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What Do You Take To Sleep With Wellbutrin?


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#1 gigidolce

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:42 PM

I have been taking Ambian, which I just found out can make depression worse. I cannot sleep while taking wellbutrin, so I have heard that people mix it with other calming antidepressants. I also read newer articles about sleeping pills and death. Freaks me out :( Melitonin doesnt work for me either.

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:56 PM

there is an older anti-depressant called Trazadone that is sedating. I took it for a few months when I first started wellbutrin, but I found it gave me daytime sleepiness.
I have found a good mix of zopiclone (Immovane) 5mg and .5 mg of clonazepam is enough to give me a good 8 hrs of sleep.
I might have to talk to the doctor about increasing the dosages though as we have just increased the wellbutrin.

#3 LaurynJcat

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:48 PM

Hi there. I found the insomnia wore off after a week each time I increased my dose of W, so my advice would be to ride it out. I do sometimes take melatonin.
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 08:39 PM

I took Benadryl 50mg.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:59 AM

Remeron, Valium and occasionally Sublinox (sublingual ambien) but i have major insomnia issues.

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 12:05 PM

Restoril (Temazepam) but hardly does anything. Sometimes I take Trazadone and Clonazepam (low dose). There are nights where I don't have to take anything and other nights where I have to mix and match so I try and keep a good supply on hand just in case and this has seem to work throughout the years. I have never had to take more than .5mg of Klonopin infrequently. Trazadon does work great but I don't like the mild side effect of head stuffyness before it knocks you out and then intense dreams then wake up with neck tension and headaches sometimes.

Current meds: Lexapro 10mg, Wellbutrin SR 150mg 2x day
 
As needed: Restoril or Trazadone for sleep.  Klonopin infrequently, Nuvigil for shift work.
 
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Posted 29 October 2012 - 07:21 AM

HAHAHAA I just posted my own topic about sleeping on this stuff ( I didn't see this). Ya, This stuff keeps me up. I ran out of the 30 mg restorils that I have to take if I want any sleep. The energy is nice, but enought already.

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#8 Nizou

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:06 AM

I would suggest benadryl, but again the sleep problems usually disappear after a week/ten days

Try also to fill your day the maximum you can so you will be tired the night

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:53 PM

I take Trazadone and Clonazepam, I try not to use it every night. But if I don't it takes 2 hours to fall asleep and I am up every hour.
Diagnosis: Recurring Major Depression Severe with Psycotic Features
Current Meds: Abilify 10 mg, WellButrin Xl 450 mg, Viibryd 50mg, Clonazepam 1mg, Trazadone 200mg, Deplin 15mg

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 03:54 PM

gigidolce,

My psychiatrist put me on 150mg of Seroquel XR and it works well for me.

FYI: For some reason it takes a long time to start working. I try to take it by 6:00pm, no later than 7:00pm. I usually go to bed around midnight. If I take it any later then 7:00pm I’m very groggy in the morning.

I haven't had luck with Trazodone, Melatonin, Ambien or Lunesta. Clonazepam works but 1) I have to take a lot of it and 2) I’m not really supposed to use it anymore.

You might ask your doctor or psychiatrist opinion on Seroquel XR if you are still having trouble.

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#11 MrJim

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 04:32 PM

Mirtazapine (Remeron)

#12 Yupanqi

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:42 PM

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

When I started Wellbutrin the first time, I took a TINY bit of Trazadone (half of the smallest pill) about 20 minutes before I went to bed, and that helped. I had no other side effects or anything.

When I went back on it this time, I just experimented with when I took the Wellbutrin to minimize the effects. For me, for some reason, I either have to take it before about 9am, or in the early afternoon for it to not keep me up at night. (I'm on the XR, so I guess it has something to do with the release of the drug in the body, and catching it at the right times)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:43 PM

I've been on Wellbutrin for over 4 years and have had to take Sleepeze (diphenhydramine, an antihistamine) EVERY NIGHT. Sometimes 25mg will do and other times I need 50.

I would ride out the insomnia and see if it subsides on its own. Now I'm hooked on sleeping aids- if I go two night without I get extremely nauseated.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:17 AM

The Wellbutrin is probably what's keeping me up now. My doc has me switching between Restoril & Trazadone. When one wears off, switch to the other. Seems to work well (but I haven't refilled either, hence my 4:17am post).

Edited by Pelly, 04 December 2012 - 04:17 AM.

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#16 vlad007

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

Quetiapine (Seroquel) 50mg, works very well for me.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 02:32 AM

Take more melatonin. It's natural and my docnsaidnto take up to 10mg. Also don't look at computer screens or a cell phone light or a tv before bed, it tricks your brain into thinking its day time.

#18 Yupanqi

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Quetiapine (Seroquel) 50mg, works very well for me.

I tried it for a couple of nights. Made me go to sleep but I was sleepy the next day.

 

Now I am having one dose of midazolam and half of zolpidem. Works most of the nights.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:41 PM

The first week of Wellbutrin I needed to take Benadryl 50-75mg to sleep. The side effect though was TERRIBLE dry mouth, since both Wellbutrin and Benadryl will dry you out.

 

I'm afraid to try a sleeping pill because of the side effects. I hate feeling groggy in the morning... especially because I work early and in a highly stressful situation.



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Posted 02 March 2013 - 11:26 AM

trazodone for me, 100 to 200 mg



#21 RapidRay46

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

Hi there. I found the insomnia wore off after a week each time I increased my dose of W, so my advice would be to ride it out. I do sometimes take melatonin.

With all this talk about not sleeping, you have better attitude to not worry somuch.



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Posted 24 March 2013 - 10:13 PM

I am taking 1 mg of Xanax at night (for leg cramps and teeth clenching) and wellbutrin during the day. I find that 1 mg relaxes me enough to sleep all night... sometimes I still wake up with leg cramps but I also take hylands leg cramps PM an hour after I take the Xanax. 






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