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Re: Nervous about mix of drugs-HELP! anna

Posted by shelliR on July 28, 2001, at 22:01:12

In reply to Nervous about mix of drugs-HELP!, posted by anna on July 28, 2001, at 20:17:21

> O.K. I do trust my doctor, but I am a bit paranoid and would love to hear about any success from anyone on specifically these 2 meds: Wellbutrin in combo with Geodon(just started it yesterday) I have been treated for anxiety and post partum depression and now my doctor says I am bi-polarII. I am in out patient therapy right now due to rapid cycling(?) I am all so new to this. I just got off of effexor, it made me worse.
> I also take topomax 100 mg, Klonopin 1 mg bid as needed, Xanax 1-2 mg or less as needed for sleep or panic attacks. Thanks for any feedback. Anna

Anna, I started a separate thread below about bi-polar II. But I am curious why you are taking both klonopin and xanax as prns. I know xanax kicks in faster, but when would you decide to use klonopin vs xanax for a prn? Also related to my question in the thread below, what are you cycling: depression with anxiety/panic or depression with hypomania? I guess the later, because of your diagnosis.

Sorry, no answers for you about geodon, but I know in general the atypical anti-psychotics can help slow down and organize your thinking. (At least that's what people have said on this board). Topomax is a mood stabilizer, helping both bi-polar and also used as an adjunct to an AP for major depression. Wellbutrin doesn't have the same side effect profile as the SRRIs, generally no weight gain and no sexual dysfunction.

Shelli


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