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Re: Depakote for dysthymia? Else JohnL

Posted by Else on August 1, 2001, at 6:54:57

In reply to Re: Depakote for dysthymia? Else, posted by JohnL on July 31, 2001, at 18:17:08

I've been told it feels like a very strong antihistamine. That would make me think it does indeed dull the senses because even something as benign as Benadryl does. But I have not tried it and you have, so perhaps you're correct. Still I don't think it would be good for dysthymia, especially combined with Prozac and even more especially if Prozac has not worked in the past.

> > Zyprexa is likely to dull senses as well.
> Not even. Wrongo, big time. I've never felt better in my life. And I could show countless names of regular people just like me who have had wonderful responses to the medications I talk about. In actuality, Zyprexa can dull the senses, but not likely at low doses. That's the whole trick with the APs. They act one way at low doses, and completely different at high doses. For depression related symptoms, high doses are all wrong. Just my opinion. :-)
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> > > > I have been on Prozac for bipolar depression ever since it came on the market. The past two years or so I have had a problem with persistant dysthymia and insomnia( well I've always had the insomnia). I finally saw a pdoc and he perscribed Depakote(250mg)in addition to the Prozac. Everything I read says it's for mania, which I never had. Does this make sense? Additionally, I take Xanax and benedryl at night to get to sleep.I am new here. Thank you, Collette
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> > > Just my opinion, but I think the doc made a wrong choice. Depakote is likely to further dull your emotions, which is not exactly what you want to do for dysthymia. It's just the opposite actually.
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> > > Instead, my all time number one pick to combine with Prozac is Zyprexa. Zyprexa 5mg at dinner time will completely wipe out your insomnia, and turbocharge the Prozac at the same time. Wonderful combination. My own experience verifies this, but it is based on clinical research.
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> > > I could be wrong, and Depakote might work, but I seriously doubt it. The last thing you want to do is dull your senses, and that's what Depakote is likely to do.
> > > John




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