I am taking 1-2 25mg capsules every night for sleep. Since Doxepin is also an antidepresent/ anxiety med, will this mean I will have those benefits too? Or is that only if I take it while awake? I am clinically depressed. My doctor already has me on celexa and atarax so I'm just wondering if doxepin will also benefit me for more than just sleep
Hello greenblobo9. Yes. It very likely will help to ease your anxiety as well as depression. I hope you do well on the Doxepin. Regards pledge
Hi, i agree with Pledge. You most likely will find that you have a mild antidepressant effect from the Doxepin. I also take an antidepressant to help me sleep (Amitriptyline), as well as taking Celexa and other medications. It is safe to be taken long term as a aid sleep
I just atarted taking doxepin as an anti depressent and while doing so, I have cut my trazodone down to 125mg at night as opposed to 175mg. I also take 1.5mg of xanax at night for sleep anxiety, 4 mg of haloperidol and 25mg of doxepin. The goal is to work as an anti depressent titrating upwards while decreasing the other dosage levels of my sleep time medication. I have found it to make me very drowsy during the day as I take it at bedtime. Also, I have just started with a headache so I have emailed my doctor. I dont want any accidental overdoses. It also is causing me to have some very strange and vivid dreams.
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