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What should I know about this med? Anybody been on it? I was prescribed it for anger and depression in the evening. If this med dont help me- I am taking a hammer to it!
 

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Doxepin is a horrible drug. It has anticholinergic effects that will feel a bit like having Alzheimer's. If you just want a sedative drug, that part comes from its histamine-blocking effect and the same happens with mirtazapine, only it doesn't make you stupid as a side-effect.

I too would be angry if I was prescribed an anticholinergic in the year 2009. We need to do the OPPOSITE to that!
 

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Topamax is in a whole different class of drugs (antiepileptics). Doxepin is a tricyclic antidepressant, which will make you drowsy and most likely cause several unpleasant side-effects, dependent on dose and body weight. Trazodone (Desyrel) would have been a better choice

Edit: I read in the other thread you got just 10mg prescribed, so it probably won't do much or any bad/good at all, let's see.
 

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Update:: It didn't do anything but make me drowsy and I guess I was so drowsy that I couldn't think about being depressed. This med has been dismissed. I am thinking about taking a hammer to it. But it could be helpful to me when I am manic so I might keep it around for that. Otherwise I have rejected it. NEXT!
 

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Interesting that just 10mg made you so drowsy, I barely feel (felt) 25-50mg at night.
 

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I just obtained a bottle of 30x100mg doxepin. I might try it out as a sleep aid.
 

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I would always prefer Trazodone over sedating TCAs like Doxepin for sleep because it has a better side effect profile IMHO.
 

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My best friend said she was taking Trazodone and she seemed really happy and confident. Maybe that is what I need.
 
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