I'm a guy, so can't speak to personal experience, but what I do know is that if your problem is hormonal and you know it, then why are you getting yourself onto long-term antidepressant and benzo regimes that don't at all address hormonal problems? If it were me, and it's not, I'd skip the mental illness drugs and go directly to the hormonal issue without passing go -- always better to solve a problem you know the cause of than to get onto these very difficult meds for mental illness. Most of us have no idea why we have anxiety, but you do. Doctors are very quick to cover up symptoms and not address causes because they don't believe the "anecdotal information" about how difficult these meds can be, but if I didn't have to take them I sure wouldn't.
I definitely understand what your saying, and I am hoping/thinking that is what the new birth control regimen is for, in hopes to get the hormones back on track. We dont know for certain that is what it is, but we did rule out sugar levels, and thyroid, and seeing how the only other time I have ever had these issues happened after childbirth (which was definitely hormonal issues at that point) then I guess that is why this was her next guess. Hoping that as soon as the new birth control starts kicking in for sure maybe that will cure the problem then I can wean off the zoloft, but in the mean time I am still waiting for anything to kick in be it birth control, zoloft, etc. This anxiety *****!
I can only relate to the insomnia in your situation. I don't have kids and I can't be on birth control because the side affects are unbearable. I have had depression for 15 years , within the last year I started to have insomnia and that's what took me over the edge. When I suffered from insomnia I stopped eating as we'll and it increased my anxiety because I was so scared. Like Paxiled said I think in your case it's hormonal and maybe Mirena related. When you say "doc" are you referring to obgyn or psych??
I feel your pain with the insomnia. Anxiety paired with insomnia has to be the worst feeling in the world. Have you found anything to help with the insomnia? I was prescribed a few different items but found that both made me feel like a zombie the next day which I hated. The last week I have tried melatonin and it seems to work pretty well. The Doc I mentioned is my Primary Care physician. I did see a Psych this last week but was already prescribed the meds by the PCP, so we just discussed cognitive behavior techniques, etc. I hope you are feeling better.