Posted by lostsailor on September 16, 2001, at 17:14:24
In reply to Re: Cyclothymia mood stabilizers, posted by ThatGuyJohn on September 8, 2001, at 11:51:52
Hey, here's a little info. Of the newer anti-depressents, only Wellburerin is really indicated often in the literature. Often, people with bp are given an ad only during a depressive episode and than taken off when it subsides or resolves it self. My doc, and I did the wellbutin/ celexa thing for quite a while, but I am also kept on a mood stabelizer (currently Neurontin)
As for Trazadone, I had a doc once tell me that he would not give to a dog. My shrink prescribes it often for sleep and I used it for a year , but could no longer tolerate the "hangover" I would have in the morning. I tried a bunch of meds for insomnia and found that benadryl worked the best. I told him that and wrote a script for aterax (both aterax and visteral are the same a benadral and are give to some for anxiety)so my insurence would cover the cost. Hope this was a help! In Peace, ~Tony
> Hey, thanks for that link, Sal. I am very new to this site, and just beginning to get a sense of the resources available here.
> I kinda questioned the logic of taking a straight anti-d when I have that tendency to swing up. But my best friend's little brother was treated with an activating drug for his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. This kid was a bundle of energy to begin with -- but on the meds he actually evened out.
> And I had the same immediate, really good response to Wellbutrin that the doc describes. In less than a week, I felt fantastic. I chalked it up to a placebo response then. Uh-oh... :-)
> So, BPs have a uniquely screwy chemistry, different from depressives? I don't know a lot about biochemistry, but am I right in drawing that conclusion? (And "screwy" probably isn't a diagnostic term, right?)
> I am sober, no recreational drugs or booze for 9 years, but a pal gave me a couple Klonopin for a very long flight. And it did nothing to sedate me. Maybe I'll just down a handful of speed next time, and I'll be out like a light.
> JUST KIDDING!