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Re: Marplan and insomnia (or something)

Posted by Adam on December 16, 1999, at 0:57:12

In reply to Re: Marplan and insomnia (or something), posted by Elizabeth on December 16, 1999, at 0:01:30

> 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?
I'm sorry for the misunderstanding. I've found some issues with OCD to be troublesome while on selegiline. I've tried to find any way I could to augment selegiline in an efficacious way without sending my doctors into fits. Just literature searches. No personal experience with the drug. What I found were, among other things, risk of sleep disturbances and lack of efficacy as an augmentation strategy for OCD.

> > 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.

Oh. I thought I read someplace that pindolol could help with appetite, something about 5-HT1A agonists causing hyperphagia or something. Maybe I'm wrong.

> > 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?

Yup. I'm thinking of starting a seriously strenuous exercise regimen. I used to swim, run, and play soccer competatively. I never slept better (without meds, of course). I don't know what else to do.

> > 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!" :)

Should I ask someone if they're on Prozac before I bite 'em in the neck?




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