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Re: thanks, John L! (np) JohnL

Posted by Zo on August 2, 2001, at 22:46:25

In reply to Re: Zo, posted by JohnL on August 2, 2001, at 5:19:08

> Hi Zo,
> My first hunch would be to try to deal with Zyprexa again. And have your doctor work with you on the blood sugar issue. The longer you take it the less the side effects should become. I understand though if that is not an acceptable option. Risperdal is a good subsitute, but the trick is to stick with very low doses, like in the .25mg to 1mg range. If your doses were higher than that, there is the possibility you could go back and try Risperdal again at these low doses.
> It would require some time consuming creative online searching, but Amisulpride or Sulpriride would be good candidates. They are hard to get though without a prescription.
> I always suggest Adrafinil and have a lot of faith in it. That's because most people who try it end up liking it. Like all meds, there have been some failures with it however. But for the most part it has proven much more useful at this board to a lot of people than all the regular USA psychiatric meds we talk about. So I would definitely keep Adrafinil on your radar screen.
> But based on your response, I think the best bet would be to try to figure out a way to work with Zyprexa. If that just can't be, then the other options are worth exploring.
> John
> > John L - First, thanks for being on this board! I read you a lot!
> >
> > Maybe I asked you this in another thread, but what would you advise for someone who did magnificently well on Zyprexa, but for whom the weight gain and blood sugar problems forced me to go off it? My pdoc and I are currently combing the web, thinking about Zyprexa and Glucophage. Both Geodon and Ripserdal made me unpleasantly fatigued and dopey, during first week, so didn't continue.
> >
> > Am presently on Dex (happily, long term,) Effexor, and now, without Zyprexa, need trazadone & a benzo to sleep. This is 3rd week of Omega-3 trial for BPII, so far nothing much. Don't tolerate TCAs, SSRIs or Prozac, allergic to Wellbutrin. Other dxs: ADD, TLE and CFS.
> >
> > My head was the clearest ever, with Zyprexa.
> >
> > Do you see Adrafinil as a possiblity, in this mix? Any other med suggestions? Am willing to import!
> >
> > Thanks so much,
> > Zo




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