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Re: Surmontil/trimipramine for sleep, ibs yeltom

Posted by Larry Hoover on July 20, 2004, at 19:42:55

In reply to Re: Surmontil/trimipramine for sleep, ibs Larry Hoover, posted by yeltom on July 20, 2004, at 17:53:40

> Thanks for respoding. I actually had already read that abstract. How much are you taking?

25 mg, one hour before sleep.

> Are you taking it for sleep, ibs, to augment the zoloft?

The intent was to help with insomnia, which Zoloft made worse. I didn't know about the IBS link until today, and though I have IBS, I don't think my dose is large enough to affect that. Zoloft, initially, and at each dose increase, provoked extraordinary diarrhea that lasted days. My IBS med, Dicetel, fixed that problem up.

> How is it working?

It helps initiation of sleep. I also use 30 mg temazepam. The effect of the trimipramine seems to be diminishing over time. I expect I'll have to increase the dose. For primary insomnia, the dose is 100 mg, so I've got a ways to go, yet.

> How bad are the side effects?

Bit of dry mouth, but that passed after a week or so. Also, tended to sleep without moving for extended periods, and waking crampy. That passed, too.

> Let me know, will you. Thanks

You're welcome.




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