currently having sleep issues. I wasn't sure if it was anxiety causing sleep issues, or the other way round. I'm pretty sure now it's poor sleep causing anxiety, as on the (rare!) nights I do sleep well, I have no anxiety whatsoever the next day. Mind is getting a bit better if I make sure I'm in bed by 9.30. It means I barely spend time with DH though. Whose sleep are you anxious about? Is it your own, or your child's?
Please login first.