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Re: Idiopathetic Hypersomnia Major Depression

Posted by galtin on September 29, 2001, at 23:37:25

In reply to Idiopathetic Hypersomnia Major Depression, posted by whiteau on September 28, 2001, at 18:21:50

> I am new to the site and very pleased to be here. I am 57 years old and was first diagnosed with major depression in 1962 while in college (back when Elival and Niagara Falls were both brand new). Here is my question - 4 years ago I started Prozac 30mg/day and the medication worked just fine for about 2 years. The past two years I have had "sleeping sickness". I assumed it was Prozac "poop out"; for the past 3 months I have been on Wellbutrin 300mg and Zoloft 150mg with no result. 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

whiteau- I am struck by your problem, perhaps because my struggle has usually been to STAY asleep. If your hypersleep coincided with the medication change you could try upping the Wellbutrin and exchanging the Zoloft for Prozac or Effexor.

If it is not the meds, it may be an independent sleep disorder. Some folks develop variations of narcolepsy in their 40s and 50s. Anyway,a couple nights at a sleep clinic might yield valuable info. Best of luck.




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