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Re: Having trouble waking up Dinah

Posted by Ritch on May 19, 2005, at 12:14:52

In reply to Having trouble waking up, posted by Dinah on May 19, 2005, at 9:04:27

> My current combination seems to have me stable enough.
> 1 mg Klonopin at night
> 500 mg Depakote at night (up from 250 mg for migraine purposes)
> an extra half Klonopin or .25 mg Risperdal as needed for extreme anxiety or agitation
> 100 mg Provigil for when I can't wake up in the morning or for when I get emotionally upset and keel over into an involuntary nap
> plus Glucophage 500 mg (which has a psych effect because it makes me feel lousy and blah) and fish oil for high triglycerides (but which supposedly also have a psych effect
> Therapy, of course.
> My headaches have decreased, and I'm on relatively even keel right now (fingers crossed) but since increasing to 500 mg Depakote I've been having trouble waking up and staying awake.
> I've also gained about five pounds from my already monstrous weight without noticeably changing my eating habits.
> I sort of hate to back down on the Depakote, though that is the most obvious thing to do, because of the headaches.
> So since I'm sleeping just more than fine on the Depakote, I wonder if it's time to back off on the Klonopin I've been on for ten years.
> Or if there is a solution with timing that I haven't thought of yet.

Hi Dinah, I hope you find the answer to this trouble and post it because I've got a similar problem. The Depakote keeps me even-tempered, but seems to mess up my sleep.. I get to sleep easily, but tend to wake early and then feel tired and sleepy all day. I tried Keppra 250mg and it *worked*, but the stuff made me irritable and I had to stop it. The only thing that keeps me sleeping at least 5 hrs. is 25-50mg of dimenhydrinate (motion sickness antihistamine). I've found an anthistaminic seems to work the best for my particular case. At least antihistamines are varied and cheap. Hope this helps.--- Mitch




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