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Re: Linkadge medication

Posted by SLS on December 5, 2022, at 17:26:09

In reply to Re: Linkadge medication SLS, posted by ed_uk on December 5, 2022, at 12:54:39

> Hi Scott,
>
> I've seen your posts to Link, and I get your point. I don't know what's available to him, so I made a suggestion based on meds he'd previously found useful, and another med I thought might be useful and may be easy to get prescribed. Not everyone has a doctor willing to give what they ask for. I know I don't!
>
> I don't know whether a bit more quetiapine would be helpful to Link. He could try it, maybe 50mg-100mg.
>
> Personally, I find zolpidem one of the worst drugs I've taken. I only took a few doses. I found it very different to benzos. I went into a disinhibited state a bit like a trance. Then, it caused severe rebound. If I needed a benzo for sleep I'd rather just have diazepam for a few days. I don't get strange side effects, except for odd dreams sometimes.
>
> To be honest, I don't have any issues with quetiapine. I'm extremely (extremely!) sensitive to antipsychotics. And given the experience with others... I don't get the impression that 25mg is doing anything of note to the dopaminergic system. I know how little it takes to give me akathisia and dysphoria, but the dose is so low it is presumably acting as a H1 and alpha-1 antagonist only, as far as I can tell.


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Hi. Ed.

Thank you for sharing your observations and insights. I will ask my doctor for quetiapine 25 mg if I need a sleep aid again. I am not at all surprised by your reaction to zolpidem. I found that the best way to take it is to swallow (or sublingual), shut out the lights, and roll into bed. No staying up to watch the news on TV until you become sleepy. By this time. It will be too late, and you are almost assured to experience what you described. Your experience sounds more acute than mine.

Zolpidem reminds me of triazolam (Halcion). How would you compare and contrast the different Z-drugs?

Thank you.


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