Posted by SLS on December 30, 2011, at 13:35:40
In reply to Adding Parnate and prazosin., posted by SLS on December 29, 2011, at 6:55:56
> I added prazosin (Minipress) 30 mg last week as a treatment for residual PTSD, if it even exists in me. I thought it was worth a shot. Certainly, childhood abuse and neglect contributed to the evolution of my depressive illness.
> I added Parnate on Monday. I am titrating as quickly as I can while avoiding the development of hypotension. The prazosin might work synergistically with Parnate to significantly reduce my blood pressure. We'll have to see. 30 mg is a small dose of prazosin. There is room to increase it.
> I'm feeling better than I should be. Yesterday, I met some family and friends at a hotel bar. I was comfortable, gregarious, and talkative. My mind was very active. I really enjoyed myself for the first time in many years.
> Two things are different about my current regime compared to the last time I took Parnate lithium and prazosin. I wonder
> Parnate 40 mg (titrating rapidly)
> nortriptyline 150 mg
> Lamictal 200 mg
> Abilify 10 mg
> lithium 300 mg
> prazosin 30 mg
> Wish me luck! I could sure use it.
I am feeling MUCH better. This is not normal for me at all. Something is working. However, it has been only a few days in this improved state. I'm sure many of you know that I will sometimes respond robustly to a new treatment, but for no longer than three days. My brain is incredibly efficient at maintaining its pathological homeostasis. I'm not yet beyond this three-day window. I am trying not to become overly-optimistic as I always seem to when I begin to respond to treatment. My optimism is illogical, but it can't be helped. :-)
Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.
- George Bernard Shaw