Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Lamictal, Dextrostat Klonopin combo

Posted by 3 Beer Effect on April 7, 2002, at 23:37:39

In reply to 3 Beers - Yoo-hoo. Where ARE you??, posted by Bekka H. on April 7, 2002, at 16:02:00

I don't have an appointment for another few weeks. I am going to stop taking my 2 mg daytime dose of Klonopin altogether by reducing .25 mg every 3 days.

I might try to lower & eventually eliminate the nightime dose of Klonopin, but the last time I tried that cold turkey I would wake up once per hour all night long. Maybe i'll titrate downwards gradually to either 1 or even 0 mg and use 50 or 75 mg of Benadryl as a substitute & to prevent the inevitable benzo rebound insomnia.

I think i'm getting tolerant to the effects of Klonopin anyways & Klonopin makes for a lousy sleeping pill, Benadryl puts me to sleep much faster than Klonopin.

I guess I won't be able to tell which med (Lamictal or Klonopin) is blunting the Dextrostat until I quit the Klonopin all together. I still have a feeling that its the Lamictal 150 mg, but I guess i'll find out in next few weeks as I gradually get rid of the Klonopin. I don't want to give up on the Lamictal just yet even though it doesn't seem to be doing much of anything, atleast not until I titrate up to 200 mg & stay there for one month- i've tried every other AD & they either haven't worked or gave me manic insomnia & anorgasmia (SSRIs), so i'm running out of choices. If the Lamictal doesn't work I might just have to go without an anti-depressant- I didn't plan on taking ADs for the rest of my life anyways.

I've been pretty dissapointed with the array of meds i've tried for social phobia and the depression that accompanies it. I think the only real medicine for social phobia is alcohol. Klonopin is supposed to be the "gold standard" for social phobia treatment but compared to alcohol it's a joke. I'll probably just go back to binge drinking on the weekends when I go back to college in the Fall & take Dexedrine or Ritalin during the week to study- I got better grades doing that than when I went to see a psychiatrist for the 1st time & was put on Zoloft & my grades immediately went down the toilet, resulting in a mental health medical withdrawl & the wasting of thousands of dollars on tuition, room & board.

3 Beers




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:3 Beer Effect thread:102276