Posted by JadeKelly on February 14, 2009, at 16:13:05
In reply to Re: Please Answer me babblers - Effect is gone » JadeKelly, posted by SLS on February 14, 2009, at 11:34:11
> > > What does your doctor say about all of this?
> > >
> > >
> > > - Scott
> > Scott,
> > A friend of mine has that same "mania" when he ubruptly stops his Parnate.
> > Yesterday I was really sick and slept all day not meaning to.
> > For the first time I missed not only my morning dose of Parnate, but my afternoon dose as well. I woke up at 1:00am this morning and have never been so terrified that I can remember. I felt like I was awake but in a nightmare. I took my Parnate, no ritalin, and it shortly subsided. What do you make of that? My PDoc is away this weekend so I don't want to page him. Ever heard of that reaction?
> > ~Jade
> That is what is known as REM rebound, and is very common when one stops taking Parnate. Usually, Parnate inhibits REM sleep, the predominant stage for dreaming. For most people, they don't dream at all on Parnate. Now, when you take away the Parnate, REM sleep emerges in an exaggerated form, leading to vivid dreams and nightmares.
> You are perfectly normal (within reason, anyway).
> - Scott
Darn. Perfectly normal, how boring. I think I like the "within reason, anyway" better ;-)
The reason I'm posting you again, I understand the REM sleep and nightmares. But I was in my kitchen at 1:00am wide awake, terrified. Not of things that go bump in the night. Just terrified of my life. I'm 46 and have never felt so alone and scared. I was afraid to call anyone cause I knew I'd be going to the hospital. Thats how bad it was. I pretty quickly realized what it might be and took 40mg Parnate, and within a short time I was alot better. Still a little spooked, if I never feel that way again for the rest of my life it'll be too soon.
Main thing I'd like to know is about the being wide awake and not coming out of that terrified feeling. I'm on 80mg btw.
Why do other people feel "happy" when they disconinue? Did I just hit the wrong time of day? Like with Tepi, and my friend he's on Parnate, they don't have it at night. So why wouldn't they suffer what I did during sleep?
PS- I was really happy to not dream anymore because they are all nightmares. Maybe they built up and exploded into my awake state.