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Re: Marplan and insomnia (or something)

Posted by Elizabeth on December 26, 1999, at 20:19:59

In reply to Re: Marplan and insomnia (or something), posted by Scott L. Schofield on December 26, 1999, at 14:39:13


> If Ambien (generic name?) works well enough to put you to sleep, perhaps you can find something else to carry you the rest of the way through the night (trazadone, clonazepam, lorazepam). I found chloral hydrate to be hell on the stomach.


My main problem has always been staying asleep, not getting to sleep, though now with the Marplan it's both, so I know that most other drugs don't help me to stay asleep. Something I'd thought of was perhaps using Sonata (a shorter-acting Ambien-like pill) when I wake up in the middle of the night when the Ambien wears off. Suboptimal, but could be worse.

> Does the fact that you experience early-morning awakenings indicate that you suffer from typical (melancholic) unipolar depression?

Well, that is the type of depression I have, but the insomnia is chronic, whereas the depression is episodic (it remits, then comes back). So, uh, I dunno!

About your question: I don't know how to answer it! But if you'll ask several specific q's instead of one broad one, I will try to answer those. :)




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