I have posted previously about this but things are still no better. I've been taking Citalopram now for 3 months - I started on 10mg and have been on 20mg for 2 months. I feel so much better, so much more relaxed and positive, but the only thing is I can't sleep and it's driving me mad. I don't seem to have that much trouble getting off to sleep, it's just that I can't stay asleep. I wake up about 2 or 3 in the morning and can't get back off. I started to suffer this after week 2 of taking the tablets and I was hoping now after all this time that my sleep would improve, but it hasn't.
I saw my doctor today and she says it's not the tablets causing this, and that it's me. Does anyone else suffer with this insomnia this long into taking the medication. I know it's supposed to be a side effect when first taking it, but my doctor tells me I should be sleeping ok now after 3 months. Can anyone tell me will I eventually be able to sleep properly. At the moment the only way I can get a decent nights sleep is to either have a few glasses of wine (which I know I shouldn't be doing on these tablets) or take a sleeping tablet, which I am trying to avoid doing as I don't want to become addicted to them.
I really feel the medication is helping me, but I don't think I can continue taking it if I can't get sleep.
Does anyone else have any similar experiences of this?