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Re: okay, here we go... cpallen79

Posted by chemist on July 12, 2004, at 17:46:33

In reply to Re: okay, here we go..., posted by cpallen79 on July 12, 2004, at 17:16:26

please do keep us up to date, as so many folks seem to vaporize, and it's nice to hear if things work/don't work, as it is abundantly clear that few if any of us are satisfied with our med cocktails. every bit of information counts. thanks in advance, and best of luck, keep those posts coming, and take it slow: all these chemical are psychoactive, and i try to keep that in mind, being an impatient person myself (not implying that you are), and sometimes long trials are called for (lexapro seems like a candidate in your case) while others bomb immediately (such as seroquel and the lifeless buspar).....looking forward to your progress, chemist


> Hey Chemist, I will definetely keep you informed. I think you're right about the Lexapro, I've been very slow in my titration of it. I started in April, and have gone reallly slow, the most recent titration going up to 12.5 from 10. One tihng I've noticed is that adderall can kind of "poop out" my SSRI so to speak, so tweaking the adderall has been a real pain. I can't begin to emphasize how comforting this has been for me. Thank you for taking the time to help me with this! I will keep you guys posted on how this all works out.
> Chris
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> > > Hi Chemist,
> > > Thanks for the information! I've been on Lexapro at 12.5 for about a month or so now, so hopefully the anxiety isn't from that. My PDoc wants me to titrate up to 15 mgs. I'm a fan of the Lexapro because it's supposedly "cleaner" than other SSRIS, though I wish it was one that caused more sedation. I went back to a lower dose of adderall XR at 5mgs. I'm ditching the Buspar and will try Trazodone for sleep (PDOC called it in for me). I've also heard that it has mild anti-anxiety properties, but at this point I'm not keeping my fingers crossed. I just want some darn sleep and to have the agitation/anxiety stop. I was also given some ativan on hand but have had negative experiences with rebound anxiety from xanax so I'm a bit weary of them, plus there's the addiction potential of course.
> > > What do you guys think? Think that I'll be able to actually settle down one of these days? ugh
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> > hello there, chemist here....i think your plan - and i highly endorse and commend your consultation with your pdoc, by the way - has all the potential to work just fine. lexapro is pretty clean, in that it is a pure, single active enantiomer rather than the more side-effect prone racemate that is celexa, and i think maybe more than one month is called for in re: getting adjusted. remember, these things take time. you're right about anti-depressant activity of trazodone (pardon my earlier typos), lovingly dispensed in the 1970s and 1980s as Desyrel for depression. your worries about ativan are, in my estimation, a little bit overblown, and if you keep it to prn dosing, you'll do fine. xanax is a real tough one to bounce back from (see my post to Buckeye Fan) and you can rest assured (literally) that trazodone will have you slumbering away. please keep us informed, will you? all of this information is of great value to all of us, as we jump from med to med to med......all the best, chemist
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