Posted by Dinah on September 17, 2011, at 13:12:33
In reply to Re: 40% down to 25% » Dinah, posted by SLS on September 17, 2011, at 9:11:37
For me, my problems generally stem from agitation and anxiety - perhaps some bipolarish tendencies. While Provigil may not cause wakefulness like it used to, it has the huge advantage of not causing anxiety or agitation in me.
Nortryptiline was as very bad for me as Effexor and Wellbutrin. I have concluded that norepinephrine is something that doesn't agree with me.
I'm happy enough with my current mix, although I think I'd like to take a holiday from Provigil and then go back to it. If I ever have the leisure to sleep all day for a few weeks. I'd love for it to work like it used to.
I wonder if those experiences you perceive as normal are something that can realistically be expected for a long period of time, since the longest period you've experienced them is six months. It occurs to me it might be something akin to the mild hypomania I often get with medications. For me, it's not a good thing because my set point has so much anxiety and agitation. I'm better off avoiding it, even if it feels good. But if your set point is the flat melancholic type of depression it might be what makes you feel so good. The problem is, I've never found it possible to maintain that state over time. For me, that's a good thing, for you perhaps not. Is there any way nonmedication way to improve a life with a lower set point? Maybe one of the treatments that provide disruption to the brain, perhaps not ECT but that trms is it? - the one that Twinleaf successfully used?