Posted by Jumpy on March 24, 2003, at 19:36:48
In reply to Re: Med for Nardil insomnia?, posted by missliz on March 23, 2003, at 23:26:36
> How much do you take and when?
I take 60mg of nardil all in the morning and 0.5mg of klonopin at night. With the ambien, it only lasted 4 hours, so I would divide the dose and take half at 11pm and half when I awoke at around 3 pm. But when I split the 10mg dose to 5mg, it didn't work. 10mg twice a night works perfect but my pdoc doesn't want to prescribe non FDA approved doses (20mg per night).
>I was on Ambien and Valium with Nardil and liked it, but if that doesn't work for you...
> Benedryl also helps with this, it helped with Parnate insomnia too. Trazodone was useless for me.You will adapt to the drug and sleep better eventually.
> If it gets too awful, cranking back the dose for a while may be nessesary. MAOIs can be a really rough blast as they rewire your brain, and you need to sleep enough.
Yeah, I have tried 45mg, 52.5 mg (3.5 tabs) and 55mgs (3.75 tabs) to lessen the side effects. I definately sleep better, but my depression comes back 100% ... damn!
>I'd be really cautious about anti-psychotics, I personally think they're a bad idea unless you're actually psychotic, but lazy shrinks love them as a Band Aid for everything. A little Risperdal to get a good nights sleep might be a nessasary evil, though. I'd be cautious about using it permanently, it could dull the fun of being healthy.
Yeah, I tried zyprexa once at 2.5mg and was in a coma for 2 day almost!! I won't touch the stuff.
> Hope this helps
Yeah, thanks a million.