Why Do Antidepressants Keep Me Awake


Asked by mjh47

Why Do Antidepressants Keep Me Awake

I have fibromyalgia and have trouble sleeping. I've been put on antidepressants twice. They make my insomnia worse. Why is this?


Hello there

Well I would say it greatly depends upon the antidepressant. Some antidepressants do the opposite and make one more sleepy than not. Are you currently taking antidepressants and if so...which ones? We can give you the information we have on side effects for a particular medication.

If this is an issue for you I would definitely consult with your doctor about choosing an antidepressant which will not have this side effect.

Let us know more details and we can provide more information to you.

Thank you for your question.

Answered by Merely Me