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Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice?

Posted by Pierce on October 18, 2003, at 1:28:02

I suffer from GAD mixed with OCPD and Depression. I take 300 mg of Effexor, 45 mg of Remeron, 60 mg of Buspar, 2-3 mg of Klonopin, and now 160 mg of Strattera per day. Despite my years of suffering, I finished college and law school, and work in a very stressful law enforcement job. I maintain, but it's a struggle. I want to streamline my drugs. Any suggestions? Thank you.

 

Re: Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice?

Posted by ace on October 18, 2003, at 1:34:22

In reply to Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice?, posted by Pierce on October 18, 2003, at 1:28:02

> I suffer from GAD mixed with OCPD and Depression. I take 300 mg of Effexor, 45 mg of Remeron, 60 mg of Buspar, 2-3 mg of Klonopin, and now 160 mg of Strattera per day. Despite my years of suffering, I finished college and law school, and work in a very stressful law enforcement job. I maintain, but it's a struggle. I want to streamline my drugs. Any suggestions? Thank you.


Try Nardil or another MAOI

Ace.

 

Re: Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice? Pierce

Posted by galkeepinon on October 18, 2003, at 1:50:15

In reply to Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice?, posted by Pierce on October 18, 2003, at 1:28:02

Hi, Good for you!~law school is tough ;-)
~And being able to do it dealing with OCPD~that's great:-)

***I've heard that people with OCPD respond to high doses of Prozac - usually 60-80mg daily.

This site has a lot of neat 411 too:
http://www.biologicalunhappiness.com/

Wish I could offer you more.
Best Wishes.

> I suffer from GAD mixed with OCPD and Depression. I take 300 mg of Effexor, 45 mg of Remeron, 60 mg of Buspar, 2-3 mg of Klonopin, and now 160 mg of Strattera per day. Despite my years of suffering, I finished college and law school, and work in a very stressful law enforcement job. I maintain, but it's a struggle. I want to streamline my drugs. Any suggestions? Thank you.

 

Re: Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice?

Posted by Pierce on October 18, 2003, at 21:12:56

In reply to Re: Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice? Pierce, posted by galkeepinon on October 18, 2003, at 1:50:15

Thank you for your kind words, galkeepinon. However, my OCPD did play a large part in my inability to pass the bar exam, so far anyway, but I know enough now to study differently....i.e.,not try to know everything...just the important stuff. But perhaps my mentioning graduating from law school despite GAD/OCD/Depression can be of some encouragement to someone out there that perhaps they too can reach for their goals either large or small (I don't recommend law school) and know that with the right medications, and support, there is hope for a better life. Some may say that perhaps my conditions were and are not as severe as theirs, and some are probably right, but my first year of law school I was so depressed that my Dad would literally have to drag me out of bed and around the block in the snow, just so I could make it to class. And then he found me a good doctor who gave me Impramine, a wonder drug for me at that time (perhaps I should go back to it). I know I am one of the lucky ones with excellent family support and access to medications, but for those without these blessings, I say a special sincere prayer for God to look over you, send you support, medication, and peace.

 

Re: Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice?

Posted by Bill LL on October 20, 2003, at 10:47:09

In reply to Re: Tremendous cocktail of drugs--any advice?, posted by Pierce on October 18, 2003, at 21:12:56

I have 2 thoughts:

1) maybe you could see how cutting out the Buspar affects you

2) if you are not feeling good, maybe you are correct in considering a switch back to imipramine.


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