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Middle of the night awakenings why?
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Middle of the night awakenings why?

Hi - I never used to have sleep problems until a few months ago, around the time my daughter got sick and it added stress to my life because I tend to be a hypochondriac.  In order to deal with the anxiety I was prescribed a high dose SSRI and benzo.  Now my anxiety is gone, but I still wake up in the middle of the night, every night.  I've had a sleep study done for apnea and don't have that or restless leg.  What else could it be?  Side effect of the meds, depleted adrenals, other?  Please help!
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Insomnia is a side effect of SSRI medications. Discuss your symptoms with your consulting doctor he may change the dose or the medications.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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