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Re: Lamictal and Trileptal SpreadDaALoha

Posted by Ritch on April 1, 2003, at 8:48:45

In reply to Re: Lamictal and Trileptal, posted by SpreadDaALoha on April 1, 2003, at 6:40:18

> I take 300mg Lamictal, 1500mg Keppra, and 2.5mg Selegiline. I just started the Selegiline two weeks ago. I am supposedly Bipolar II with severe social anxiety. Tomorrow is my psychiatrist appointment...I wonder what he will decide.
> I notice someone mentioned motivation to exercise on Lamictal. It's strange you mention that, because I recently started jogging frequently and I have never done that consistently. Who knows.
> I am really concerned about my social anxiety. You know that was my original reason to go to psych years ago! I tried Zoloft which helped for a while.
> My doc seems to promote psychotherapy for social anxiety (he has NEVER mentioned benzos; he had me quit the Neurontin because it does something similar to alcohol and the whole possible cancer thing seen in rats or something).
> I give him credit because he seems to be on top of things and very progressive. Last time he thought about doing Remeron instead of Selegiline. I don't know why he chose Selegiline. Tomorrow I am going to voice my serious concern about my anxiety.
> I wonder what drugs might be a good addition? Doesn't Klonopin lose it's effectiveness after time? Nardil and Parnate make me nervous about the diet issue. What about Maclomebide (or however you spell it)--I read it was just a little less effective than SSRI's in depression.
> Also, I can definitely relate to feeling sluggish from the Lamictal and/or Keppra. Last semester I took 16 credits in grad school (did fine with lots of energy) and now I am taking 12 and it is so rough (my dosages increased this semester). But let me tell you: I am thrilled to not be so irritable.
> So about this social anxiety. What to do?

Just one question for you: Did your doctor explain why he was adding the selegiline? Was it for your anxiety?




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