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Discussion in 'General' started by loops, 13 Mar 2008.

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  1. loops

    loops What's a Dremel?

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    Anyone ever taken these for insomnia?
    Took them an hour and a half ago, hasnt sent me to sleep, but i keep getting mid sentence and forgetting what the **** im saying and going blank.
     
  2. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    No-one here is a doctor so I suggest you go and see one if you're concerned. However all drugs have side effects, and I'd expect something odd might happen if you're messing with neurotransmitters.
     
  3. loops

    loops What's a Dremel?

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    know no one here is a doctor, and well aware they will probably mess about just wondered if anyone else had taken them and how long it took for them to actually sleep cos the doc told me an hour and its now been an hour and a half and i feel more awake
     
  4. bixie_62

    bixie_62 Minimodder

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    im on amitryptiline and it knocks me out if im actually in bed
    sounds silly, but, if im at my pc, ill just stay awake. take it and then hit the sack straight away. also dosage matters too. im on it because of migraines

    if my brother see's this (he IS a doctor!) then he'll probably be able to give you a more educated answer!
     
  5. alastor

    alastor Minimodder

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    Sounds like good stuff to me :lol:

    (hope that wasn't too stalker-ish)
     
  6. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    Amitryptiline is a tricycilate anti-depressent which is also sometimes prescribed as a sedative, amongst other off-label uses. For that use it shold be taken close to bedtime as it tends to work quickly, reaching a peak concentration in the blood within about 2 hours. Don't take it with alcohol and you may feel dizzy when standing up as it tends to affect vasculature. May turn your piss blue-green.
     
  7. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Cool, I want some! :D
     
  8. Major

    Major Guest

    Nexxo knows a fair bit. ;)
     
  9. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    I take it (just 25mg) and it really doesn't put me to sleep. It was prescribed for pain/insomnia. Not sure I'd notice any difference if I stopped taking it.
     
  10. iggy

    iggy Minimodder

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    Side effects

    Common side effects of using amitriptyline are dry mouth, extreme weight gain, drowsiness, nervousness, dizziness, blurred vision and insomnia. Some rare side effects include tinnitus, hypotension, mania, psychosis, anticholinergic effects, heart block, arrhythmias, extrapyramidal symptoms, depression, and hepatic toxicity.

    sounds like fun
     
  11. Cheap Mod Wannabe

    Cheap Mod Wannabe What's a Dremel?

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    I just lie down in bed and start coming up with my great life inventions and ideas, thinking how to accomplish them. Usually at the point where I'm thinking how to fix education system in US my brain shuts off and I'm deep in my sleep.
     
  12. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    If you are having side-effects from your drugs then the person to talk to is your doctor. The forums are not a replacement for that and never will be. As such, I'm going to close this thread before it goes off-topic and you start getting bad advice.

    If the drugs don't work then talk to a professional and work with them to find a solution which is good for you.

    Nexxo comes here as a moderator and PC enthusiast, not a doctor or an analyst. The community should not expect him to give medical or psychological advice and the rest of the Bit-tech team has made it clear to him that he doesn't have to. He'd be the first person to say that medical advice from over the internet is often unhelpful and potentially dangerous.

    Mind the doors.
     
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