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Excessive Sleeping

About 5 years ago ( I was 16)  I was diagnosed with social anxiety, depression and a bit of OCD. I was put on Zoloft at 50mg and I could see an immediate improvement but after a year I felt like I had dipped so my psychiatrist put me up to 100 mg. Again I saw an immediate improvement and was happy with life. I went through my last year of school on a high, but noticed that during stressful times I would need a little bit more sleep, about 2-3 hours, which didn't bother me. I then started university and became stressed and anxious again and I was prescribed Venlor at 75mg to just calm my anxiousness. But now I am suffering from excessive sleeping. I often go to bed at 6pm and will wake up at 6am go to the toilet and sleep again until 1-2pm. I can then get up and go eat and at around 4 have a nap until 6 and eat repeat the whole cycle. This is really taking a toll on me as I am actually becoming depressed because the amount of sleep I am having. I have exceptionally vivid dreams and will find myself wanting to go back to sleep to finish a dream.
I don't feel lethargic during the day I just want to sleep, I have zero drive to get up. I don't feel rested when I wake up and it's really starting to hinder my studies.

If anyone has any idea why this is happening or how to fix it please can you help because I really feel like reality and my dreams are merging.

Thank you
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Since this started happening after the new med was prescribed it is most likely the cause of your tiredness. I would recommend getting in to see your Dr to talk about what's going on. There are other meds to choose from can help your anxiety but not make you sleep most of the time. You also may want to talk to your Dr about lowering your dose to see if that helps.
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I also suffer from social anxiety and I'm on Effexor XR 75mg daily. You could always try that med as well.
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