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Stable on Neurontin, Celexa, and WellbutrinSR

Posted by Simcha on November 30, 2002, at 11:14:48

All of these drugs are swimming through my body are affecting change so that I can function in society.

I'm off of Klonopin. I've been off the Klonopin for a week now. I do have to say that going from .25mg to no Klonopin was a bit strange.

I did up the Neurontin to 500mg at night when I came off of the Klonopin completely. I did notice that I have had a harder time getting to sleep lately. I've also found that I need less sleep. Instead of needing my usual 8-9 hours of sleep I find that I only need about 6 or 7 hours of sleep. I wake up refreshed. I wonder if the Klonopin was interfering with my sleep so that I needed more sleep? Also I think that Klonopin might be more sedating for me than Neurontin.

So, so far I'm not grinding my teeth at night. I've also found that my mood is improved on the Neurontin. Therefore I think this might be a good replacement for the Klonopin. I do have almost an entire prescription of the Klonopin just in case I need it for anxiety. The pdoc told me I could still take on an as needed basis if I found that I needed it.

I think I'm going to wait a week on this next phase. I'm going to try to get my dosing down to two times a day. So far this is my dosing schedule.

20mg Celexa
100mg WellbutrinSR

20mg Celexa
100mg WellbutrinSR

500mg Neurontin

The pdoc is encouraging me to put the 3pm doses at the AM dosing time. He told me to do it one drug at a time and to do it slowly. He thinks that perhaps the WellbutrinSR might be messing with my ability to fall asleep easier at night. Therefore I think I'll try to get the WellbutrinSR 3pm dose to move back in one hour increments over the next few weeks.

I'm amazed at how well this med change has gone for me. Normally med changes are extremely difficult for me. Of course, we have not messed with changing my anti-depressants. Whenever I've changed anti-depressants it seems I'm a mess. I guess this confirms that I really need them in my life. This brings me back to the beginning of my post.

All of these meds swimming around my body are affecting change so that my mood remains on an even keel. I'm just amazed that it takes three medications to balance me. Actually this does tell me how serious depression really is. Before medication I think I really down-played the severity of my depression and the danger it put me in. Now I have a whole new appreciation of the seriousness of my condition and I'm convinced that treating this condition is a must.

I like the life I have now and I'd never go back to the way I was before medication. I don't wake up in the morning wishing I was dead. I don't have entire months where I don't get out of bed or eat. It's amazing how I did not think that depression was so serious. I'm a changed man today.

Take Care,




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