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User Reviews for Doxepin

Also known as: Adapin, Silenor, Sinequan

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For Anxiety: "Started on Doxepin 100mg January 2017 due to debilitating GAD and panic attacks. I was miserable. Ten minutes after waking up, the panic attacks would start. I quit going out in public as much as possible. At night, I couldn't shut my mind off, which exasperated my insomnia. I was taking more Xanax than prescribed to try to get through the day. I specifically asked my psych for this based on reviews. Helped right away with sleep (with no next day grogginess for me), and after about a week, started putting the brakes on my anxiety. Slowly noticed I was getting parts of my life back. It served its purpose and pretty darn well, but in ten months I gained 30lbs and kept gaining. Due to the ongoing weight gain I switched to gabapentin instead."

   
7.0

BBP007 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 2, 2017

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For Depression: "I took this as prescribed safe to take from a sleep doctor, but my depression lifted, I'm a new person!"

   
10

Jujupop29 December 1, 2017

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Silenor (doxepin) for Insomnia: "I take this around 10 at night and still wake up 3am in the morning. To expensive for me."

   
3.0

dkp51 November 13, 2017

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For Insomnia: "In my never ending quest for migraine prevention, my doctor decided to try doxepin to try to take out the migraines, the anxiety, and the insomnia all at once, figuring it "couldn't hurt." Well. It hurt. No effect on migraines, sleep, or anxiety. None at all. It did, though, drop my blood pressure so low I couldn't walk for long, needed to lean on walls to stay upright, couldn't carry a cohesive conversation because I was too foggy to remember what I'd already said - in short, it did no good and left me unable to function at work, safely drive, make it up the steps to my bedroom, etc. Pulse also became erratic. And? I was only on half the child's starting dose. It was bad enough that I stopped it and then told the doctor."

   
1.0

Squirrelyone (taken for less than 1 month) November 6, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Had to stop it because of the nightmares it produced. Tried dosages between 6-100mg. No matter what, I had terrifying nightmares when I went to sleep."

   
3.0

nick-name (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 21, 2017

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For Anxiety: "I have suffered with severe anxiety and panic attacks, which manifested itself into not sleeping. I literally stopped sleeping for several days. Ended up in the ER a couple times and at the doctors all that week and finally had to be admitted to a mental health facility because nothing they were giving me was working. I literally thought I was going to die. After 9 days they finally found something that helped me sleep. It was a combination of Doxepin 100mg, Xanax, Tramadol (which soon switched to Benadryl) and Ambien. These drugs gave me my life back and slowly restored my sleep cycle. After a year or so I was weaned off the Ambien and then the Benadryl, so now I just take the Xanax & Doxepin (now lowered to 50mg). Amazing."

   
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righton2 October 10, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Honestly, a very good drug for anxiety and depression symptoms. The worse side effect is the weight gain. But in the end, for me personally, I would prefer relief from anxiety."

   
9.0

stayinalive (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 28, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Hi milemile I have been on doxepin many years for panic attacks before this medicine I stopped going out anywhere. You will be tired for a bit of time but it goes away . It stopped all panic attacks. Never had one panic attack for 10 years on this medicine. But I stopped to try other meds for higher mood. But when I stopped doxepin the panic attacks returned so 10 years without panic attack on doxepin is a good thing!"

   
9.0

No panic September 24, 2017

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Silenor (doxepin) for Insomnia: "Use to take Ambien but side effect were starting to drive me nuts. Nightmares, almost depressed when waking up. Silenor really saved me. Incredible feeling, like normal sleep. No side effects at all in my case. I'm surprised it's not more promoted."

   
10

M. H. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 17, 2017

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For Anxiety: "Hello, I was prescribed Doxepin for anxiety, panic attacks and depression. I took it last night and slept great but this am I could NOT open my eyes and all day I have been beyond drowsy even spaced out and exhausted. I took 10 mg at bedtime last night. I am going to try taking it at dinner time tonight around 7pm. I am glad I slept great but I cannot function on this exhaustion. Please tell me these side effects go away. Also could one pill do all this. Last night was first time I tried this:-(. Thanks"

milemile (taken for less than 1 month) September 1, 2017

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For Depression: "This stuff garbage woke up hyper and shortness breath I thought this med suppose to make me sleep ??? Just horrible med!!! All these side effects listed too be carefull!! I'm better off with my anxiety sleeplessness"

   
1.0

manfreakca (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2017

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Silenor (doxepin) for Insomnia: "changed my life - I now stay asleep 7-8 hours and zero side effects"

   
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Little Willie (taken for 2 to 5 years) August 1, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Doxepin does not help me fall asleep. It does help me stay asleep. I suffer from anxiety and depression and that's why I can't sleep. To those people who have experienced extreme tiredness the next day this also happens to me even though I take it as the manufacturer suggest for Sleep maintenance which is to take on a completely empty stomach 3 hours after a meal. Otherwise the onset is delayed even further. By several hours leading to next day sedation even more. Even when taking the proper way it has a 15-hour half-life which can still leave you tired and groggy the next day which I also experience even taking it correctly."

   
4.0

Proper med user (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2017

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Silenor (doxepin) for Insomnia: "Caused restless leg syndrome; unable to fall asleep. Miserable nights due to lack of sleep."

   
1.0

Sungold1950 July 28, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I have had insomnia since I was a teen, and I am turning 50 next mo. My doctors had tried me on natural aids, and almost every sleeping pill in the book. The sleeping pills would put me to sleep but I could not stay asleep.....most nights I would get up about 1:00am for a bathroom trip and would be up for a few hrs. Some nights I would get up to go to the restroom and stay up for the rest of the night. Then, my doctor prescribed doxepin. Thank goodness! I go to sleep, and even if I get up to go to the restroom during the night, I am able to go back to bed and SLEEP! I use the liquid and take 10mgs each night and don't have any hangover the next day. The scrip costs me less than $5 for a 90-day supply. My ins co would not cover Silenor."

