Drug Ratings for DOXEPIN HYDROCHLORIDE

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 1  Insomnia This drug was prescribed my Dr. for Insomnia - I hate it!! It taste very unpleasant and my makes my stomach bloat every day. I am sick to my stomach every day! Has anyone had this experience? It doesn't work for insomnia I would not recommend it - I am getting off of it. F 43 3 weeks
.03-.06ml 1X D
4/14/2014

 4  for sleep Lightly head ache when i miss taking and feeling sluggish. M 58 1 days
25 mg
4/13/2014

 3  Insomnia Extremely ubpleasent taste in mouth and MAJOR weight Gain! 25 lbs in 2 months. Disappointed in my Dr.because we regularly discuss that I am overweight! Stopping IMMEDIATELY!!! F 29 2 months
25-50mg
3/22/2014
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 1  Sleep I took this drug for quit awhile 3-4 yrs ago with no side effect. Now I started taking again with terrible side effects. Worst my legs ache so bad it is hard to walk. They ache so bad at night so sleep. I have been bitchy, tired, sore, headaches but the worst are my legs. I have been wearing compression socks so I can walk. This has been horrible. Would not recommend. F 67 1 weeks
25mg
12/2/2013

 3  Insomnia, mild depression/ptsd Started at 25 mg; worked great for awhile then had to increase to 50 mg. At the higher dose, I had a huge increase in appetite and weight gain. And effectiveness still lessened over time. F 40 8 months
50 mg
10/22/2013

 1  Insomnia Vivid, chronic nightmarish dreams my brain never shut off! Waking 20 or more times a night, NOT helping the insomnia. Feeling bloated but not craving any foods, just the opposite. Dr. Said I was having a "rare" reaction to a mild sleep aid!! WTF!! I have felt out of control and manic, I am NEVER taking this again and I suggest NO one take this dangerous drug F 58 5 days
25mg
8/20/2013

 1  anxiety, depression, insomnia 4 days of straight sleeping, weight gain, jumpy-ness, increased anxiety, difficultly sleeping. RESTLESS LEG SYNDROME ! Started out on 75 mg once a night, I slept straight for the first four days of this drug, only waking up to go to the bathroom/take doxepin @ night, and change my sleeping position. After sleeping all that time i was finally able to get up during the day, but i had a huge lack of energy. I continued to take this drug and after 2 weeks i had put on 8 lbs, was very disappointed to find out that this is a common side-effect for doxepin because my Dr. (D.O) had assured me it wouldn't effect my weight. My third week was where i drew the line- I would take doxepin at 10pm with the knowledge that it would help me sleep, but 3 weeks into the medicine i noticed it not only made me wide awake, but it made me have TERRIBLE "restless leg syndrome" (RLS). It was so bad to the point where i would have to get out of bed and walk around consistently, which continued all throughout the night until around 6am. i decided to stop the drug immediately, cold turkey. I felt 10 times better, and had no withdrawal symptoms. i DO NOT suggest taking this medication. F 18 3 weeks
75 MG 1X D
8/5/2013
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 5   M 3 months
8/2/2013

 1  Sleep WIDE AWAKE! This drug is supposed to help make people sleepy, at least in some cases. For me, it just makes me wide awake. As the mechanism that makes doxepin a sleep drug is unknown, it's possible that it will work for you. Or not. M 57 7 days
6 mg 1X D
7/24/2013

