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Re: How to quell a hypomanic episode Beckett2

Posted by SLS on September 16, 2021, at 2:17:27

In reply to How to quell a hypomanic episode, posted by Beckett2 on September 15, 2021, at 0:58:38

> I recently experienced a major stressor. Low and behold, I am hypomanic. This means debilitating anxiety, pressured activity, inability to sleep properly. Aka not fun.
> I have a call out to my doc. What would you suggest as stopgap treatment? A few seroquel? A little Valium?
> My regular meds work well: trintellix, lamotrigine (200 mg), pregabalin (25 mg).
> My assumption is this episode will pass soon, I just want to feel comfortable and reduce the pressure.
> Suggestions welcome!

In my experience, Zyprexa (olanzapine) worked almost instantly to put the fire out. I was not hypomanic, though. I was beyond that. I was delusional. Because most people gain weight on Zyprexa, it is not an ideal answer if you need to cover a period of time longer than a few weeks. I have a *hunch* that Zyprexa works quickly and completely enough to be able to use it for 5-7 days, and then be able to discontinue it without hypomania reemerging.

In the days before olanzapine, doctors often combined lithium with a benzodiazepine, usually clonazepam.

How would you characterize Trintellix?

- Scott

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I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

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