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Re: Marplan and insomnia (or something)

Posted by Elizabeth on December 16, 1999, at 0:01:30

In reply to Re: Marplan and insomnia (or something), posted by Adam on December 15, 1999, at 23:35:09

> I'm afraid it's the pindolol. I'm sorry I didn't mention this earlier. In my travels through the wonderful world of potential drug augmentation strategies for OCD I came across this side effect and guessed that if I wanted to stay on selegiline or switch to tranylcypromine pindolol was NOT the thing to try

What do you mean by "this side effect?" Insomnia? Can you characterize it? Did you do the dramatic day-night flip that I've done? The no-sleep-whatsoever-on-some-nights thing?

> (and anyway, it wouldn't do what I want).

What is it that you want?

> As for the munchies, I'm baffled. I thought pindolol would help prevent that, no?

No. But I don't think the pindolol is *causing* it, either. I get the impression it might be caused by the same thing that's causing the sleep disorder, because of the obvious circadian cycle my appetite is on.

> I'm essentially a notcturnal creature these days too. It was fun at first, but now it just sucks. I probably need some zolpidem as well, but I can't really have any right now.

The clinical trial thing?

> Meanwhile my roomates are thinking of hanging some garlic over my bed and spritzing me with holy water to see what would happen.

My roommate says: "hey, what a great idea!" :)




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