I have suffered from chronic insomnia ever since I had to taper off Seroquel 100 mg 1 x a day ( because it caused my Tardive Dyskinesia to return ) and was put on Lamictal 25mg 1 x a day and Xanax at .50mg 3 times a day; then I had to do a slow taper off of Xanax because it caused hypotension. The taper withdrawal caused even worse insomnia including a serious bout of Restless Leg Syndrome and constipation. I have been completely off Xanax since October 28th of this year but still suffer from chronic insomnia, weird pressure sensations in my head, chronic constipation and nausea. A note: I was diagnosed in May of this year with Chronic Idiopathic Nausea and had a Medtronic ENTERRA Electronic Gastric Stimulation System implanted on the 13th; the nausea started in January 2013 and by the middle of February became severe nausea where I could not eat (when I did I vomited) and had to force myself to drink even water or Gatoraid, which I brought up chronically too. I was completely bedridden from February to May, even after the surgery and then most of June; until the impedance of the ENTERRA reached the level where it controlled 85% of the nausea, I still could not eat and could barely drink anything. I went from 160 lbs in January to 121 lbs in May. Unfortunately, I still have a constant feeling of moderate nausea and symptoms of IBS with constipation, which is being treated with Zofran 4 mg every 8 hours and MiraLAX 1-2 x a day. The Zofran is not really making much difference at all. I know that Lamictal can cause insomnia.
Are there any prescription insomnia drugs that do not cause nausea?
- 14 Nov 2013 by panther2000
- 3 February 2014
- lamictal, seroquel, xanax, tardive dyskinesia, insomnia, nausea/vomiting, chronic, prescription, taper
Added 14 Nov 2013:
Through my psychiatrist, I have tried Ambien for two weeks with absolutely no results except nausea, Benadryl, Meclizine with no results, Trazodone with no results except nausea, and through my regular MD I have tried homeopathic melatonin with no success.
I have one question, what lunatic put you on seroquel when you have a past history of TD? It seems you've hit on every thing there is without success. Have you ever had a sleep study? There are like 99 different insomnias. Its helpful to know what is going on in order to treat it appropriately.
I also suffer from chronic insomnia. You said that you have tried ambien... but do you take it on an empty stomach? I would talk to your dr. about a combination of Seroquel and 10 mg ambien. If you have lost too much weight and need to create an appetite... this might be a good solution for you.
I take 600mg of Seroquel and the 10 mg of ambien and sleep for 9 hours a night. I skip dinner then have my snack before going to bed. Its awful when you can't sleep. It disrupts my whole life. I have been on ambien for 12 years. the seroquel was added as a mood regulator for depression. Hope this helps.
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