 1  Anxiety and Depression Within 2 months, I have put on 20 pounds. Sure, slept a little better, but I am back on Trazadone to help aid in sleep. My doctor said to stop taking it and I did with no problems. I have always been a light eater, but on this medication I was chowing down food all day long. The sweets cravings were the worst. I actually had one of my kids going grocery shopping as I would buy out half the bakery! None of my clothes fit me anymore, except for sweat or PJ pants and it is too darn hot in Florida to wear sweats in July. I actually look as if I am pregnant. All the weight went to my stomach and breasts. I stopped on Monday and have already lost 4 pounds in 4 days. I don't think it did much for my anxiety. I will just do more meditation/yoga or other holistic/spiritual exercises to lower my anxiety.....and the kids do go back to school in 4 weeks or so....much of my anxiety is due to them being off for the summer...... F 44 2 months
50 1X D
7/12/2013
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 1  I have chronic pain and I was not s I was sleeping on the doxepin hcl at 50mg great. I did have very Vivid dreams. I gained 12 pounds in two weeks my face is really puffy eyes were puffy I wish it didn't have the side effects I would recommend it then I weighed 110 before and now after being being off two days with no sleep I weigh 117 F 43 2 weeks
50mg
7/6/2013
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 5  Fibromyalgia-not sleeping I don't notice side effects because this medication has been a godsend. I do have better luck w/elixir. The capsules don't seem to absorb in me like the elixir does F 48 8 years
3ml elixir
6/2/2013

 4  insomnia/anxiety drowsy for an hour in the morning, weight gain Doxepin is giving me a good nights rest because I am sleeping through the night or when I wake up, I fall back to sleep right away. Since I am on a low dose, I did not think I would have the weight gain but I have gained 10 lbs. I am hungry and crave sweets all the time. F 48 30 days
10MG 1X D
3/21/2013

 4  insomnia dry mouth, weight gain. Should not take this drug if over 65 and have BPH, because of urinary retention. Taper slowly. 20mg for 1-2 months, 10mg for 1-2 months, then 10mg every second day, then 10 mg every 2 days. Then off. Don't dwell on it. Exercise regularly. 65 35 years
25mg 1X D
3/14/2013

 5  hives and angioederma some dry mouth and increased appetite, sligh blurring vision. After suffering from hives and angioederma for the last twenty years i found an immunologist that prscribed tis medication for me and I can only say that ther has nevr been anything else that I have taken that has given me the relief that Doxepin has. As others have stated the prdnisone, atarax, zyrtec stopped having any effect. Any side effects are well worth the results. M 70 40 days
100 1X D
2/21/2013
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 4  Headaches, loss of husband No side effects! No weight gain! Kept my running to the normal and did not gain weight like so many others say! I found relieve for my constant headaches for a long time! I didn't have to take as much pain medication while I was on Doxepin. The only thing was that after three years the result started to fade and an increase in the dosage didn't make a difference in the reoccurrence of the headaches. I tapered off, taking sthg else for the headaches at that point. Now it's Neurontin that I take, and it seems to work. F 44 5 years
50 MG
2/2/2013
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 1  Insomnia, depression SIGNIFICANT weight gain...about 40 lbs in 5 months. Dry mouth that was uncomfortable but tolerable. Worked well for sleep for me...I fall asleep almost exactly 2 hours after I take it. Helped stabilize mood and improved some symptoms of depression. Maybe more vivid dreams than usual. Major problem: Fast, significant weight gain. I mentioned side effect to my MD and he suggested diet and exercise. I have been much better about both, but weight gain continues just as fast as it did before, mostly around belly. Friends and family have tactfully mentioned my abrupt change in body type and have said they are worried about me. Had to buy all new clothes since nothing fits me anymore. It is getting to the point where I feel so terrible about my body that I hate going out in public. I avoid windows and mirrors so I can't see my reflection. It is not worth it for me anymore. I probably should have gone off much sooner. I have been tapering off over the last 3 weeks. Experiencing some headaches from withdrawal but I can deal with that. Now if only the pounds would disappear as fast as they came on...... F 25 5 months
200mg 1X D
1/20/2013

 4  Yes I took doxopin and just stopped two days ago 1/2/2013. I also gained 14lbs every month almost in April I weighed 185lbs and now January I weigh 235... I had a bad weed habbit and quit on Easter of 2012. I feel great no anxiety and am healthy. 6'5" 235lbs. Thanks Dr.wall M 27 1 years
30 mg
1/3/2013
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 1  Sleep Fitful sleep, I take prazosin for nightmares (ptsd) and it works, but while takin doxepin, I have horrible nightmares. I wake up not knowing where the fuck I'm at or who I am. So instinctually I go back to sleep, which has got me in some serious trouble. I thought my memory was bad before. 10x worse now. It takes me forever to read my watch. In a month I've gained 15llbs, even though I run and workout every day. And the icing on the cake I'm a danger behind the wheel of my car, I get so confused in traffic that I just shut down mentally and physically. Not what you would expect from a guy with an over 140 IQ. M 23 1 months
25mg
10/17/2012
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 3  sleeping pill None F 51 3 years
10mg
9/1/2012

