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Re: Why do meds constantly stop working for me? rose45

Posted by SLS on September 24, 2021, at 15:11:14

In reply to Re: Why do meds constantly stop working for me?, posted by rose45 on September 24, 2021, at 5:49:11

> Lamotrigine started to work at 100 mg, but I titrated up to 200mg. There was not much difference between 100 and 200 mg, but I did not feel myself, until I added 2.5mg olanzapine. I then felt I was in remission, although the unpleasant cognitive side effects of loss of memory, nightmares and loss of hair were still there. I felt in remission for 3 months,and then it slowly stopped working.I increased the dose of lamotrigine, but it made no difference. Hence the title of this thread - nardil, parnate and lamotrigine have all stopped working for me.
> That is why I want to try marplan, as it is the only maoi which I have not yet tried Both Nardil and Parnate stopped working. I will keep taking Lamotrigine, as you suggest, but will it make much difference if it is not working? At this point, I doubt that increasing it any more will make much difference, and the memory loss and hair loss are really upsetting me.

I would be upset, too. I would not want to see you suffer such upsetting side effects from lamotrigine if you can find remission without it.

For me, the difference between 200 mg/day and 300 mg/day is the difference between my successfully designing and building a couch by reading a book versus being able to only vegetate on one, staring into space.

That was a very silly simile, but it is absolutely accurate.

For me, the difference between 200 mg/day and 300 mg/day of lamotrigine is the difference between agony and remission.

Mine is just one anecdote. It is impossible to know that it would also be crucial to an effective treatment for you. I found Zyprexa to have:

1. Anti-manic properties - including manic psychosis.
2. Antidepressant properties.
3. The ability to think more clearly.

If there is any drug worse than Zyprexa (olanzapine) for producing weight gain, it would be clozapine (Clozaril), the original atypical antipsychotic. I think the two drugs are chemically related, but I'm not sure.

I'm curious where your decision-making process is headed.

As always, good luck. You are in my thoughts.

- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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