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Re: Med washout to focus on sleep

Posted by SLS on August 12, 2017, at 20:24:57

In reply to Med washout to focus on sleep, posted by linkadge on August 12, 2017, at 18:50:22

> I stopped my meds 2 days ago (very low doses of Effexor, lithium and amitriptyline) to try and get my sleep under control.
> I just keep staying up later and later. The amitriptyline puts me to sleep for about an hour, and then I'm wide awake for another 2 or so. I don't fall asleep fully till about 2-3 in the morning.
> When my sleep gets f'd up, I find the meds are essentially useless.
> To focus exclusively on sleep, I'm taking
> 1) melatonin time release 5mg
> 2) cyrpoheptadine 1-5mg
> 3) lorazepam
> That's it. I slept very well last night with this. I did wake up somewhat depressed.
> If I sleep normally for a week, I can reassess my state and think about what to do next.

Good luck, Linkadge.

It might be worth considering that depression can be a temporary result of getting lots of sleep after a period of sleep-deprivation. I hope you feel better tomorrow.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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