Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: TCA-Thorazine resemblances, and more zeugma

Posted by Sad Panda on May 29, 2004, at 13:07:02

In reply to Re: TCA-Thorazine resemblances, and more Sad Panda, posted by zeugma on May 29, 2004, at 8:49:24

>> The idea was that AMI, IMI, or CMI combined with a stimulant would simulate an MAOI. I had wanted to switch to CMI because I had suffered a relapse of depression while on nortriptyline as my AD (there's also Strattera but that's another story) and I wanted to try CMI as lowering the dose of NOR made my sleep significantly worse, both in quantity and quality. That plan is in abeyance for now, as my pdoc put the NOR dosage back at 75 mg and plans to do another plasma level test on me after a month at that level again. The change this time is the elimination of buspirone 15 mg at night just before bed, with the goal, if that goes OK, of eliminating buspirone entirely (I now take 15 mg am). The previous goal was eliminating (his preference) or exchanging (my preference- for CMI) the NOR. As that worsened sleep, and didn't help with fatigue or depression, the NOR is going back up to where it was, and he says, depending on the plasma test, that I could go up to 100 mg.
> Going back to NOR was my preference if CMI failed, as it definitely helps a LOT with sleep and I have LOTS of sleep problems (I would be fascinated I'm sure by the results of a sleep EEG, but I am short on funds and going to a sleep clinic is not an option currently). He is convinced that noradrenergic meds are the way to treat my depression, and now seems sure that serotonergetic meds would damage my sleep further. From what I've observed personally, and read about here, that is a justified assumption.

Hi Zeugma,

You are saying that Clomipramine caused your sleep to detriorate? That's a little surprising as it is a stronger 5-HT2A blocker than Nortryptyline. Clomipramine is a weaker H1 blocker, so it would be less sedating initially.





Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Sad Panda thread:348690