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Re: Will Trileptal Help With Sleep? Phillipa

Posted by cache-monkey on November 14, 2005, at 10:06:07

In reply to Will Trileptal Help With Sleep?, posted by Phillipa on November 13, 2005, at 22:21:01

> Since my old oldpdoc started me on trileptal l50x2 going to 300x2, even with l5mg of valium I'm only sleeping 5-6hours a night.Is it stimulating or will it keep me awake. I wake up and no matter even if I take a higher dose of valium I can't go back to sleep. Mind racing all the time. Thanks, Fondly, Phillipa

Hi Phillipa,

Trileptal may not be sedating for everyone because of its potentially pro-dopaminergic effects:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10871703&dopt=Abstract

Are you taking it specfically for sleep? I seem to remember that you're actually taking it due to suspected BPII. You may want to consider taking your doses earlier in the day and seeing if that helps.

It's hard to go through the process of adjusting to a new med, as you know based on my current experience with Lexapro. I hope that this smooths out for you.

Best,
cache-monkey


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