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I went to the doctors cause my anxiety was causing me not to sleep. was prescribed zoloft (sertraline) but this made insomnia worse. i'm also asthmatic help?

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Might want to talk to your prescribing doctor about taking zoloft (sertraline) early in the day. It does work well for anxiety if given time.

Answered Sep 7, 2015

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Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Anti-depressants can cause sleep difficulties. Anxiety is often caused by the characteristic way we perceive. Work hard to check whether you are perceiving accurately or do you allow fear or old hurts to alter what you see and thus create an unneccessary anxiety response. The closer you become to perceivin the truth the less anxiety you will experience. Best wishes.

Answered Oct 12, 2015

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Dr. Judith Tellerman answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Your medication needs to be managed by a Psychiatrist. If you are not confident in your Dr. please see another for a 2nd opinion. Medication alone may not be enough. Please see a Clinical Psychologist with expertise in multiple types of psychotherapy to help. A complete physical exam would show if your symptoms are due to a physical illness. You may need a sleep study prescribed by a Dr.

Answered Apr 1, 2023

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