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Is there a urine, blood or saliva test to check adrenaline levels - my doc prescribed 10mg amitriptaline for better sleep but w/o checking anything?

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Dr. William Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Avoid sleeping pills

We do not normally measure adrenaline.
If symptoms are of anxiety (fear, panic, tremor, sweating, fast heart, etc) and insomnia then there are lots of treatments, including amitriptyline. But best to focus on non-drug interventions for sleep (see: http://goo.Gl/jcscx) and anxiety (see: http://goo.Gl/aibdp). If these fail, then there are very effective psychological treatments too. Good luck!

In brief: Avoid sleeping pills

We do not normally measure adrenaline.
If symptoms are of anxiety (fear, panic, tremor, sweating, fast heart, etc) and insomnia then there are lots of treatments, including amitriptyline. But best to focus on non-drug interventions for sleep (see: http://goo.Gl/jcscx) and anxiety (see: http://goo.Gl/aibdp). If these fail, then there are very effective psychological treatments too. Good luck!
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