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Posted by flipsactown on May 16, 2004, at 20:55:14

In reply to Re: NARDIL INSOMNIA NEED HELP!!, posted by King Vultan on May 16, 2004, at 11:53:35

> A first-choice drug for sleep onset insomnia is triazolam (Halcion).
> A first-choice drug for sleep maintenance insomnia is temazepam (Restoril).
> A first-choice drug for early-morning awakening is flurazepam (Dalmane, Somnol), which induces sleep of long duration.
> Scott (SLS) recently gave some sleep recommendations to me and mentioned that Halcion is powerful but doesn't allow some people to sleep the whole night. In that respect, it appears to me to have some similarities to Ambien, which also has a short half life and is more useful for people who have trouble falling asleep to begin with. He also mentioned having some luck with Restoril and Ativan (lorazepam) for maintaining sleep.

Will keep these meds in mind. Thanks.
> I've been on Nardil since March 1 and on 90 mg/day for three weeks now, and the 2 x 25 mg/night of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is working well enough for me to get by.

I also take OTC Benadryl and it seems to work just as well as the Rxd Ambien.

> It actually seems to be working a little better lately, so maybe the insomnia is dissipating somewhat.

I surely hope so.

> I still wake up at least two or three times a night, though, and can't seem to get much more than about six hours of sleep in any event.

It is the same with me, but I am lucky to get 3 or 4 hours total sleep.

> However, I've seen the opinion expressed that one characteristic of MAOIs is that they reduce the need for sleep, and perhaps there is something to that.

I think this is true. However, with me the sleep deprivation will eventually increase my depression and actually counter Nardil's AD effectiveness.

Thanks for the info.





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