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Sleep disorders and SSRIs

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Just a note on this...

I have recently undergone a sleep study because i was told i was doing some interesting things in my sleep... hehe. Also, I am never rested and need tons of 10 or 11 hours. Anyways, turns out I do (saw it on video!): leg movements during deep sleep. Not sure if I will be diagnosed with restless leg syndrome or not but will find out soon. It depends how much the movements are interfering with my sleep. Anyways, thought i'd bring it up cause the specialist says it is likely due to the SSRI I am taking: Paxil.

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For me, Paxil has more benefits than no Paxil. I believe I wouldn't be here today if it wasn't for the Paxil. Having said that, I am looking into getting off Paxil and onto 5-HTP and another precursor chemical. Just gotta find a company close enough to me. I'll probably have to go to the states but I'm willing to do that.

I have grinded my teeth during my sleep my entire life but docs all tell me SSRIs can make it worse and it may have done that with me.
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