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Re: thanks johnx again!! JohnX

Posted by on October 20, 2001, at 16:35:25

In reply to bye, bye dysthymia, posted by JohnX on October 19, 2001, at 0:54:16

Hi JohnX,

I replied to another of your posts just about 15 minutes ago.

Thank you very much for this!!
I am printing out your post.

My severe SP is treatable (and treated).
My main issue is some dysthmia I think. More interested in various things.
I know that more DA/NE will help me there.

I had a week off from work so for first time in a year or 2 have thought about things more.

Your meds are very similar to ones I do well on.
Once I added 2.5 Zyprexa (skeptically) and immediately got sedatied as I expected.
I then took 150mg Wellbutrin.
I went to the gym and was talking to anyone (but not like an idiot - appropriately).
All of those little things I remember - but implemeting an almost limitless combination of meds is impossible.
So I just have the note for the day on the calender and the memory.

Over 2 years I have gaining interest in:
1) Wellbutrin SR
2) lamictal
.. well especially those.

Anyway - just wanted to say thanks and I can assure you I really appreciate the info, I printed the post, only the 2nd, and it may be the only one I keep after reading.
Thanks again and I am with you!!! I hope it keeps working good!!!

> Hi all,
> Well, I've had another what I would call "an awakening".
> It reminds me of the movie "Awakenings".
> I feel like a hand from above has yanked me from point
> A (crapper) to point B (where the rest fo the world
> lived. I have had a breakout from dysthymia/anhedonia
> that includes *recapturing my emtions*. I feel connected to
> the world again! The last time this happened
> was 2.5 years ago (on St. John's Wort) and it
> lasted only 3 days.
> After 2.5 years of struggling, and a huge list
> of medications, misdiagnosis, therapy, etc. and severe
> phsyical pain on top of the mood problems,
> I seemed to have hit the jackpot. I really hope this
> doesn't fade. My core diagnosis is ptsd with bpii.
> Anyways, I have had spurts of manic europhoria during
> this 2.5 year time span, but never had a feeling of
> "well-being" and being connected to the world.
> I hope this party lasts. I was about ready to give
> up. I'm still pessimistic.
> Anyways, here's what is working:
> - Lamictal 150 mg/day
> - Wellbutrin 300 mg/day
> - Zyprexa 5 mg/day
> - Klonopin 4 mg/day
> Wish me luck; I hope this doesn't slip out
> of my hands. Adding in the Wellbutrin kicked
> things into action. Prior to this I had either
> non-respnse to wellbutrin or short lived mania.
> I tried adding it to the Lamictal alone (before
> zyprexa) and it made my physical pain worse.
> When I took Zyprexa, I found out that the Wellbutrin
> no longer caused pain in my face, so I stayed
> on it and WHAMO!
> Anyways, thanks for everyone's support especially
> AndrewB who took the time to personally communicate
> with me in a compasionate way that helped me feel
> much more optimistic and less misunderstood (not
> to mention the wealth of information).
> PS. AndrewB suggested Zyprexa 1st, but I went other routes.
> Damn. He was right on the money. But he didn't think
> Wellbutrin would ever work, which is at this very
> mokent. ;)
> Thanks for all the support and
> good luck to everybody (including me)
> -John




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