Posted by MARKED on October 8, 2004, at 7:33:13
In reply to Re: Anyone else on Trileptal??? » chasidypb, posted by olysi79 on October 7, 2004, at 15:56:55
I am currently on 2 tablets a day (40mg each morning) of Cipramil/Citalopram (which is the softer form of Trileptal) for OCPD. Sleeping has been a god send with this, I still need to force myself to sleep before midnight (or I never get to sleep), but when I do I'm up every morning at 6am (ready to go, no obsessive thoughts,no mood swings, really clears the mind). No anxiety or side-effects (if you get a cold, please don't take any pseudoephedrine flu tablets (it makes your heart race, splutter, stop and you lose breathing every few minutes, become hyper and confused, with pulpitating heartbeats). I would also agree with the previous post (it will also help your anxiety a lot more). Also learn to change behaviours, and take things slow. Let yourself get burnt out every few days (but allow for it, and make this your veg day, or be in a comfortable environment). I tend to be in a cycle of 4days good, 1day bad. I accept this as being about as normal as I can be, and work my time around it.
CBT helps a great deal, and a support group :)
> 150 of Trileptal is nothing... adderall is a very very potent medication... I only took 5 MGS of it and I was up at night and my mood swings were phenomenal... adderall is great for adhd, but keep these side effects in mind. Could you consider increasing your trileptal, decreasing your adderall, and then perhaps trying trazodone to help u sleep? hope this helps
> > I am only on a small dose of tripletal, and only have been on it for a few weeks. But so far, not so good. I have been strugeling with insomnia for these 2 weeks, and I truly can not sleep. I have a mix of 150 mg. of Trileptal, and 20 mg. of Adderall XR each day. I do know that adderall causes insomnia but I thought that maybe the trileptal would even it out. I cant seem to find the medication that works for me. I believe the only time I did good was on 75 mg. of Seraquel. If anyone knows what else I could do that would help, that would be great. I WANT to sleep so bad!! I am actaully starting to get paranoid because I am so sleep deprived, and also I have really bad anxiety, so I feel that if I dont find an alternative for this trileptal Im going to be having a heart attack or something, and this would not be too good...
> > Someone please help... what should I do?
> > Thank you so much!
> > -chasidypb