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Re: lamical with ssri? JahL

Posted by jazzdog on November 2, 2001, at 17:23:34

In reply to Re: lamical with ssri? jazzdog, posted by JahL on November 2, 2001, at 13:04:06

> I met the director of this unit just the other day. Anything you want to know?
> It's pretty much the only treatment they have found to be of significant help. However Sulpiride & Amisulpride were mentioned as reliable anxiolytics, anxiety being thought to be an exacerbating (if not causal) factor in DP.
> I was on 400mg/Lamictal + 40mg/Prozac-the rec'd dose range-to little effect (though the Lamictal on its own helps a little). I've just switched to Celexa 20mg, possibly with the aim of going higher.
> Apparently Zoloft & Celexa are the preferred SSRIs in this instance. Prozac is thought to be too activating.
> BTW-did you know that only the 2nd DP unit in the world was recently-ish set up in, I think, NY?
> J (who also has chronic derealisation).
> (have you read the Maudsley website?)

JahL - I'm sorry the lamictal and prozac haven't been helpful. I read various earlier posts that turned up with a search of 'lamictal', and yours were some that gave me hope. Didn't you say you responded at 25 mg? Do you think you might have done better if you'd stayed there instead of titrating upward?

Thank god for the dpunit at Maudsley - otherwise there'd be no hope at all. There's so little research on this dissociative state, probably because its sufferers appear normal from the outside. But inside, we feel like we're sleepwalking through a dream. I have an incredibly fragmented sense of self, and feel disconnected from everything pretty much all the time.

Yes, I have seen the Maudsley site. Have you seen the depersonalization boards at




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