 4  depression, anxiety, oab,ibs none that out weighted the benefits When I started taking this drug years ago it was brand name which had a greater efficacy than the generic versions today. Currently taking generic from Mylan. It seems to take more of it to do the same job as the name brand did. M 63 20 years
150 mg 1X D
8/12/2012

 1  Migraine Preventative/Insomnia Doxepin and I did not mix well at all. I was taking it as a migraine preventative with a side effect of "better sleep". Total bull crap. While it has helped my migraines, the weight gain, sweets craving, horrible nightmares, and dry mouth outweigh the benefits for me. The nightmares are so bad. In the last 6 months, I have awakened my husband probably 20 times thinking that whatever I was dreaming about was real and I was deathly afraid. I stopped taking Doxepin 3 days ago, and while I've not felt any withdrawal symptoms, I am still having terrible nightmares. I have lost about 2 pounds in those 3 days though. The day after I stopped Doxepin, I had 0 cravings (Thank goodness). Another problem I'm having with my discontinued use is severe insomnia. I've slept 3.5 hours in the last 2 nights. I'd kill for a night of rest. :( F 25 3 months
50 mg
6/28/2012
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 1  Insomnia I've been on it for 3 days and I've gained 5 lbs!! I feel "hung over" & only sleep 2 hours. Dry mouth, weird dreams,etc... The weight gain is the worst. No change in my eating habits. It was fast! The side effects are horrible!! F 39 3 days
50mg
5/12/2012

 3  I am taking it to stablize me Dry mouth,vivid crazy nightmares,sleepyness,droggy I like it alot it helps me with my depression and gets me thru the nite helping me sleep but i could live without the vivid dreams. F 24 3 months
50 mf 1X D
4/26/2012
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 5  Bad hives BAD weight gain, tired in the morning, crave sweets, dry mouth, and I believe some memory loss...can't remember! Six doctors searched for a year to find out why I had horrible hives all the time. It was given to me as "just try it"... and it worked! I have zero flare ups when I am on it, but as soon as I don't take it...the hives are back! I have put on 50 - 60 pounds over the past 4 years and would love to try somethig else that works just as good. I hate being fat...but the hives were worse. I have to take it every night an hour before I go to bed and I will sleep ALL night...but if I try to get of off it, I can't sleep at all. M 43 4 years
50 MG 1X D
4/11/2012
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 1  Insomnia Took in the form of 6 mg tablets of Silenor along with Rozerem. Did not work at all. Did not sleep. Am wide awake today. Ended up taking 2 more 6 mg after several hours because it looked safe since Silenor is such a low dose of the Doxepin HCL. Not worth it at all! Did not work last night (slept maybe 3-4 hours fitfully) from around 4 am and was wide awake at 7 am, no drowsiness the next day! No weird reactions, crap just did nothing! Ended up taking 18 mg of Silenor for 1st time (just got samples); 8 mg of Rozerem (did not work either), 2 doses of Benadryl (more than 4 hours apart), Ibuprofen, 9 mg of Melatonin and 1 mg of Klonopin, and still no sleeop! Even took Guanfacine (3 mg) for Adult ADHD (also have depression, panic attacks, general anxiety, along with insomnia, trouble staying asleep, and the ADHD (Guafacine had a sedative effect for about 3 nights, but still take for the ADHD. Silenor sucks, too! Have also tried Trazedone, Restoril, Seroquel, Mirtazapine, other trycyclics, Lunesta, and Ambien. Beginning to think Benadryl and Melatonin work better! Am ready to try a barbituate-based sleep medicine if my Dr. will give me a few for a few nights of sleep! Only slept 2 out of the last 8 nights, constantly woke up but was at least able to get back to sleep those 2 nights. Usually cannot fall asleeo or wake up after 1 1/2 -2 hours and stay awake. IAt least this worthless medicine was given via samples! Ambien never worked great, Lunesta never worked great (and lleft a bad taste), Trazedone and Restoril were like taking nothing, Seroquel made me feel sub-human, Mirtazapine (?) made me stutter terrible and feel like crap. Trycyclics make me fat and I have to take large doses for sleep. I am so tired of this! F 42 1 days
18 mg 1X D
3/31/2012
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 3  Itch relief I really didnt expierience side effects M 14 2 months
10 mg
3/26/2012

