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Re: What's Your Magic Pill? sigismund

Posted by Tomatheus on November 29, 2010, at 16:46:01

In reply to Re: What's Your Magic Pill? Tomatheus, posted by sigismund on November 29, 2010, at 15:00:11

> Tomatheus, what do you think the doxylamine was doing?
>
> That is a sedative antihistamine?
>
> It was an important part of the combo?
>
> Why did you take it to begin with?
>
> Etc

Sigismund,

I originally took the doxylamine succinate to help me fall asleep faster while I was on Nardil because, as you mentioned, it is a sedative antihistamine. There was a night while I was on Nardil when I was feeling quite tired and decided to go without the doxylamine, as I figured it wouldn't be necessary to help me sleep. I fell asleep easily, but the next day I had a complete and total relapse of my depressive symptoms that cost me about a month's worth of income at a temporary job that I was working at at the time (I only missed one day, but it was a training day, and I needed to make every training day in order to continue on with a project that I was supposed to be working on). The next night, I took my doxylamine, and my remission returned the next day. Because of the relapse I experienced on that day after I skipped my nightly dose of doxylamine, I continued to take the doxylamine for as long as I stayed on the Nardil. I have no idea what the doxylamine was doing therapeutically in conjunction with the Nardil that I was taking (the doxylamine does absolutely nothing for my depressive symptoms when I take it alone), but going without the doxylamine turned out to be disastrous for me.

Tomatheus


Diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder. Currently taking 5 mg Abilify, 12.5 mg Lamictal, 2.25 mg Hydergine, and four supplements.


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