Read this please...http://www.psychiatr...-sleep/page/0/1
The above chart is from the link.
Do NOT feel ashamed! However, your Doctor might want to feel ashamed after she reads the article. Fluoxetine is an SSRI and it most certainly DOES suppress REM and increase REM latency.
The above is just ONE article...google "does Fluoxetine suppress REM" and you'll find pages and pages of information.
Stand firm! Your money, your time and your life...take charge.
Thanks Ferret, for the support AND the great link.
I have a follow-up appointment in a month, for the doc to assess how effective the Ritalin is. I've decided to stop my meds and continue with the sleep diary until my next appointment.
And before everyone gets worried when I talk about stopping meds, the fluoxetine isn't an issue, I've tapered off of it before with my doctor and pharmacist's help, I'll have the pharmacist compound to the same specifications. And as for my chronic pain meds, they don't help as much as they used to anyway. They don't have any withdrawal symptoms so no worries there, and the doc believes that they could be causing the EDS. So I'm going to take a few months to get a baseline.
I'll continue with the sleep diaries and see how it all goes.