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Re: Serious depression for first time in yrs....

Posted by linkadge on October 6, 2017, at 18:37:23

In reply to Serious depression for first time in yrs...., posted by PeterMartin on October 6, 2017, at 18:10:31

Hmm. Not sure what to recommend.

It almost sounds like you are going through some sort of REM rebound (vivid dreams).

When the MAOI works for you, how much sleep would you get, on average? Was it broken sleep?

Have you ever tried lithium with an MAOI? I know it's not the first thought for atypical depression, but it can help sort out the sleep wake cycle.

I would say my depression went into a much longer term remission with the addition of a low dose of lithium (300mg).

Ensure you are getting adequate b12 and vitamin D.

You might experiment (cautiously) with melatonin. It may sound counterproductive (for oversleep), but it can help reset sleep & wake (which can sometimes be messed up by MAOIs).

Magnesium / zinc would be safe & cheap additions to an MAOI (with possible faster acting benefit)

Any exercise you can force yourself to do will be beneficial. Exercise releases PEA (endogenous amphetamine) which will be prolonged by MAOB inhibition.





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