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Re: MAOI diet LLL

Posted by jsarirose on August 4, 2002, at 21:26:25

In reply to Re: MAOI diet - For jsarirose LLL, posted by LLL on August 4, 2002, at 9:51:14

I don't remember, does this pass? what's been your experience?
> Lisa

How strange - I know I responded to this but it doesn't show up, maybe I forgot to hit the second confirm button.

I seem to have a higher tolerance than you as to side effects, but having trouble sleeping is definitely one of the Parnate side effects. Make sure you are taking your dose when you wake up in the morning. You may also want to try Trazodone or Klonopin. Neither is very addictive (not at all in my opinion if used for their given purpose), but technically Klonopin can be. I think it's only for those that take it recreationally (nuts). I prefer Trazodone. Common dose is 25mg - 150mg depending on the sleeplessness of the drug you're trying to counteract. I would recommend starting at 25mg at most. It may take a day or two to get used to it as well. If even 25mg seems too much you could shave a little off. Since you're taking a small amount of Parnate you probably don't need much. I don't recall if the sleeplessness fades much the longer you're on Parnate. Right now it's not as strong for me but I think that's because I'm taking other meds that make me tired. They all kind of balance each other out and I just take about 25mg of Trazodone.

Make sure your doctor doesn't try to give you Ambien or Sonata. They are real sleeping pills and are addictive. If taken every night you'll need more and more. They're really for occasional insomnia, in fact most insurance companies won't even cover a 30 day prescription. I never understand when psychiatrists prescribe these for insomnia from an antidepressant.

There may be more drugs than Trazodone and Klonopin, but those are the two I'm familiar with.

Good luck!

-Jessica


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