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Re: Anxious/Agitated Depression

Posted by Mermaid16 on September 3, 2017, at 18:16:45

In reply to Re: Anxious/Agitated Depression, posted by linkadge on September 3, 2017, at 17:51:43

> Hi there,
> I have bad anxious agitated depression too. I may have some bipolar tendencies (not too sure). Anyhow, I used to do well on serotonergic drugs, but recently they make anxiety worse.
> I am also currently on nortriptyline and a small dose of Effexor. The Effexor seems to increase agitation so I keep the dose low.
> I also take a small dose of lithium (300mg). I don't consider myself bipolar, but lithium can help unipolar depression too. It also not likely to increase agitation.
> I find lithium helps with depression, anxiety, insomnia and agitation. It seems to mix well with nortriptyline.
> Anyhow, lithium, an anticonvulsant, or a benzodiazepine might be worth trying if the antidepressants are not helping.
> Linkadge
Hi!. Thanks for your reply. Helps to know that I'm not alone out there :-) My psych has mentioned Lamactil, which I believe is also a mood stabiliser. I don't really know much about it though. I was taking 2mg of Klonopin before this last thing happened with the the Clomipramine, but the psych has increased it to 5mg. I am working and I am more than aware of it's addicting qualities, so want to keep the dose as low as possible if I can. Even though it makes it hard to cope sometimes. I have read that Lamactil can cause activation at small doses and you need to increase it very slowly to avoid 'the rash'. What dose of Nortrip are you on. I'm on 75mg, but think psych wants to push it up to 150mg. Thanks for your reply. Tracy




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