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  1. Yes, it is a well known side effect, OTC Zantac clears it up for me.
  2. I did not say that.
  3. Meds that are sedating by way of antihistamine action tend to poop out, at least for sleeping. Trazodone came out in the late 1970's or early 80's as brand name Desyrel. As an antidepressant it has not proved very successful; it has certainly been on the market for decades and had pleanty of time to prove itself. Trazadone is mainly used off label.
  4. Lithium, lamictal, clozaril, Adderall, klonopin,inderal, zofran, thorazine, and halcion (that's all your meds save one) have been on the market at least 10 years, some more than 20 years. How long must a med be in use before it is considered "safe"; that the risks are well known as are the benefits ? I consider 10 years to be long term and that side effects become well known when a med is 10 years old. Worrying about the long term effects of meds that have been on the market long term seems a a pointless exercise.
  5. It took more than a week for the insomnia to subside. Even heroic doses of Z drugs and benzos did not work. After a week of 2 the insomnia stopped by itself. I think 1 week is too soon to assume Abilify will give you permanent insomnia.
  6. Wellbutrin is off patent so there is no money in it.
  7. It has the incidence of seizure no greater than most of the other antidepressants.
  8. IT is safe to assume if your doc prescribed them for you , it is OK. THe pharmacist can answer this question, also. It is common to need more than one med to control hypertension.We are not docs so we can't answer your question, but your doc or a pharmacist can.
  9. A much better strategy is to accept any answer and not criticize it or indicate you find it wanting. It is something that people will take time out of their day and respond to each other, trying to help. Asking for nothing in return.
  10. Did a quick google search on negative symptoms and it seems they can occur in many kinds of mental illness but by far when you are talking about negative symptoms it is in the context of schizophrenia.
  11. Like most things, you do and feel your best when well rested. Stress is the big instigator of depressive episodes with me. Being well rested I am less stressed and better able to deal with stress.
  12. Too many drugs not given long enough proves nothing. Treatment resistant is not a diagnosis nor a word used by docs as it has no standardised meaning.
  13. 25 mg amitriptyline is not a therapeutic dose so it is unlikely to be doing anything and I would be surprised if it had withdrawals at that dose.