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Re: Mirapex Chris Peter S

Posted by ChrisK on August 5, 2001, at 3:49:11

In reply to Re: Mirapex Chris, posted by Peter S on August 4, 2001, at 12:24:34

Peter,

I take 3-4mg of Mirapex/day, 80 mg/day of Geodon and 100 mg/day of Nortriptyline. I am a big person (approx 250 lbs) so my doses tend to run on the high side plus I seem to be fairly med resistant. I rarely get side effects from the meds I have tried and only had withdrawl problems from Xanax.

My depression was helped by the Nortriptyline so I have remained on that as my main AD. IT still didn't help with the suicidal thoughts so I started on Zyprexa (after a few failed trials with things like Remeron and Risperdal). The Z helped clear up my thinking but I still had the anhedonia/apathy problem. After quite a few trials I stumbled on Mirapex which has been great. I'm almost back to what I would call normal. I still have lost interest in some things but they are coming back into my life.

As far as the switch from Zyprexa to Geodon I'm not 100% sure why but both my pdoc andI thought that it would be a good match for my type of depression. I had no problem with the switch and haven't noticed a big difference betweeen the two. I think some of the change had to do with the weight gain and the possibility of TD with long term Zyprexa use. Either way it has worked out.

If you don't feel that you are getting the full effects of your Prozac I would suggest upping your dose a little. It seems to be helping somewhat and dose changes are easier to manage than changing your meds all together.

Hope this helps a little,
Chris


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