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PLEASE Help please - Causes of irritability...

Posted by Sheilac on September 12, 2013, at 12:17:27

Been off Geodon & Trileptal since July. During August I tried just Buspar.

Now I'm on nothing but 2mg Klonopin with 3mg melatonin at night and then 1mg Klonopin in the morning. Problem is severe irritability still! Klonopin helps for a little while.

What causes this? Is this a symptom of hypomania?

I'm taking all the Klonopin I can and it isn't fixing the irritability.

My doc suggested going back to Geodon (because at some point in time the depression will come back - soon - that's the way the cycle goes). And of course, I would have to go back to Trileptal with Geodon.

Trileptal seems like a stronger Klonopin to me, but like every mood stabilizer I've taken it makes me depressed, so the Geodon helps with mood & energy.

My doc suggested starting a dose of a geodon of anywhere from 20mg - 60mg at night. It tends to give me daytime energy then.

In the past I took 40mg and really had a hard time waking up in the middle of the night (which is why I stopped due to a family emergency & having to be at the hospital at 2:00am with a family member). I've heard a higher dose might not have that effect.

Thoughts on what causes irritability?

Starting dose of Geodon that won't make me comatose?

Thank you!




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