Posted by Ritch on March 9, 2002, at 17:24:58
In reply to Re: Receptors and ADs (rather long) » BarbaraCat, posted by IsoM on March 9, 2002, at 14:23:19
> I now take adrafinil (Olmifon) along with my Celexa. Provigil is similar to Olmifon. It's supposed to increase over-all brain metabolism & I thought I'd see if I could do without Paxil & give it one more try. When I stopped the Paxil, I didn't even notice. No return of symptoms - nothing! I attribute it to the adrafinil. Nothing else is different. Nothing else explains it.
> Anyway, that's my experience. I would love to see if Provigil prescribed for those wishing to discontinue their SSRIs would relieve their symptoms like it did for me. Perhaps as Provigil is prescribed more in the future, we'll read some study about it. I've noticed from various postings here in PB that people who are bipolar don't seem to react good to Provigil, so it's obviously not the answer for everyone.
Haven't talked to you in a while. You are onto something for sure. Well... I am off Wellbutrin after a dysphoric/insomnia/hostility episode. So, my meds are a combo of (all very low dose) Neurontin+Dexedrine Celexa+Klonopin and it is working quite well. This pstim has a noticeable *calming* effect that I find very striking. Adderall had a "wavy", "buzzy" quality about it that was very noticeable during the day with unwanted panic-like anxiety. I am sleeping better and the mild ultradian (during the day) cycling has stopped. I find that it controls my impulsiveness better than Adderall did (although I don't feel as focused). But, to get to your point about using a pstim to help "cover" an SSRI withdrawal-I think it might be possible-maybe if the person taking the SSRI is taking it primarily for depression (not anxiety disorders). As far as bipolar folks having trouble with it - I am not so sure. I have got mixed bipolar and ADHD and so far isn't causing any trouble.