LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » Silenor (Doxepin) experiences needed!

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: Silenor (Doxepin) experiences needed!
TNT
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 42349

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TNT     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
LL gave me some samples to try. I always have hesitation about trying a new Rx because some really rock the boat.

Lunesta is now generic and very cheap. She gave me a few samples of this again, too. Last year when I had tried it in Dec. I didn't think it worked any better than the Ambien CR. My pharmacist says that's probably because it is not timed release like the Ambien.

So, Ambien CR has worked fairly well the past 10-11 months except when it is either full moon, new moon, or my neuro symptoms like twitching is really bad.

Overall, the Ambien CR is great, but would like to be able to sleep the whole way through the night...and be able to dream again.

So, I would like to at least try the Silenor samples soon.

Any feedback??

I still have to price it out since I am self pay. But my pharmacist is very kind and usually treats her customers very well. But I hear it is expensive. I'll check on GoodRx.com to get a ballpark figure. Hopefully it won't be too frightening.

Please weigh in with your comments either way.

Posts: 1308 | From Eastern USA | Registered: Oct 2013  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
jkmom
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 14004

Icon 1 posted      Profile for jkmom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
My daughter took Doxepin for a few years. It worked for getting her to sleep and may have helped her anxiety, too. She took only 10 mg.

The disadvantage was that it was very hard for her to get up in the morning. We discovered it was the Doxepin by accident when she forgot to take it. She stopped taking it a few months ago for that reason.

Posts: 984 | From US | Registered: Dec 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Doxepin is an old drug, so it shouldn't be that expensive?? Or am I wrong on this?

I wanted to switch to it from trazodone, but am a bit afraid of it. It's helpful for those with high histamine (me) .. but it has a lot of side effects, so I don't know.

PS .. I prefer plain Ambien to the CR. I take 2/3 pill at bedtime, then 1/3 when I wake up in the night. Works great.

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95968 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
beaches
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 38251

Icon 1 posted      Profile for beaches     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
LT, yes doxepin is an old drug! And it's not expensive.

DD has been on it for years, dosages varying between 50 and 100mg. She feels it helps her sleep.

Posts: 1885 | From here | Registered: Jul 2012  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TNT
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 42349

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TNT     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Does anyone know if this can be used on an "as needed" basis? I unexpectedly ran out of AmbienCR and have these samples (3mg).

I also think I have some old 10mg amitriptyline somewhere, but think it (amitrip.) needs to build up in your system, and is not used on an "as needed" basis.

Does anyone have an opinion about which one you would use for say like one night (as I hope to get a refill on my Ambien tomorrow)?

The Lunesta is not working as well the past couple nights, and seems to be lowering my immune strength as I feel worse in general, and on a few points.

Posts: 1308 | From Eastern USA | Registered: Oct 2013  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
TNT
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 42349

Icon 1 posted      Profile for TNT     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Up.

Sorry. I won't sleep tonight if I don't take something, and would really appreciate any input about my predicament.

Posts: 1308 | From Eastern USA | Registered: Oct 2013  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.