 1  migrane preventative Worst drug EVER noticeable hair loss and weight gain eye pain and restless legs and arms and Maybe 4 hrs of sleep per night if I'm lucky and I still have migranes ;( F 39 3 months
50mg
3/14/2012
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 1  Horrible itching For three days it seemed great. This is the 4th night; itching worst ever. Unable to sleep This seems to be a dangerous drug. I'm not taking any more and will depend instead on acupunture and healing hands. F 84 4 days
10 1X D
2/26/2012

 4  for sleep For the 1st time takin dox i took 2 and i was out ,but i was up at like 3;30am i went to sleep at 7 pm i did fall asleep again ,but i was alil googally in the mornin. M 57 1 days
75mg
1/11/2012
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 3  Insomnia weight gain I tried taking the 3 mg. compounded version, as my insurance wouldn't pay for the Silenor because it's so expensive. The 3 mg. didn't help. So, I tried emptying out part of a 10 mg. capsule to approximate around 6 mg., which helped but still didn't get me 7-8 hrs. of sleep per night. For the past two or three months I've been taking the 10 mg. per night, which at first made me groggy upon waking, but now just allows me to stay asleep all night or if I do wake up, I'm able to go back to sleep right away and I feel great the next morning. However, I've gained 10-15 lbs. in this period of time, without changing my eating habits. I don't really feel hungrier than I did before, nor do I feel that I consume more than I did. However, the weight gain is piling on and I can't keep it up. So, I'm going to try to reduce the dosage to 6 mg. and then 3 mg. to see if I can get some sleep and lose some weight. The weight gain and mild constipation are the only side effects I've had but the weight gain is enough for me to try to get off of it. F 56 5 months
10 mg. 1X D
1/4/2012

 5  Insomnia I was tired for the first 2 days, but now wake up feeling pretty good. This is a wonder drug for me. For years I have been waking up around 2:00 A.M., and lay awake for up to 2 hours. I would be tired all day, and fall asleep in the evening. Now, I sleep through the night. If I wake up, I can roll over and get right back to sleep. I dream every night, which I have never done. No nightmares. I get 7-8 hours most nights, and often sleep through my wife's alarm, which used to wake me up easily. Great stuff - wish I had discovered this years ago. M 51 3 months
50 mg 1X D
12/29/2011
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 1  Insomnia Instead of keeping me asleep, it made me wake up 20 times more frequently! Felt very sedated all the next day, and tired, due to not sleeping! Morton Grove Doxepin Elixir (Liquid) this generic brand was not effective for sleep for more, in fact it made me wake up about 20 times a night. I kept waking up and falling asleep and waking up. Bad.Anyone have better luck with different drug manufacturer? Different generics do act differently for me. I was only taking 3 milligrams, tiny dose, sometimes less. Doxepin is a potent Antihistamine! F 39 30 days
3 mg 1X D
12/27/2011

