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Re: Can meds cause a sense of dread/doom/fear? MightyKondrian

Posted by porkpiehat on August 24, 2017, at 18:42:21

In reply to Re: Can meds cause a sense of dread/doom/fear? porkpiehat, posted by MightyKondrian on August 24, 2017, at 15:07:57

> > For fun this weekend I held off on Lamictal and parnate as long as I could. No rage, no paranoia. I started finding it tough doing simple muscle memory tasks (ordering a pizza, unstrapping my boat, approaching the dock) but I remember this happening If I go all day without lamictal or drop too low.
> >
> > Eventually for safety sake I took lamictal and started getting angry and resentful with my nephew. I was seething with anger at the incompetence of my buddy. Took the parnate and then in turned to the weird fear and almost psychotic feeling of doom driving home.
> >
> > Could the lamictal be boosting the dopamine somewhere and causing quasi-psychotic symptoms?
> You say above that you got angry and resentful at your Nephew!!
> Don't u think that's enough to take deep thought into changing your meds?

Yes. That's why I am here. I think about little else. Maybe that wasn't clear. Ive already found some ways to improve the situation: Trazodone helps with the sleep and, with gabapentin, eases the detachment and apathy for the first part of the day; alpha and beta blockers can help with the anxiety and anger at times.

So maybe there's a way to address the fear, sedation, and irritability without stopping parnate altogether. I was hoping someone would have an idea because prescribers have no experience with the MAOIs




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