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Borderline PD and benzo WD: Lamictal - SLS, SOS

Posted by zonked on January 14, 2017, at 13:32:15

I've been forced off benzodiazepines, I guess for good... Still tapering, 0.25mg Klonopin twice a day. (In addition to Nardil 90mg/day, gabapentin 600mg t.i.d, and prazosin 2mg h.s.)

Also: Omega 3 fish oil and a turmeric extract with bioperine. (I found out I may have wasted my money on that, there seems to be mixed scientific consensus on whether or not it's effective for anything, but I digress) --

I don't know what's due to the benzo taper, what's due to the cognitive blunting and forgetfulness and spacing out from the gabapentin, and what is really "me" - but my symptoms include terrible nightmares, cycling mood states (what it _FEELS_ like is rapid cycling or ultra rapid cycling bipolar disorder.)

Fluctuating levels of empathy for the people around me, dysphoria, transient suicidal thoughts, etc.

Since Lamictal is the only mood stabilizer I've ever been able to tolerate, and I think it might reduce the affective instability I'm suffering from [it has in the past] and also reduce potential glutaminergic excitotoxicity from the BZD withdrawal, and has shown in some studies to be effective for BPD, what do you all think?

I've asked my addiction psychiatrist. I really hope she will oblige.

I'm really scared, yeah I am. I don't want to be like this. Taking the Klonopin away has made me feel very very "raw"....

I also would like her to consider daytime prazosin as SLS has suggested, or Low-Dose naltrexone but this particular psychiatrist seems to be very "by the book" and unfortunately I have to stay with her for awhile.

I hate being a mess.




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