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Re: clomipramine insomnia - does it ever go away? SLS

Posted by TriedEveryMedication on January 26, 2023, at 19:34:33

In reply to Re: clomipramine insomnia - does it ever go away? TriedEveryMedication, posted by SLS on January 26, 2023, at 19:17:32

> Hi.
> Another pet peeve of mine about doctors...
> Too many doctors don't prepare you for the side effects that are likely to appear and how they would be handled.
> Did your doctor describe to you what are the most common and the most dangerous side effects of clomipramine? If not, would it have helped if your doctor told you to expect insomnia as a possible side effect, and how it would be handled?
> Of course, this argues in favor of having an experienced doctor manage your treatment.
> - Scott

Well, no - he told me it would be sedating. I've had experience with other TCAs so I thought I knew what the side effects might be (dry mouth, constipation etc). I should have known - many of the drugs that are sedating for most people don't sedate me at all. Like Mirtazapine - keeps me awake.

I can tolerate most side effects. Insomnia wrecks me though. And I can't really do any thing about it because things like Z-drugs make my depression far far worse so I have to avoid those.




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