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Posted by SLS on December 11, 2016, at 20:20:20

Hi, All.

I am experiencing a significant response from my current treatment regime. I have been asking my doctor for a long time that, if I were to be placed on exactly the right drugs at exactly the right dosages, what would he expect as a time-line for improvement of my bipolar depression. He has always avoided giving me an answer, which is understandable.

After playing with Rexulti and a high dosage of nortriptyline with untoward results, I decided to fall back on my previous regime and accept that I would have to wait a long time for other treatments to become available. It was unexpected that, while waiting, I am beginning to respond to my default treatment regime. I guess I have an answer to my question. It would take months to respond to a treatment if that treatment were to be applied consistently. I wish I had been more patient and a less aggressive. Of course, this perspective is the result of 20/20 hindsight. It is difficult to not beg a doctor for changes in treatment when pain and frustration are so intense. It has been a long, long road. I hope that my current improvement continues to grow towards remission. I have not felt this well for this long a period since 1987. I still have a long way to go before I am sufficiently improved to allow me to function well enough to return to employment and rejoin mainstream society. Those are my goals.

This is my current treatment regime:

Parnate 80 mg/day
nortriptyline 150 mg/day
Lamictal 300 mg/day
lithium 300 mg/day
Abilify 10 mg/day
prazosin 30 mg/day

One thing that will nag at me for awhile is that all of these drugs were available in 2003. I could have been made well and started building a new life 13 years ago. I am not totally consumed with this fact, though. As I sit here typing, I am quite happy.

We shall see.

- 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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