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Re: Low-No Energy on Meds

Posted by claudeah on June 19, 1999, at 23:09:49

In reply to Re: Low-No Energy on Meds, posted by JohnL on June 19, 1999, at 3:53:47

> Strange, even Wellbutrin? Oh well. For what it's worth, Lamactil is supposed to be the more stimulating of the two, while some describe neurontin as being very sedating. But there is also debate, because some people get stimulated on one but not the other. And some get sedated with either. Considering your quirkiness to side effects (me too, you're not alone) you should try one at a time to avoid confusing the issue. It's funny, in the medicine of herbs, they treat "like with like". That would mean, theoretically, if you have sedation problems try something rather sedating to become stimulated and vica-versa. Doesn't make sense to me, but that's the way they treat, and it's fuel for thought. Anyway, I don't see mention of stimulants in your post. You know, some heavy-hitter doctors out there use these a lot because they not only relieve depression quickly (days, not weeks), but they might be just what you need to counteract sedation and weight gain. They are given along with antidepressants frequently. Ask your doc about it. There are several with different characteristics to choose from. The most common seems to be Ritalin, but there are others. Worth a try. Best wishes. JohnL


I should say that while on tegretal, wellbutrin, and lithium (yes combined) my weight stayed the same, but I was tired all the time (for about 4 years) until January. Then I started going a little bit (is there such a thing) manic. Spent a lot of $$$ on things like buying a ticket to Paris on Tuesday and leaving on Thursday---at least when I went to Rome I had two weeks notice. Was really starting to get out of control. The one at a time thing hasn't seemed to work for me because if I don't have something for the mania or the depression I get hit by the one I don't have the medication for.

But I'm not giving up. I suppose I would rather be fat, stable and employed than trim, unstable and unemployed. Sigh--I guess that's why I'll keep giving money for research. Somebody has got to get it right!


And good luck to everyone!





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