Re: Helen-trouble sleeping...remeron?

From: Gina (
Thu Oct 28 13:01:39 1999

Hello Helen, I took amitritiline myself for 8 years, for clinical depression. It did help me sleep now that I think about it. It also made me gain about 40+ pounds, made me crave sweets, and took me a year to wean off the stuff. I went without drugs for several years then when my Mom died, back came the depressin this time in the form of migraines and insomnia. So I agreed to the trazadone in a non-clinical dose (100 mgs) at bedtime and it has worked great til my recent surgery. Now it doesn't work anymore and I think it's hormone related since the big difference now is my ovaries are gone. The migraines and insomina are back even though I am still taking the trazadone. The doc even tried upping it to 150 mgs. and that didn't help. I also tried wellbutrin during day with trazadone at night and it didn't help. Now they want me to try remeron, so I was hoping to find some info from people who actually used it, so I'd know what to expect with it. Thanks, Gina

At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Helen Dynda wrote: >
>I went to the Adhesions Forum Archives to see if I could find a message
>about remeron - but none was listed.
>I have had very good success with the antidepressant, amitriptyline
>(generic of Elavil) - since 1975! The only side-effect that I have
>noticed for myself is a dry mouth - and sugarless gum takes care of
>Amitriptyline has also been recognized as having the ability to relieve
>pain - which this drug has also done for me since 1975!! Amitriptyline
>was the very first drug to give me help with both pain and sleep - from
>1970-1975 !!
>Whether we want to admit it or not, there is a certain amount of
>depression going on in our lives because of our frustration with the
>medical profession and our inability to get relief from pain. We would
>all like to go back to the days before this beast entered our lives -
>but unfortunately very few of us have been able to find the magic
>solution to our lives which would help us to become pain-free once
>again. Yes, depression lurks where chronic pain has not been
>- - - - - - - - - -
>At Wed, 27 Oct 1999, Gina wrote:
>>I was told someone here takes remeron and I wanted
>>some info on it. You can email me privately if you wish at
>> . I would appreciate it!
>>I am having severe insomnia since my 2 surgeries and
>>can't seem to find anything to help me sleep. I have tried
>>chamomile tea, kavakava, benadryl, tylenol pm, trazadone, etc. My Doc
>>prescribed remeron which is an anti-depressant but I read the side
>>effects and that stuff scares me!
>>Isn't there anything that works that isn't addictive?
>The 15th century proverb which summarizes the purpose of medicine is:
>* To cure sometimes, to relieve often, to comfort always. *

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