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Re: Insomnia - what works for you?

Posted by KaraS on September 1, 2004, at 17:34:11

In reply to Re: Insomnia - what works for you?, posted by Colleen D. on September 1, 2004, at 16:59:04

> > What meds work for you (preferably without too many side effects or tolerance/dependence issues)?
> What's working for me is 50mg of Doxepin (Sinequan) about an hour before bedtime.
> > Is your insomnia categorized by the inability to fall asleep or inability to stay asleep?
> Both.
> >How do you avoid the tolerance issue?
> From what I understand, tolerance and/or dependence is not usually an issue with this drug. (I could be wrong though.) It is a tricyclic antidepressant and I am taking it with Effexor XR.
> Colleen
> PPD, GAD and OCD

I took a small dosage of doxepin for many years for sleep. It's a TCA and there is no tolerance issue. I wasn't as lucky as Colleen, though, as doxepin made me quite groggy during the day and it increased my appetite quite a bit.





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