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Re: agitation, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia

Posted by undopaminergic on July 4, 2008, at 19:39:11

In reply to agitation, anxiety, fatigue and insomnia, posted by llurpsienoodle on July 4, 2008, at 15:20:45

> ah yes. the unholy triumvirate. The dark side of hypomania.
> It's time to tweak my meds around. The only thing I've found that helps with agitation has been wellbutrin. I took an extra one of those today. I will see if it helps.
> WellbutrinSR generic 150mg
> Abilify 10mg
> lamictal 300mg
> sertraline (zoloft generic) 100mg
> sonata prn 10mg
> I'm very nervous about my new job. This is causing me to lose sleep, and sonata 10mg is not cutting it.

Have you tried codeine cough syrup or tablets? It might work great for occasional use, but there's a serious risk that it would lose its effects if used too often. However, you may be able to extend its usefulness by adding memantine or dextromethorphan.

> And the anxiety and agitation makes it hard to think.

And on the other hand, too much benzodiazepines might also make it hard to think - otherwise something like diazepam (Valium) might be useful. Perhaps Valium in combination with piracetam (or other nootropic, for restoring thinking)?

> 1)what about adding provigil to my mix? I took it for a year with no adverse events. It would replace caffeine for my fatigue symptoms.

Yes, that may be worth a try.

> I think the wellbutrinSR helps with anxiety and agitation because it enables me to sit down and focus on the task at hand rather than run around like a mother chicken looking for her chickies.
> 2)what about upping my dosage of wellbutrin to 300mg SR or something like that XL, whatever?

Yes, or maybe Ritalin would have a similar effect? Then adding some of that might be an alternative.

Also, you could try guanfacine. It helps reduce excessive adrenergic activity.




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