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Re: Linkadge medication SLS

Posted by ed_uk on December 5, 2022, at 12:54:39

In reply to Re: Linkadge medication ed_uk, posted by SLS on December 5, 2022, at 9:46:32

Hi Scott,

I've seen your posts to Link, and I get your point. I don't know what's available to him, so I made a suggestion based on meds he'd previously found useful, and another med I thought might be useful and may be easy to get prescribed. Not everyone has a doctor willing to give what they ask for. I know I don't!

I don't know whether a bit more quetiapine would be helpful to Link. He could try it, maybe 50mg-100mg.

Personally, I find zolpidem one of the worst drugs I've taken. I only took a few doses. I found it very different to benzos. I went into a disinhibited state a bit like a trance. Then, it caused severe rebound. If I needed a benzo for sleep I'd rather just have diazepam for a few days. I don't get strange side effects, except for odd dreams sometimes.

To be honest, I don't have any issues with quetiapine. I'm extremely (extremely!) sensitive to antipsychotics. And given the experience with others... I don't get the impression that 25mg is doing anything of note to the dopaminergic system. I know how little it takes to give me akathisia and dysphoria, but the dose is so low it is presumably acting as a H1 and alpha-1 antagonist only, as far as I can tell.




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