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Re: Depression sucks.

Posted by SLS on July 22, 2017, at 8:37:25

In reply to Re: Depression sucks., posted by LouisianaSportsman on July 21, 2017, at 22:42:31


> I'm doing well on:
> Zoloft 200mg
> Forfivo 450mg bupropion
> Rexulti 2mg
> Buspar 15mg TID
> Remeron 30mg QHS

That's great news. Your treatment shows logic and enlightenment. I really like it. What role does Buspar play?

> Have you tried Rexulti? It works better than aripiprazole 10mg for me.

I did try switching from Abilify to Rexulti. Rexulti was neutral. It did not help me as much as Abilify does. After restarting Abilify, I tried pushing the dosage higher than the 10 mg/day I had been taking. I went to 20 mg/day, but found that in impaired my cognitive and memory funtions. It also caused some dysphoria. I have settled on 15 m/day, and I feel better.

I also tried Vraylar (cariprazine), another D2/3 partial agonist, in place of Abilify. It immediately made me feel horrendous. The increase in the severity of my depression was terrifying. I aborted the trial as soon as possible. I didn't want to get stuck fighting for my survival for the months it would take Vraylar to leave my system. The half-life of Vraylar and its active metabolite can be as long as 2 weeks.

Overall, I'm feeling moderately improved, and remain encouraged by the trajectory of my antidepressant response. I am currently trying to remove prazosin from the mix. It totally wipes-out my sex drive. It might also be making me feel lazy. I find that I must taper prazosin in order to retain a treatment effect and prevent rebound nightmares.

- 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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