Posted by bleauberry on March 2, 2009, at 19:56:13
In reply to Re: Seroquel's DA/SA lowering + Nardil = Depression? » bleauberry, posted by myco on March 1, 2009, at 18:21:33
> My main issue, tryin to resolve this, is lack of a proper sleep med. Benzo phobe dr...temazepam only few times a week and my trial of trazodone ended in unpleasant sides with nardil. I dont know where else to turn in terms of sleep meds...kinda why im on seroquel for sleep now. I hope sometime maoi insomnia will become manageable solely with my herbal friends.
Yeah, I hear ya on everything. Tough stuff. The arm chair quarterback thing of figuring out what does what is interesting, but inevitably not very helpful, because there is just so much more going on than we know about. The only real test for any of us is trial and error. I've seen people on this board find magic in things that made no sense at all. I mean, lithium for anti-anxiety when 8mg Klonopin didn't work. A stimulant to calm down. Becoming activated and well on something as knockout as seroquel. Ya know, this stuff happens and we can't explain it.
Herbs. I think the best ones I tried for sleep were passionflower, skullcap, and valerian combination. Each on its own had its own flavor as a sleep aid, but the 3 together was a more rounded sleep. Other popular ones like hops or chamomile just made me so darn depressed the next day.
Low dose nortriptyline or amitriptyline might be worth considering. Trazodone is used by many people, though I hated it. My favorite sleep med was Zyprexa. Not as knockout as seroquel, but somehow more rounded. Of the meds intended for sleep, Lunesta was my favorite. The others, like ambien and such, were lousy.
Not sure if it is safe with maoi or not, I think it would be, but low dose naltrexone (1.5mg) gave me awesome sleep. It didn't knock me out, but once I fell asleep, it was a good deep sleep.