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Re: sleep stuff Elizabeth

Posted by CtrlAlt n Del on May 3, 2002, at 5:30:22

In reply to sleep stuff CtrlAlt n Del, posted by Elizabeth on May 2, 2002, at 23:50:13

Good mourning Elizabeth...: ) thanks for reply

> If you think it might be hypomania, you should definitely tell your pdoc that. He might be willing to raise the Neurontin more (I don't get why your doc didn't want to go above 500). He might also want to add a different mood stabilizer. (Neurontin, BTW, can be a good sleep aid and anxiolytic.)

He knows about my (mild?)hypomania episodes...
Only has prescribed neurontin for patients who suffer from pain -500mg a day ..(ukdoc)..I am his first patient to be treated with new anti-convulsants for mood disorder(rapid)--I suggested trying it. Sometimes he thinks he knows what's best , can be difficult sometimes to enlighten

> Another strategy would be to tell the doc that you're feeling so revved up that you've been craving alcohol. This is risky and may backfire on you. But if the doc is feeling sensitive and friendly that day, he may be willing to give you more Ativan, the idea being to relieve the symptoms that are making you want to drink. Make sure that the doc gets how serious you are; otherwise he's liable to blow it off. (Do you think that you ever abused benzos, BTW?)

Abuse of benzo's a no no I find them too dull but helps with irritation and 'trapped' feeling
Yesterday I took extra neurontin and felt really good , although it was a short lived initial drunk feeling- WoW!... maybe the neurontin increase is the answer.

I need to get the level right to reduce irritation that leads to craving and other problems but not too flat as to interfere with creative impulses ..unfortunately it's taking long time .

> If you still have a long-term insomnia problem after you've done away with the hypomania-or-whatever, I really do think that Ambien would be worth a try.

Thanks , I'm thinking of replacing the ativan with it..

ali ......




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