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Re: Stims? TRD_12

Posted by Emme_V2 on July 30, 2012, at 6:46:00

In reply to Re: Stims? Emme_V2, posted by TRD_12 on July 29, 2012, at 8:36:52

> > My doctor and I had spent a lot of time trying to find the right augmenting agent for Lamictal. Lamictal plus Abilify ended up being effective for me. The Abilify is less sedating for me than Seroquel but does still help with anxiety and depression. As for the stims, I find Focalin makes me less jittery than ritalin or dexedrine. I had tried Provigil also, but found its effects unpredictable. Good luck.
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> > emme
> That's encouraging to hear. Are you taking it for unipolar depression? What doses of the both are you on? I have wanted to try Lamictal + Abilify, seeing my pdoc on Wednesday. Think I will keep Seroquel 100mg for awhile for sleep.
> I think I will skip the stim idea, too much negative experiences on the internet.
> Thanks.

Hi. Yes, unipolar depression. I take 100 mg Lamictal and 2.5 mg Abilify. But I'm pretty sensitive to meds even at low doses.

Don't be scared off of stims by negative stories if your doctor is suggesting you try one. People tend to write about experiences when those experiences have been negative. The people with positive experiences may not feel a need to post about them on the internet. I find Focalin helpful. You would know pretty quickly if a stimulant is going to be useful to you.

Good luck.




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