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Inositol and lithium orotate

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by soundasacrystal, May 8, 2017.

  1. soundasacrystal

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    I just wanted to report that I'm doing better with sleep. On nights when I struggle to sleep I know I can take Inositol and lithium and I will sleep. I only need a very low dose of both and I don't take them every night. Inositol in particular can cause vivid dreams and wakeups because it increases neurotransmitter activity, but I'd rather have that than no sleep. I took it last night because I was feeling wide awake and I slept all night without a problem. Inositol can cause brain fog at the higher doses, but I found that if I keep my dose low and only take it at night I don't experience that. It also has the pleasant side effect of being an antidepressant.

    Just wanted to share my experience in case it helps someone.
     
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    @soundasacrystal - I've been taking inositol at night for several months, it did help me a lot with sleep when I first took it. and I also take a low dose of lithium orotate as well. a few months ago I finished a 7 or 8 month taper off a long-term low dose use of lorazepam (taken in the middle of the night for sleep) and got insane insomnia which the inositol would not touch. But after a lot of experimentation am finding that calcium pyruvate is very helpful now for sleep - it is a glutamate scavenger. I had also tried resveratrol another glutamate scavenger, but it left me feeling quite drugged and tired ....

    With the calcium pyruvate I am dreaming a lot more, which is rather nice :)
     
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    @Mary Benzo withdrawal insomnia is brutal. I've been through a lot of that. I'm glad you found something that works! I'll have to remember that for the future.
     
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    What dose of inositol do you take?
     
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    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois Prairie ❀❤✿Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ✿❤❀

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    @soundasacrystal - thanks. Mine is 600 mg/quarter teaspoon, so I should be fine.
     
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