after suffering a Severe major depression from 2007-2011 - I was on remeron 30mg and cymbalta 60mg for a few years, I can't remember when exactly I started counting beads but in a year I was down to 15mg remeron and 30mg cymbalta... I was doing very well, and continued to wean cymbalta (while staying on 15mg remeron) in the past year or 2... all summer 2016 and fall I was at about 10mg of cymbalta and still doing well, during the fall I went as low as about 4mg of cymbalta - 15 mg of remeron...although I had a lot on my plate working full time, full time single mom of two teenage girls, away a lot on the road for work or my girl's competitive sports etc.. In December 2016 I started to get really tired, low energy, low mood and a little anxiety, I freaked a bit thinking the depression was coming back but could not stop work for many reasons,,, I continued that way until February (upping cymbalta to maybe 8-10 mg)...then I saw my doctor and was off work as of Feb 14th...(up remeron to about 22.5mg) then I saw my psychiatrist on feb 23rd...and he told me to bring back cymbalta to 30mg and remeron to 30mg... which I did (being scared of the depression coming back) BUT since then - I can't sleep... I used to sleep very well... now, I fall asleep around 11h00pm and wake up at 2h00am I have a lot of energy (probably too much for 3 hours of sleep).... after a week of this I started wondering if it's not too big of a jump for me ?? too much stimulis? or maybe it's just a coincidence but it feels like it's just too much
I talked to the pharmacist who confirmed It very well might be,,, my doc is on vacation until monday, i wean down again much faster this time since it had only been a week I was back on 30 - took like 50 beads out first night then about 20 each night - I took 110 out last night (out of 275).... went back down to 15 remeron... still didn't sleep last night
I'M so scared, I was doing so well and now I have no idea what I should be doing
the other possibility could be my hormones (pre menopause maybe as I am 48) or my thyroid (hypothydoidism since 2010) but I did get my thydoid checked this morning, waiting for results in the next few days...