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Re: Chronic Agitation, Anger, Impatience

Posted by betternow on September 30, 2004, at 22:57:29

In reply to Re: Chronic Agitation, Anger, Impatience, posted by verne on September 30, 2004, at 22:25:42

> Being borderline I have problems with anger and even rage - or used to. I noticed my outbursts were worse when I took benzos like ativan. Like alcohol, it lowered my inhibitions.
> I'm taking inderal for high blood pressure but it also helps with anxiety and anger. It is sometimes prescribed for "rage" and is very calming.
> I'm also taking cymbalta and have noticed a slight increase in anger. Some of the SSRI's like prozac seem to do that. When prozac first came out I was in the hospital with a bunch of patients who had lost their temper and even attacked people while on prozac. It was the talk of group therapy.
> Meditation may also help with temper or any overheating emotions.
> verne

Thanks for your input verne.

I do take ativan only once a day before bed. I take it with 5mg ambien. It seems too help me stay asleep. Ambien gets me to sleep, but I will wake up at 3am or so as ambein has a short half-life. The ativan helps it work better for me.

To your point on cymbalta. I stopped it and restarted celexa. Cymbalta, Effexor, and to some degree Prozac are more stimulating and I believe this adds to anger potential. Celexa is pretty much serotonin only and therefore more calming.

My doc also started me on Lamactil. Does anyone have feedback on Lamactil? I hope it will even work as monotherapy and allow me to quit Celexa as I would like to have an orgasm again someday.

Hopefully getting




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