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Re: tricyclics for sleep

Posted by Bruce on April 23, 1999, at 15:41:20

In reply to Re: tricyclics for sleep, posted by saintjames on April 23, 1999, at 11:55:30

> > I think doxepin is probably as sedating as Elavil without having as many other side effects.
> James here....
> By far doxepin is the most sedating TCA.
> For sleep start with 25 mgs. The first few days will be groggy but this generally passes. Increase dose as needed to give restful sleep.
> The question you need to answer is "do you feel rested thruout the day" If the answer is no then the amount and/or quality of sleep needs to change.

Trazodone, 150mg plus 25mg Benydryl have helped me sleep for the past 8 years. Occaissionally I up the trazodone to 200 mg during stressful periods and then go back to 150.
That amount is not a full anti-depressant dose, but it works for sleeping. I recently tried Effexor SR in the morning for the depression but got pretty buzzed on it. Going to 200mg of trazodone overcame any possible insomnia from the Effexor.
Unfortunately I had to give up the Effexor, couldn't handle the side-effects and I'm now on Buspar trying to handle anxiety. By the way if you've had experience with Buspar, please let me know. How long does it take to effectively control anxiety.




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