Posted by bleauberry on September 3, 2009, at 19:25:29
In reply to Re: Tivastal? » bleauberry, posted by Bob on September 1, 2009, at 20:55:20
> > I never intended on getting on Trivastal. I just wanted to know if it was something I could keep in my emergency kit for a really bad time. It is one of the very few that fits that bill.
> > After my 15 year experience with psych meds, I am strongly gunshy at this point. I have come to respect and fear their power.
> That last paragraph states my feelings as well. I can only tolerate low doses of these things any longer and I have to go very slowly when titrating the doses. It's rough.
> You have picked some meds to be in an 'emergency kit' for bad times? What kinds of drugs do you have in there?
Well let's see.
Parnate 2.5mg or 5mg will buy me a new lease on life within about 36 hours of a single dose and last about 3 days, after an initial worsening the first 6 hours during the amphetamine part of it.
Milnacipran at 6mg twice a day usually starts to work on day 2 at removing some of the deep darkness.
Ritalin works within about an hour, 2.5mg to 5mg.
St Johns Wort sometimes, not reliably, 150mg within 72 hours.
Rhodiola Rosea within hours.
I hate Cymbalta because it makes me more depressed the longer I'm on it, but I have to admit that first 1 to 3 days at a mere 5mg are quite a relief from the darkness.
Trivastal next day benefits felt slightly.
Curcumin next day benefits felt slightly.
Obviously I prefer the natural plants of the earth mentioned above. If I feel the need for pharmacological intervention, Ritalin is my first choice, Parnate my second choice.
I am too sensitive to be on meds continuously, even at miniscule doses. My immune system or whatever just frieks out. I get side effects that someone else might not get unless they took double or triple the maximum dose.