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downs
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   Posted 12/17/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
hi,,,,,,,,,i am in a bout and weening of prednisone,,,still cant sleep (it wires me) i alsp take celexa and alprozalom...what time shld i take this new med?? thanx

downs
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   Posted 12/17/2008 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
pls let me know if this will help

quincy
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   Posted 12/17/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
what are the directions on your prescription?

What time do you take all your other meds?

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*Heather* Status..Asacol 6 (3 twice daily); enemas every 5th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate)....1 each  @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


downs
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   Posted 12/17/2008 4:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i take celaxa at 8 am and alprazalom at 7 pm

emory
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   Posted 12/19/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi --

I would suggest taking it a little before bedtime (say, half an hour before you want to fall asleep), as it should make you drowsy. You may feel very groggy in the morning, but for me that diminished within a few days. Trazodone is an anti-cholinergic, so it may give you dry mouth, especially in combination with the Celexa and alprazolam, which I believe can also have those effects. For me, the dry mouth was initially enough to keep me from falling asleep. Biotene and Sensodyne both make over-the-counter mouth sprays that I have found very helpful.

Best to you,
emory
40, female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008. Still flaring? Not sure.
Canasa 1000 mg suppositories and 2 tsp smooth texture Metamucil nightly
25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories and 1 Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra in a.m.
Effexor 37.5, Remeron 30 mg, Clonazepam .5 mg and Trazodone 75 mg for sleep/anxiety
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Had some success with acupuncture
Osteopenia and other assorted ailments


emory
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 327
   Posted 12/20/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Downs,

Is the trazodone helping?
40, female
Dx ulcerative proctitis, 3-5 cm, June 2008. Still flaring? Not sure.
Canasa 1000 mg suppositories and 2 tsp smooth texture Metamucil nightly
25 mg hydrocortisone suppositories and 1 Garden of Life Primal Defense Ultra in a.m.
Effexor 37.5, Remeron 30 mg, Clonazepam .5 mg and Trazodone 75 mg for sleep/anxiety
2.5 mg methimazole for thyroid
Had some success with acupuncture
Osteopenia and other assorted ailments


Peety
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 2855
   Posted 12/20/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been taking it for YEARS and it works great. Absolutely no side effects or addiction issues, and I'm alert by morning. It helps me stay asleep.
I take it when I'm getting ready for bed. I can tell by 2 a.m. if I forgot to take it!
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete$$ probiotic powder at first, now Forte pills. Doing much better, but still having some bad days. 

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