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Re: I'm liking ambien KaraS

Posted by gardenergirl on May 6, 2005, at 22:38:36

In reply to Re: I'm liking ambien gardenergirl, posted by KaraS on May 6, 2005, at 18:26:33

> Hi gg,
> Do you think that maybe the insomnia is part of the problem in your depression? I wonder if your doctor would be comfortable prescribing something like Lunesta that has been approved for long term usage. (Probably not any different in that respect from Ambien - but just approved that way?)
> I hope that the lightbox and sleeping well will bring you back up.
> Kara

Hi Kara,
It's hard to say about insomnia and my depression. I'm used to sleeping way more than usual when I am depressed. That's part of atypical depression. But Nardil can give me early awakening in higher doses, and I'm at 67.5 mg right now. And lately I've been waking up in the middle of the night frequently. I don't know what that is about.

Maybe the nature of my depression is changing. I also kind of lost my appetite with this recent episode, which is also unusual given Nardil and aytpical depression.

Going back to light therapy has helped me regulate my sleeping a bit. But oy, I forgot to set a timer the other day and used it for an hour. Headache!





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