 4  Migraines I have a hard time getting out of bed. I am having some anger mood swings once and a while with out reasons for them. Always craving sweets. I am on 200mg a day to control my sever migraines. It has helped a great deal. I take 1 in the morning and 3 at night as prescribed by my doctor. I am always very tired but have migraines maybe once every few days. F 20 1 months
50 4X D
12/23/2011
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 4  Severe uticaria/ chronic hives Getting out of bed in the morning was like waking from death. About a month into the therapy started packing on the pounds. Dry mouth. I would recommend the Doxepin for anyone, like me, who gets severe, entire body swells to the point of bruising, hives. Doctors tried everything: OTC antihistamines, prescription antihistamines, anything with both H1 and H2 blockers. I tried acupuncture, oatmeal baths, herbals, anything - I'd run through fire if I thought that would help. Until Doxepin the ONLY thing that worked was Prednisone with all its dire warnings and an occasional Epi shot. So I loved the Doxepin - until I started to get FAT. I have been offf the Dox for a month now and still - clothes don't fit. Have really adjusted my diet and lifestyle. Can anyone tell me when the cravings and weight gain will please just go away? F 48 120 days
25 mg 1X D
12/19/2011
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 1  was not sleeping during the night I was having severe night sweats, swelling of my hands and ankles and dry mouth so bad that my tongue literally felt stuck to the roof of my mouth. I felt extremely sluggish the next day up until about noon then it gradually wore off. Also had strong heart palpitations which made me feel that I was having a stroke because my arms and legs felt very heavy in the morning and it was hard for me to get around. What kind of doctor would even consider putting their patient on this medication? Obviously my doctor did not know me well enough- after spending over an hour explaining just how sensitive that I am in taking medicine. I have reactions to medications that most people do not but one thing I do know is that Doxepin is definitely not for me and I will not take it ever again!! If you want to feel miserable and have cravings for sweet things all the time and have dry mouth so bad that your tongue literally sticks to the roof of your mouth and the next morning you wake up feeling very sluggish and really do not come out of this fog until about noon. This is a very serious drug that can harm alot of people especially people like me who are extremely sensitive to medications. F 52 2 months
75 mg 1X D
12/7/2011

 1  Insomnia Taste perversion, drymouth and throat, painful in mornings. When I began taking this it worked well for falling asleep, but had to have about 10 hours to sleep or would wake groggy. By third day, I was awakening with very dry mouth and throat that made the tongue, gums, and throat burn. Taste of EVERYTHING is terrible. Stopped taking after third day, and dry mouth has pretty much gone away, but the taste perversion is still terrible... hoping it will go away. M 47 3 days
100 MG 1X D
11/23/2011
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 3  Depression, Sleep, Weight Gain It caused sleepiness, but more than 50 mg. daily caused an asthma attack. I'm assuming that this is due to the antihistamine in it. It also caused Cervical Dystonia (a neurological condition of the neck) as well as impeded urine flow. Additionally, it made me groggy the next day and sometimes weak. I did gain some weight (which I desperately needed to) from this drug and it did help me sleep. You just have to be careful about not taking too much of it, especially if you have asthma or another breathing problem. M 49 4 years
25 MG 1X D
10/25/2011

 4  For vertigo. When I tried to get off of it I felt like I was coming unglued. No energy, felt confused and to mention the weight gain, all I want is sweets breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This was prescribed for me by a neurologist. It really helped my vertigo. I sleep very well and all night if I don't eat desserts late in the evening. Another thing I like about doxepin it makes me very energetic. It has its pros and cons, but as for me, I'm better on it. F 51 4 years
75MG 1X D
9/24/2011

 1  Insomnia This drug is toxic. This is not good medicine for itching (similarly to atarax)! Itching can be due to liver damage: doxepin is antidepressant and it makes liver damage worse. Use regular antihistamines for itching. Be very careful with withdrawal. It can kill you. serotonin 5-HT2A receptor. M 30
1X D
9/11/2011

 5  depression, anxiety, insomnia I've been on a low dose for several years. This drug helps me a lot with irritability and insomnia..however the withdrawal from this med is a monster. It's a bit like having a migraine without the pain after several days off the drug. Extreme irritability can also be an issue when abruptly discontinuing the drug. Biggest issue is that even the lowest dose leaves me groggy and I can only take it when I have a regular sleep schedule. Effective drug but should only be taken if the side effects can be tolerated and for those who have a stable schedule. F 40 2 years
5 mg 1X D
9/2/2011
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 5  anxiety weight gain, appetite good med M 40 7 years
75 1X D
8/25/2011

