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Re: Help! Mania....

Posted by lepus on February 2, 2004, at 19:59:45

In reply to Help! Mania...., posted by EtktRide on February 2, 2004, at 19:13:55

> In the past month I suddenly started having nights where I simply could not sleep and organized and cleaned everything in the house. I had been on Zoloft 150mg for about a year and Klonopin for anxiety at night then this suddenly started.
> The doctor gave me 300 mg of Neurontin at night and then I had another 48 hour episode and I was so anxious that I felt like I was coming apart at the seams. So she bumped me to 300 mg three times a day. I still feel amped at nighttime and Yoga, meditation and relaxation exercies are not working. I cannot fall asleep unless I take 1.5 mg of Klonopin and then I am really drugged.
> Anyone have anything like this?

My first thought would be that you are experiencing med-induced bipolar symptoms (not sleeping, cleaning)so adding a mood stabilizer was a good idea. It would appear it is either not working for you or you need to taper down on the Zoloft or quit it entirely and add another mood stabilizer such as Lamictal or an AD such as Wellbutrin which supposedly shouldn't make you cycle. There are many cases and many theories that ADs can add to bipolar symptoms although many psychiatrists seem to be completely oblivious to this theory, mine included.

Bring it up with your pdoc and see what happens and I hope you begin to find some answers. Sorry you are suffering.




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