   
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Dolly1367 July 19, 2017

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For Insomnia: "After the doctor tried other pills on me for depression, anxiety, PTSD and insomnia with horrible nightmares he decided to try 100mg of Doxepin in the evenings saying it was an older pill not used as much anymore. My body is resistant to medications and requires high doses of meds in order to notice any affects. Its hard for them to knock me out for surgery and keep me knocked out. But so (it's only been about a week) far the Doxepin has been working great at making me sleep. It takes several hours to knock me out but when it does I'm out without waking up every 10 minutes in misery with nightmares and physical pain. I tend to be groggy in the mornings though. I hope my body doesn't grow resistant to it."

Finally Sleeping (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2017

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For Depression: "I was prescribed doxepin by my Dr and was not given any informed consent regarding side effects or interactions. I am shocked that I had so many side effects almost instantly, very dangerous medication and I am sorry that I ever followed my Drs advice. I would be very careful with this med and any med that you put into your body. I wonder if the CEO of the company that invented this would let their children take it?!"

   
1.0

Good morning70 June 5, 2017

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For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: "I was prescribed 10mg of Doxepin for IBS-C (on top of the 100mg of Zoloft I was already taken for depression). This has, for the most part, given me my life back. I'm barely in any pain, and my bowel movements have gone back to a normal schedule with complete evacuation, which is unheard of, considering I tried Linzess with no effect whatsoever. The only downside is I am EXHAUSTED day in and day out and feel like a zombie; so it makes it difficult to get through the day without feeling like I'm going to fall over; but it's way better than living in pain!"

Michelle_ May 31, 2017

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Silenor (doxepin) for Insomnia: "I was prescribed 3 mg tablets for insomnia. The first night I took one about 45 minutes before bedtime and did not find it helped me sleep at all. However, I was extremely groggy the next morning and ended up back in bed by shortly after lunch, sleeping for almost 2 hours. I tried it two more times, taking it earlier each time, but the effect was the same: it takes too long to work and leaves me groggy and unable to function the next day. I will not be taking it any more."

   
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blh50 May 25, 2017

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For Depression: "I was diagnosed with major depression at 42. I also suffered from crippling anxiety and chronic insomnia. I was prescribed Doxepin after trying other antidepressants which had shocking side effects and made my symptoms worse. Doxepin pulled me out of the abyss and gave me my life back. It literally saved my life and I thank god every day for this amazing drug. I have been taking it for 23 years and it have had no side effects from prolonged use of this medication."

   
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Anonymous May 23, 2017

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For Insomnia: "For the PTSD, Insomnia, anxiety & depression, I take Lunesta 3 mg, Prazosin 2mg (for the PTSD dreams), Doxepin 75mg, & have Xanax for the anxiety. I take it as when needed. Zoloft 200mg is used for depression & is working. Lunesta used to work alone. Once the PTSD reared its ugly head again, Prazosin was added. The nightmares are much better. However, the insomnia went on a rampage so, Doxipen was added, first at 50 mg for a week (didn't help much) so, the doc increase to 75mg. It's 2:26am east coast. I'm going to stay with what was prescribed for this coming week & hope for the best although so far, hope isn't helping."

   
3.0

Still awake 46 May 7, 2017

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Silenor (doxepin) for Insomnia: "Silenor's active ingredient is doxepin. A 90 day supply of doxepin (it will be in liquid form to be mixed with water) costs $12 . I gave this information to my doctor and he prescribed the doxepin. My insurance company is not involved and this has saved me a substantial amount of money. I've been using it for about four years and am very happy with the results."

   
9.0

Snidely Whiplash April 7, 2017

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For Insomnia: "Started off with 25mgs of Deptran to help with my sleep, anxiety and mild depression. I slowly increased to 50 and once I hit 75mgs I experienced serve sedation during the daytime. I found it hard to get out of bed, to function and ended up resting on my couch for up to 2 hours per day after getting out of bed! I heard it is good for some people who have trouble staying asleep but my problem was that exact opposite. I have trouble drifting into sleep. Deptran(Doxepine) increased my anxiety/nervousness, gave me headaches, puffy eyes, tremors and made me too tired to function properly and it wasn't even helping me get to sleep! I was on this medication for 3 months so I gave it a decent try. Still weaning off this medication as I write this."

   
4.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 28, 2017

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Silenor (doxepin) for Insomnia: "I take oxazepam 30mg as well as bystolic for tachycardia but it also helps put you to sleep. I still had issues going to sleep. I couldn't sleep and my doctor added 6mg of silenor to my routine. Last night I took it, and it says to stay in bed for 30 minutes, well I did not listen, I got up to go to the entertainment room because I thought I was still awake enough to watch some tv, next thing I knew, I had fallen asleep sitting up and it was 7am. It works so well, tonight, I will definitely stay in bed the full 30 minutes to let it kick in. As for the kink in my neck, I'm going to get a chiropractic adjustment later."

   
9.0

Kt.shawzie (taken for less than 1 month) March 24, 2017

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For Insomnia: "I was prescribed this medication because I could not sleep, the first time I took it I slept a over 6 hours and felt wonderful. The problem I am having now is that when I take this I sleep very well but I am a single mom with 3 children and one of them has cancer, I was prescribed this after he was diagnosed. I can't sleep due to the things going on in my life and I don't want to take the medication because I need to wake up if my child needs me during the night. Does anyone know something I can do to sleep but still wake up when I'm needed?"

Cancer mom March 19, 2017

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