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Re: Many drugs likely cause changes to dopamine system Jay2112

Posted by SLS on July 7, 2023, at 22:22:15

In reply to Re: Many drugs likely cause changes to dopamine system, posted by Jay2112 on July 7, 2023, at 19:13:12

> Hey Scott,
>
> Well, nortriptyline affects everyone different, and does cause vivid dreaming and nightmares for some.(https://www.forhims.com/blog/nortriptyline-side-effects)
>
> In one study (involving cannnabis and nitrazapam) only nightmares were suppressed by lithium. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4582056/) For me, lithium is better than any other conventional nightmare treatment (including prazosin and clonidine) Lithium just also gives me better subjective sleep. I think the overall improvement in sleep architecture brought on by lithium is a part of this. Plus all of it's other benefits.
>
> Jay

This is another thing you taught me. Obviously, lithium was not mitigating my acting out dreams, but I was only taking 300 mg/day. Lithium is kinda sorta like aspirin for the brain. It produces a plethora of biological and clinical activities that I doubt are well-understood. So, it is not surprising that it should help with your dreaming condition. I think my dream anomalies are due to MAOIs, possibly in conjunction with nortriptyline as you described.

I appreciate your input.


- Scott


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