AFOAF has severe insomnia, and is keen to try doxymaline dissolved in water. She was going to try this
as you can see from my post about her, but the concerns raised in that thread remain: 1) caffeine
is a stimulant 2) even green tea often has caffeine in it 3) regardless of caffeine of not, diuretics like tea/coffee
go right through her, as they do many people, so if she were to drink this tea at say 11pm, finish it by 11.15pm and feel sleepy by 11.30pm, she would have to get up to go to the toilet at midnight, awakening her body at it's peak time of falling into sleep and thus destroying the point of the drug
, as she would then be 'awake' and unable to 're-find' the sedation (even though it would obviously still be present in her system, and highly active at that).
So AFOAF bascially needs to ingest the doxy with as little fluid as possible, in it's more concentrated format. Why not take it in it's original format as a pill? See the above linked-thread: no joy, hence wanting to follow the dissolving route due to the solubility water, and the effects described in that linked thread that seem to ease one to sleep.
AFOAF would like to know:
1) is it safe to dissolve the doxy in just water, with nothing else?
2) is it safe to do so in a very small amount of water (due to the diuretic/getting up to pee problem) so that she ingests as little fluid as possible before bed? i.e. the dose will be very concentrated in such a small amount of liquid
3) if the above is safe, this will mean she can literally down the drink in a few gulps.
if so, might she just as well swallow the pills instead?
i.e. do the apparent differing in effects between taking the pills, and that of dissolving the doxy and consuming it this way, have something to do with the length of time it takes to consume it this way, allowing it to slowly work (see linked thread: in a cup of tea, i.e. normally takes about 20 mins to consume the whole cup), or the mere fact it has been dissolved? (i.e. does not matter how long it takes to consume)
btw, doxylamine succinate is the active ingredient in Unisom, those who are unaware but with experience in diphenhydramine
might also be able to help, as the active drugs
in sleep-aids such as unisom, benadryl
etc either have the active ingredient of doxy, or active ingredient of diph.