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Re: Re-Update Escapee

Posted by SLS on July 2, 2015, at 12:51:34

In reply to Re: Re-Update, posted by Escapee on July 2, 2015, at 9:39:00

> OK. Now I've been on 600mg lithium

Are you using lithium as a mood stabilizer, or, rather, as an augmenter to antidepressants?

> and have been slowly raising the quetiapine from 100-200mg. Today I hit that 200mg.

Even for depression, I think you need to reach 400 mg/day. I'm not sure, though.


I'm sorry to hear that.

> Anxiety has alsob increased. I'm very tempted to lower or stop the bupropion. At least give it a try.

That sounds reasonable. Anxiety, agitation, and anger are not infrequent side effects with Wellbutrin. I'm beginning to think that it should not be used very often when significant anxiety is present.

Have you tried any anticonvulants? Lamictal?

What about Abilify? It is especially helpful when added to Lamictal if bipolar depression is present. Otherwise, it might help in combination with antidepressants.

Regarding antipsychotics, I am not sold on Seroquel and Latuda for depression. I have seen good results with Saphris, though. Having said that, I cannot guarantee you that Seroquel and Latuda won't work - meaning that you probably should not exclude these drugs from consideration.

Good luck.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

- George Bernard Shaw




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