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Re: Doxepin or Elavil for sleep? Comparisons? blueberry

Posted by Colleen D. on November 13, 2005, at 10:55:54

In reply to Doxepin or Elavil for sleep? Comparisons?, posted by blueberry on November 12, 2005, at 15:19:43

Doxepin 25mg works great for me and I have no residual drowsiness the next day. I tried trazodone - yuk! I felt like I had a major hangover the next day. Remeron put me out like a light but didn't keep me asleep all night. I've never tried Zyprexa or Seroquel, and my doc won't prescribe Ambien. She thought a low dose anti-anxiety TCA was the best thing for me since tolerance is not an issue.

Good luck!


> I'm on the hunt for a good sleep med I can take long term. Forget longer sedating...seroquel doesn't get me through the whole night...trazadone and remeron totally stink...xanax I like sometimes but don't want it every night...ambien and company not that great.
> I'm considering either doxepin or elavil, very low doses. Comments here as well as research shows that these two are good for sleep and also good for sleep architecture.
> What I'm worried about is carryover effects into the next day. You know, the usual tricyclic stuff like feeling drugged, dry mouth, blurry eyes, maybe decrease in sexual desire. I don't want to be dragging around half the day waiting for it to wear off from the previous night.
> Anyone tried these? Any comments on next day side effects at low doses?
> Current meds are 7.5mg lexapro and weaning off of 2.5mg zyprexa, possibly trying wellbutrin soon. Since I usually respond to low doses, maybe even just a bit of elavil or doxepin might help my depressive symptoms.




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