Silenor is a tricyclic antidepressant prescribed to patients experiencing depression or anxiety. Also known by its generic name doxepin, this medication is effective because of its ability to balance the brain’s neurotransmitters.
Silenor has the potential to produce an improved mood and feelings of well-being in some patients. Better sleep, relief from anxiety and tension and increased energy levels are other benefits of undergoing doxepin treatment.
Although not very common, some patients experience less serious to severe side effects while taking Silenor. Less serious side effects of doxepin are drowsiness, dizziness, dry mouth, blurred vision, constipation and trouble urinating. Other more serious Silenor side effects include intense heartburn, agitation, confusion, anxiety, shaking and severe abdominal pain. If any of these side effects get worse or last an unusually long time, tell your doctor right away.
Severe side effects of taking doxepin are severe dizziness, fast or irregular heartbeat, fainting, seizures, eye pain or swelling, widened pupils and vision changes. These effects should be taken very seriously, and you should seek medical attention right away if you notice them.
Even while taking Silenor exactly as prescribed, there is potential for patients to become dependent or even addicted to doxepin. Thankfully, The Recovery Village has many resources for people who develop an addiction to Silenor.
Signs of doxepin addiction include lost interest in hobbies or activities you once enjoyed, as well as an unusually obsessive preoccupation with finding and taking Silenor. Seek help right away if you notice these doxepin addiction signs in yourself or someone you love.
If you no longer wish to continue your Silenor treatment, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss your options for tapering off your doxepin dosage. Never stop taking Silenor cold turkey, as doing so can produce unwanted enhanced withdrawal symptoms.
The Recovery Village offers a variety of rehabilitation programs to fit patients’ unique needs. The first step in starting Silenor rehabilitation is to safely detox from doxepin. While at The Recovery Village, patients can safely detox from Silenor under the supervision of medically trained staff. After the Silenor is removed from the patient’s system, they can choose to enter either inpatient our outpatient doxepin rehab.
Regardless of the program they choose, all patients can participate in individual and group counseling as well as recreational therapy options while at The Recovery Village.
If you or someone you love is severely addicted to doxepin, inpatient Silenor rehab may be the right program for them. While at inpatient rehab, patients will live on campus at one of The Recovery Village’s designated inpatient doxepin centers. During their stay, patients can receive skills and knowledge to face their individual physical and psychological challenges of their doxepin addiction in a safe environment. They can also receive information on how to handle any co-occurring mental health disorders they may be trying to manage.
Sometimes the outside world can provide difficult distractions for those trying to treat their Silenor addiction, which is why living on campus is extremely beneficial during the recovery process.
Outpatient Silenor rehab is usually the next step patients take after finishing their inpatient therapy. During outpatient rehab, patients can live at home and still participate in their daily lives while coming to The Recovery Village for scheduled treatment appointments.
Patients can access individual and group therapy as well as receive help in handling any multiple mental health disorders they may be experiencing while in the outpatient Silenor rehab program. Some patients with less severe doxepin addiction may skip inpatient Silenor rehab and begin their recovery with the outpatient rehab program.
Talk to your doctor about what you are looking for in a Silenor rehab center, as this is an important step in achieving a life-long doxepin addiction recovery. You may want to consider how long you have been taking Silenor and the dosages you were prescribed when selecting the doxepin center that is right for you.
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