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Re: Are the 'Z-drugs' really carcinogenic? Quintal

Posted by linkadge on July 5, 2008, at 9:03:27

In reply to Re: Are the 'Z-drugs' really carcinogenic?, posted by Quintal on July 4, 2008, at 12:52:55

I'm kind of the opposite. I'd rather take cyproheptadine than a benzo. I think the thing with cyproheptadine is that it is very potent. Generally 1/4mg (1/4mg not 1/4 tablet) is enough for myself. It is especially helpful if I feel particularly stressed.

I don't think it works well for an 'as needed' sleep aid because it does seem to affect more than sleep. I think that, like melatonin, it can have an almost antimanic or mood stabilizing effect. I think when people can't sleep it is sometimes during a 'ramping up' period. I feel that melatonin, cyproheptadine, or remeron can somtimes reset that, which initially leads to subjective dysphoria (I don't know if that makes any sense).

It feels like a balloon for me. Stress causes the balloon to inflate. The mealtonin cyprohelptadine / remeron deflates the balloon, benzo's do not. Initially this makes me feel worse the next day, but over a few days I feel much more normal and in control. If I use cyproheptadine for a few nights in a row, I almost always feel better a few days down the road then if I have used benzos.

Everbody is different though.





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