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Re:Doxepin fachad

Posted by Chloe on June 13, 2002, at 20:46:27

In reply to Re: Speculation on Blenderized Rat Brains Chloe, posted by fachad on June 13, 2002, at 19:10:41

Your post was most helpful...
I was only on 20 of ami, and have been taking ten for the last 3 days. Today, I have the worst epigastric pain. I know it's a withdrawal thing from ami. My body wants it's ami. I just picked up 10 mg size of Doxepin. I am supposed to take one or two at night. So I guess I will just jump in and take 2 caps of doxepin...

What was the stomach ailment of your wife, if you don't mind me asking. The constipation on ami for me is awful. Even with flaxseed oil, fiberous diet, lots of water. It's a loosing battle with ami! But for some problems I imagine this is a good thing. I assume dox would be binding with less ACh?

I am so glad the H1 doesn't necessarily mean terrible dry mouth. You should see the inside of my mouth. It's so raw. I try to use rinses for mouth sores, but they burn so...

Oh, I was given amitriptyline initially for neurogenic scalp pain induced from lithium, I think...I didn't really help the pain and burn, but it did help me sleep at night. It was hard sometimes to lie on my pillow without my hair hurting, and it would keep me up.
My hope is that dox will be less drying in general, because I think I am on so many drying meds, it makes the scalp pain worse. And Dox is supposed to be good for itching. I have ezcema, and when I get under stress, I can really get scatching. So lets hope this is a bit more targeted to my needs.

Oh, one last thing. I did read that dox has a much shorter half life than ami. Dox, about 6-8 hours, where ami is 10-50 hours. Do you ever find some rebound anxiety or edginess the next day from the dox? I tend to notice when meds run out...I wonder if this is an issue?

I can't thank you enough for taking the time and energy to discuss these TCA's in such detail.




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