 3  Allergies Did not see a change in allergies. Was previously taken Zoloft, but since Doxepin is also an Anti-depresant I had to only take it. After 3 weeks on the Doxepin my husband told me he was very concerned for me. My anger and temper had become so trigger happy so to speak, I was always flying off the handle. EVEN when I did not need to. Some other side effects- Stiff all the time, feeling of heaviness in the mid-section, groggy atleast until after lunch time. I did sleep much better at night but it was such a heavy sleep that my body was very sore the next day. I was supposed to get up to 200 mg daily, but couldn't stand the side effects of it anymore. Needless to say I stopped taking the Doxepin and 3 days back on the Zoloft and I am almost back to normal. F 40 3 weeks
130 mg 1X D
8/22/2011
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 1  Sleep Felt horrible on the drug and the sleep felt toxic After 5 tiny doses I stopped the drug and went into horrid withdrawals. It has now been 12 months off of it and I am totally disabled with neurologic symptoms I never had. Doctor says it was an adverse reaction. All I know is it ruined my life and my career. Please contact me if you have had an adverse reaction to this drug M 63 5 days
6 mg 1X D
8/7/2011
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 2  Migraines depression, fatigue My daughter started taking this 2 months ago.(25mg) The first week she was quite depressed. The pharmacy said to give it a few days. She was more like herslf after 6 days. The Neurologist bumped her up slowly to 100 mg. Said that since it seemed to help with her migraines we should try to increase it a bit more. Now I'm worried her increasing depression will lead to suicidal thoughts. I've asked today to come off it. Please do NOT take this med! F 16 2 months
100 1X D
7/26/2011
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 1  insomnia, anxiety Terrible nightmares, groggy & headache next day, eye twitches daily, lethargic, and weight gain. 1st nite I slept 12 hrs!! (I usually sleep 4-6 hrs). However, I stayed on the couch all day due to "hangover feeling".., headaches, groggy, sluggish... After a few weeks, it didn't help much with sleep. Plus, the Nightmares and side effects weren't worth it. Stopped Doxepin several days ago and have a pounding Headache! Plus, my eye is still Twitching. Energy is returning tho. F 51 1 months
10-25 mg 1X D
7/24/2011

 2  anxiety depression drowsy, sleep disturbance, amnesia, fatigue, fast thoughts M 30 20 days
25 1X D
7/21/2011
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 1  Sleep OUT OF CONTROL WEIGHT GAIN, I went up 2 cup sizes in my bra, constipation, hair loss, change in the texture of my hair in places on my head, dry mouth, craving for sweets and cupcakes, swollen ankles, crazy dreams, daytime drowziness and probably other side effects that I can't think of...oh memory loss!!! Physicans should warn you of the long term side effects of this medicine. The weight gain is insane!!!! I was taking it because I had trouble sleeping but I'll take being awake over craving a red velvet cupcake at 3 am. F 30 3 years
100 MG 1X D
6/23/2011
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 4  Urticaria/Hives I started taking Doxepin for Urticaria/Hives,for a unknown food allergy.I have been dealing with this allergy for 3 years and have tried every drug under the sun with no suscess. The Doc put me on Doxepin and it worked great however within 3 months I have gained nearly 15 pounds,this sucks. I went from 115lb to 130lb. I think I rather itch!!Now to figure out how to loose it..and to find another drug that will work for my me. Thanks to everyone that posted comments about the weight gain, I did read on the RX info that weight gain was a side afect, however i didnt think it was going to be this bad. F 38 3 months
30 MG 1X D
3/30/2011
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 4  sleep problems i gained 30 to 40 LBS when i took this drug every night Now i only take it when i need sleep maybe once a week, the weight came off, and i never take the full dose, I open the capsule and dump out half or so of the powder depending on how much sleep i want. Its good to note that you should not take this drug unless you have at least 8 hours to sleep! The reason so many people have trouble functioning after this drug is because they do not let themselves get a full 8 hours or more! M 28 5 years
100 mg 1X AN
3/29/2011
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 3  severe swelling in face and throat None Hoping this works been 3 years with severe swelling hives and itches and never allergic to anything before. Still can't finure out why. So really hoping this works!!! M 50 3 days
10 mg 1X D
3/2/2011

