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Re: "It's a hard rain gonna fall"

Posted by Barry G. on March 16, 1999, at 14:19:22

In reply to Re: "It's a hard rain gonna fall", posted by Carol on March 15, 1999, at 7:59:31

> pej wrote:
> > I have had anxiety quite a bit along with dep.
> > This morning I added Wellbutrin to the clonazepam that I recently started (1.5 to 2 mg day).
> > Trying 150SR. Had not tried it without Paxil so doing a bit of an experiment. Ideas?
> pej: I agree that "medication roulette" is a royal pain. Unfortunately, I went through several years of that.
> I'm currently on Wellbutrin that is augmented with a little Desyrel (trazodone) and some lithium. I've been variously diagnosed as having aborderline personality disorder, dysthymia, and atypical depression. Combinations seem to be my best solution, to balance off all the symptoms. This combination also seems to keep me functional and working. I vary the trazodone a little bit at night to balance being able to sleep vs. not being too "druggy" in the morning.
> My Dr. has suggested that Wellbutrin (at somewhat high levels) has worked well for him for patients with med-resistant types of depression. I'm very careful with timing the dosage during the day to minimize the side effects.
> Good luck. E-mail me if you'd like any more info.
> Carol

Dear pej,

The write up was in New York Mag some time in Jan or Feb I believe. You could e-mail a doctor Lee Dante in Philly. He has alot of experience with the use of Naltrexone as an enhanser of antidepressants. Also talk with Wayne R. (on this chat net)who is using this along with Prozac and seems to be doing OK. Let me know how you are doing

Barry G.




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