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Re: anhedonia along with severe insomnia

Posted by Mikez on November 19, 2008, at 2:32:01

In reply to Re: anhedonia along with severe insomnia X_ander, posted by llurpsienoodle on November 17, 2008, at 9:16:50

Your situation is something most psychiatrists know nothing about. You are already miles ahead of the average psych by thinking the dopamine route. I wouldnt go with bupropin as that actually works more on noradrenaline, which can severely disrupt sleep.. in me anyway. Infact insomnia is one of the most common side effects from this drug. A low dose of selegeline could very well be beneficial. However the first I would try is repreve (ropinirole), a dopamine agonist. Infact, insomnia is not one of the side effects, or if so, quite rare. Sudden sleep onset is actually a listed side effect and it is used in restless leg syndrome (more a movement disorder but if it caused insomnia, they wouldnt really use it).

If you are unable to obtain any of these, you could try L-dopa, which can be bought on the internet for free and is considered a supplement (also a drug). Mucuna pruriens also contains L-dopa. L-dopa converts to dopamine.

Finding what you want is one thing, but getting a dr to prescribe it can be hell .




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