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Re: SLEEP--does anything work for long term

Posted by Sally on April 21, 1999, at 2:13:36

In reply to Re: SLEEP--does anything work for long term, posted by Sean on April 15, 1999, at 16:32:02

> > When my main problem is inability to stay asleep at night I always go back to Elavil. I've been on it several times over the past 10 years - by itself or with a another antidepressants. Doesn't take much, 10-25 mg at bedtime is plenty. It's especially great when starting a new antidepressant that keeps me up. I used it recently while getting used to Effexor XR; it was really keeping me up at night. After about 6 weeks of Effexor I started feeling really drowsy during the day and stopped the Elavil. Still sleeping great, feeling pretty wonderful.
> I can relate; SSRI's seem to cause insomnia, and
> for me this triggers hypomania- fun but not a
> long term solution.
> I have had luck with Elavil for both dep
> and sleep...
> Do you have to have a perscription for Elavil? I take some stuff to help me sleep but i think in the long run it makes me more irritable and depressed and I already have that problem.




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