 1  insomnia, bipolar depression Weight gain, irritability, grogginess, interrupted sleep, difficulty focussing, hunger. F 56 30 days
75 mg 1X D
2/15/2011

 2  Insomnia Dizziness, Very sluggish, tired, and "achey" the next day. Sluggish, etc. After battling with insomnia for many years and trying numerous meds, I asked my psych. for something else to try. She suggested Doxepin. Very suspect about this drug. Only took it once last night and I feel like hammered sh*t today. I did not want to get up this morning. I will give it one or two more days at 10 mg/ just before bedtime before I trash this experiment. At various times over the last ten years, I have tried Ambien, Ambien CR, Lunesta, Sonata, Xanax, Ativan, Neurontin, Lyrica, Chlorazepate, Restoril for trying to get to sleep and stay asleep. I should note that I have peripheral neuropathy in my feet that flares up at night and interfers with getting to and staying asleep. M 48 1 days
10 MG 1X D
2/9/2011
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 1  insomnia weight gain, woke up feeling hung over, headaches thruout the day, food cravings, sluggish, unmotivated dr put me on this for insomnia. over the last 2 wks i have put on almost a pound a day. normally very active and in shape, i like so many others on this blog have felt bloated and miserable. just assumed it was winter but having read these other comments i now know it's the drug! F 52 45 days
10mg 1X D
1/28/2011

 3  insomnia/depression, anxiety I started taking one doxepin per night about 3 months ago in hopes that I would have an easier time falling asleep and less panic attacks. It's worked well, but I was unaware of the weight gain and I find it incredibly hard to get up in the mornings. Though it's probably been a year since I've had sexual intercourse with anyone, I've also stopped my period completely for some reason. Has anyone else had this problem? F 18 3 months
25 mg 1X D
1/11/2011

 4  insomnia Drowsiness, slight hangover feeling the next morning, food cravings especially carbs I'm taking the brand name Silenor for insomnia and it works great. It's sometimes difficult to wake up the next morning but I'm now able to fall asleep within half an hour and can get 7 - 8 hours of solid sleep. The carb cravings are annoying but so far any weight gain from that is negligible. I'll gladly trade a few pounds for some good sleep. F 33 3 months
3 1X D
1/7/2011
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 5  Insomnia None Used half a 10 mg capsule to approximate Silenor 6 mg. M 40 30 days
5 mg 1X D
12/27/2010

 3  Depression, anxiety Weight gain (which I needed), sensitivity to sun (especially on my face), vivid dreams. Some loss of body hair (legs). Worst part was during withdrawal, when urination became a literal strain, truly painful. Having taken different ADs, I can say doxepin probably lifted my overall mood better than any of them. However, the sensitivity to sun (I live in Florida) got to be annoying (constant redness around my brows and nose). For about a month after quitting, I would be in severe pain when urinating, practically having to force it out. M 51 3 months
75 1X D
11/21/2010

 2  Intrusive fibromyalgia pain Weight gain, intense sugar and other food cravings, vivid dreams, difficulty waking in AM. The side effects of this drug far outweigh the benefits to me. The food cravings drive me crazy and I've gained about 30 lbs in 3 months. I plan on talking to my Dr. about discontinuing on my next visit. Will reduce to 10 MG right away. F 40 3 months
20 MG 1X D
11/9/2010

 1  Allergic reactions I started taking Doxepin for rashes/itching right after my honeymoon. I was in great shape and now 3 months later I have gained nearly 15 pounds. My Dr never told me weight gain was a side effect. I was going through all kinds of test to figure out why I was gaining weight. I thought I was pregnant several times. It helped with the itching but I will take it all back if I can loose these 15 pounds. Now I have to figure out how to loose the weight as fast as I put it on, besides throwing those pill AWAY!!!! F 26 3 months
25 1X D
11/4/2010

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