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Old 04-03-2005, 01:05 AM   #1
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Sleeping problems

I am currently on seroquel 50-75mg day and it works great, but I experience a rapid heart beat whenever I stand for like 8- 12 hrs after I have taken it, none of the benzos helped me sleep. I take lithium as a mood stablizer. I have also tried ambien, which didn't work. Can anyone tell me if they know of any mood stablizers for bipolar like depakote or any other that work great for insonmia, instead of depending on a anti-pschyotic like seroquel and worrying about devolping tarskive or NMS(which is my biggest fear)

 
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Old 04-08-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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Re: Sleeping problems

my friend, i heARD LITHIUM IS VERY GD FOR INSOMNIA BUT I REFUSE TO TAKE IT BECAUSE ON THE WEIGHT GAIN. IM ALREADY 185PDS 5'6 FROM ALL THE STUPID MEDS. DONT NEED NO MORE WEIGHT GAINER MEDS. I TAKE XANAX THAT KNOCKS ME OUT AN BED TIME. BUT MY THOUGHTS RACE STILL AT BED TIME. I ALSO HAD TAKEN NATURAL REMEDIES. VALERIAN ROOT. I TOOK 3 OF THEM WITH A CALCIUM PILL AND THAT COMPLETELTY KNOCKED ME OUT. GD LUCK. CHRISTINA

 
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Old 04-10-2005, 01:21 AM   #3
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Re: Sleeping problems

The lithium doesnt hel me sleep, just my mood swings. The seroquel does help me sleep like a baby on a mild dose 50-75mg day. I am also thinking about talking to the doctor about the newest sleep medicine Lunesta, I have heard lots of positive reports about it, check their website out, if you are having trouble sleeping

 
Old 04-11-2005, 12:06 AM   #4
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Re: Sleeping problems

Christenas IS RIGHT valaren root does help so does benadryl just about 30 mins befor bed.

 
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