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Taking a minimalist approach ...

Posted by Bob on December 5, 1999, at 20:37:50

In reply to Re: Meds Merry?-go-round-Bob, posted by Phil on December 5, 1999, at 11:30:21

> What's your current dosage of Nortriptyline?

75mg/d which I guess is at about the bottom of the therapeutic dosage range. I had started it as an augmentor to zoloft, but I got the idea that it was doing more for me after a while than the big Z. So, I got off of Z and I'm feeling better than I ever have, on a stable basis, on any SSRI I've taken (just Z, prozac, and paxil at various times). I've found Ntrip to be pretty sedating even at this level -- once I started it while I was still on the full dose of zoloft plus 1mg/d of clonazepam it was enough to aggravate my sleep apnea to the point of having sleep attacks. Now that I'm on the TCA/benzo-only combo, the sedation has backed off.

Funny you should ask here ... I just put my two cents in on your thread above (tho not with dosages).

JohnL, I know what you mean about being thankful. I understand the 1mg/d I take of clonazepam (klonopin) is pretty low as well, even though I am taking it for my panic disorder. It's so nice to respond WELL to a drug for a change!! I was on an anti-psychotic once, perphenazine, for some wellbutrin-induced spontaneous rages. Only 4mg, and I've heard that truly psychotic folks need WAAAAY more than that ... that stuff kicked my arse left and right -- sedation is hardly an appropriate term.





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