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Re: Beginning Adrafinil ajax1

Posted by SLS on August 19, 2009, at 5:08:40

In reply to Beginning Adrafinil, posted by ajax1 on August 17, 2009, at 18:13:04

> Hello all
> I've just gotten Adrafinil 300mg. In the past when I've taken ADs, I tend to get agitated even at small amounts, so I thought I might try this. I read somewhere on this site that you should take this with Depakote if your BP NOS as I am.

I have never heard this before. I don't recall anyone getting manic on adrafinil (Olmifon), but I guess it's possible.

> Should I start the Depakote for a while before I begin the Adrafinil?

I guess the Depakote would protect you from mania better if it were already on board when you start taking the adrafinil. The problem with mania is that when you are in the midst of it, you don't believe that you are manic despite everyone around you telling you that you are. It is therefore urgent to catch mania as early as possible while the affected person still has the good judgment to understand that they need to be teated for it.

For me, Depakote works very fast to bring me down from a manic mixed-state. It has taken no longer than 12 hours after dosing for it to mitigate the mania. However, I do use loading doses to start treatment with. I have taken 1000mg as my first dose, and followed that up with another 1000mg six hours later. This sort of dosing is not necessary for you since you are not already manic. I guess your doctor will start you at 250mg or so.

- Scott




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