Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Mississippi, USA
I don't have any personal experience with it, but I have read that it's supposed to be good as a sleep aid.
I guess it's sort of like trazodone in that respect. They're both old antidepressants that are now used more often as sleep aids. I take trazodone for my insomnia, and 150mg seems to be my effective dosage.
It probably couldn't hurt to increase the doxepin until you find an effective dosage. Just be sure to keep it within the range you specified. I've read that TCAs can sometimes get dangerous at dosages that are too high.
PS: 3mg Xanax and 10mg Flexeril doesn't help you get to sleep at all? That's crazy. I've never had experience with a muscle relaxant, but I take 4mg of Xanax per day, and usually 1mg of it at a time dampens my mind enough to allow me to take a nap or go to sleep for the night if that's what I'm aiming for.
Wellbutrin SR 300mg, Eskalith CR 900mg, Luvox 100mg
Things I have tried:
Lexapro, Zoloft, Celexa, Prozac, Paxil, Effexor XR, Remeron, Wellbutrin SR, Eskalith CR, Topamax, Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Ambien, Restoril, Desyrel, Ritalin, Adderall, Dexedrine, Inderal, Lopressor, Thorazine, Lamictal, Abilify, Depakote, Geodon, Seroquel, doxepin, chloral hydrate