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Re: Idiopathetic Hypersomnia Major Depression Mitch

Posted by whiteau on September 29, 2001, at 10:29:59

In reply to Re: Idiopathetic Hypersomnia Major Depression, posted by Mitch on September 28, 2001, at 23:51:54

The depression is not to bad but the chronic sleepiness, after 14 hours sleep at night plus naps, is really getting old. Stimulants are out due to passed abuse, I have been through the TCA's. Any helpful suggestion would be appreciated. Thanks
> Just a few questions to help clarify:
> 1) Is there a seasonal or cyclical nature to the depressions?
> 2) Have you ever had a "sleep study" done to rule out "sleep apnea" as a cause of your excessive daytime drowsiness?
> 3) Have you tried reducing the Zoloft (it can cause sleepiness in some people), while keeping the Wellbutrin in place?

Hi Mitch
Thank you for your response. In answer to your questions; there does not seem to be any seasonal or cyclical component to the depression. A sleep study and cutting back on the Zoloft are very good suggestions, I will follow up and let you know. I do appreciate your help.




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