Posted by Nixon on March 6, 2005, at 11:00:14
In reply to Re: Trileptal Experiences Opinions » Nixon, posted by ed_uk on March 6, 2005, at 10:05:57
> Hi John,
> >The switch to valium in hindsight was meaningless.
> Lol, I never was sure why you wanted to do that!
> >My goal is elimination of prozac
> Are you sure you want to come off Prozac completely? Trileptal might not be very effective for depression on its own. A low dose of Prozac could be sufficient, in clinical trials of 5mg/day, some people apparantly did well. Low incidence of side effects at this dose.
> >I just need some advice on titration.
> I would start with a lower dose than the initial dose recommended for epilepsy. Once you've been on the Trileptal for a few weeks I'd attempt to withdraw the Depakote.
No I am not sure I want to stop Prozac completely and probably will never do so. My idea is a good antimanic ie:Trileptal without weight gain/hair loss issues etc. I like the sodium and calcium channel action(possibly potassium) without the effect on GABA. Be the first to respond to my new post on Depakote/Trileptal equivalency. You will set a good pace.lol. John